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Purify your air

With a new baby in the house I’ve suddenly become more aware of my surroundings. I see dust I never saw before, dangers that never mattered and I can smell a cigarette from a mile away. I have become particularly aware of the air my baby (and myself) breaths every day. I even started researching air purifiers. Then my dearest said “don’t house plants do that for you?”. I thought house plants were just something Nannas did because, well that’s what Nannas do. But my dearest was right! House plants can absorb air pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene! And they produce oxygen from CO2! So rather than buy an expensive air purifier we’re going to give this houseplant thing a go.

Here is our Peace Lily (a popular indoor plant as well as being a top air purifier!). Ain’t she pretty? Those Nannas were onto something!


  1. Ah I love house plants, but I always seem to kill them in spectacular fashion. It’s strange because I have a great permaculture back garden, it’s just those pampered little indoor guys that are doomed! Wishing you more luck than I’ve had!😀

    • This plant has a better chance ofsurviving because I’ll put my unfinished glass of water on the plant. Otherwise it would most certainly be doomed!

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