Not only do houseplants support human health, they look good too! From purifying the air to reducing stress and improving mood – houseplants can help to heal! Festive favourites such as Christmas cactus, poinsettia, cyclamen and solanum (winter cherry) can add colour, while contrasting leafy forms generate a sense of peace and relaxation.
Create a houseplant haven in your home this Christmas – or give a gift that grows to someone you love! Lots of lovely fresh stock arriving Friday 29th November! (And more dates in the run-up to Christmas.)
Christmas cactus – flowering November to January it’s the best for winter colour.
Cacti and succulents – great for a fresh modern look and Instagram-ready images!!
Mother-in-law’s tongue – architectural pointed ‘tongues’. Another houseplant said to improve air quality in the home.
Poinsettia – a Christmas classic for a draught-free spot. Choose red, pink or cream bracts.
Solanum (winter cherry) – a fun plant with ornamental fruits looking a bit like cherry tomatoes.
Cyclamen – full of flower throughout the winter months and lovely leaves too. Great for a cool windowsill.
Anthurium (Flamingo flower) – stunning and tropical! Ideal for the bathroom!
Bonsai – great Christmas gifts and talking points!
What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?
Many studies are now showing that pollution levels INDOORS can actually be far worse than those outdoors. VOCs are substances such as benzene and formaldehyde which may be emitted from common products and furnishings within the home. Scientists are still studying the air-purifying properties of plants. It may be that in small quantities houseplants don’t have any significant effect on cleaning the air, but there’s surely no doubt that they look good and calm the soul!