Saturday Star - - WELLBEING -

● In­door plants for health­ier homes – ferns (eg As­ple­nium nidus), ‘peace lilies’ (spathiphyl­lum), fi­cus species, bam­boo and san­sev­e­ria have been proven to im­prove air qual­ity. Add ‘green’ pu­ri­fiers to all the rooms in your home. Plants ab­sorb air par­ti­cles and car­bon diox­ide. Th­ese par­ti­cles and car­bon diox­ide are then con­verted to oxy­gen and re­leased by the plants through pho­to­syn­the­sis.

● Spathiphyl­lum and Mon­stera de­li­ciosa fea­ture hugely in the botan­i­cals trend – pop­u­lar for re­cep­tion and liv­ing room ar­eas.

● Choose a flow­er­ing pot plant in­stead of cut flow­ers for guest rooms and girls’ bed­rooms (also long-last­ing decor). Win­ter favourites in­clude cy­cla­men and aza­leas. In sum­mer, some op­tions in­clude calla lilies, an­thuri­ums and be­go­nias.

● Large palms and spec­i­men plants re­place the need for un­nec­es­sary fur­ni­ture and clut­ter.

● Pot­ted herbs are ideal for kitchen win­dowsills.

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