I’ve been a very bad Urban Jungle Blogger and have quite a few empty plant pots laying around the house. This week I wanted to introduce a new plant to my office and spruce up the desk. Sitting down at the desk all day isn’t the best thing for your health so I wanted to find a plant that would help a little. As I’m friends with thejoyofplants.co.uk I found out that October’s plant of the month is a Chinese Evergreen, also known as Aglaonema. The great thing about the Chinese Evergreen is that it’s an air purifying plant, how cool!
Having a plant that gently purifies the air is perfect for city living. I can’t really say how effective it does that job but every little helps right? As these plants prefer partial or full shade, they’re perfect for inside the home. I’m thinking about buying a few more for my basement kitchen to liven the place up a bit.
While I strip back each room and minimise my possessions on display, the next step is to build layers of texture and tone. Plants are a perfect start, my little Chinese Evergreen will be one of many new plants for the office.
These plants are super easy to look after, just don’t let the plant stand in water. Wiping dust off both sides of the leaves will help them breathe. Misting them twice a week will help keep away any pesky mites.
What plant have you bought this month?
*this post is in collaboration with www.thejoyofplants.co.uk celebrating our love for Chinese Evergreens. All images and thoughts are my own.