Conscious Living :: What's on the Radar This Week? House Plants!

With the cosy August days getting slightly longer, there's a promise of spring in the air. So we're starting to think about how we might style up our home to include a few more plants, because when it comes to plants, more is always a good idea. They clean the air, soften the visual atmosphere, and we secretly think they make everybody happier too! 

Here's a fabulous Indoor Plant Care Guide which we stumbled across this week, which makes it easy to see how much water and how much sunlight each variety of common house plants likes best. 

Because just like their outdoor cousins, getting the right location can make the difference between a healthy green houseplant, and a sad, brown-leaved fellow! 


Top 10 House Plants which filter toxins? 

  1. Aloe Vera
  2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
  3. Gerbera Daisy 
  4. Snake Plant
  5. Golden Pothos
  6. Chrysanthemum
  7. Dracaena Marginata
  8. Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)
  9. Azalea
  10. English Ivy

To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves, and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another.
— Leonardo da Vinci

We adored this clever use of a window box that we spotted in Paris. (And as for that menu, it sounds pretty good - we'd just swap over the feta to almond feta though!)

We adored this clever use of a window box that we spotted in Paris. (And as for that menu, it sounds pretty good - we'd just swap over the feta to almond feta though!)


A Photographer's Indoor Garden Oasis

β€œI fill the house with plants to make up for all the brick and mortar of the city,” Amsterdam-based photographer Janneke Luursema tells me. Better known as @still_______ to her 39K Instagram followers, Janneke presents scenes of interior domestic life, draped in plants and held still momentarily by the plaintive Dutch light. Even when reduced to small tiles on a mobile phone, Janneke’s work clearly conveys the calmness derived from life lived within an indoors oasis.