Go Green for January

Go Green For January

Once the Christmas tree and decorations have been taken down for another year, rooms can suddenly feel a little empty. But indoor greenery doesn’t just need to be reserved for the festive season, with happy houseplants making a house feel like a home. 

Bringing a sense of calm for an instant room detox, National Houseplant Week (11th - 17th January) is the ideal time to explore the amazing houseplants (available at Dobbies), just in time to #GoGreenForBlueMonday on Monday 18th January. 

Houseplant Buyer, Claire Bishop shares her top mood boosting houseplant recommendations… 

“Whether you have one single statement plant or fill your home with an abundance of greenery for an indoor jungle feel, plants bring us closer to nature and require regular watering and nurture, which has wide-ranging benefits from boosting your mood and creating a sense of purpose. My top 5 happy houseplants to help with a positive start to the year would be –  

Peacock plant (Calathea) – Due to their patterns and colours they brighten any home and also are air purifiers, cleaning its surrounding air.

Peacock plant (Calathea) £14.99; Lizzy plant pot £7.99

​Cheese plant (Monstera) – Their large leaves fill a room with foliage for a lush jungle feel and they are also again an air purifier, particularly effective in air-conditioned interior.

Cheese Plant (Monstera) on moss pole £59.99. Also pictured – Jungle Vine (Parthenocissus Amazonica) £19.99; Clivia £14.99; Dexter hanger £19.99 Dexter plant stand £59.99

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) – One of the top air purifiers, but also with lovely white flowering plants and they are pretty easy to care for. They are particularly good for increasing moisture in the air, so ideal in the bedroom. They get rid of chemicals by absorbing and then breaking them down.


Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) £14.99. Also pictured – Rabbit’s foot fern (Humata tyermanii) £19.99; Fern mix £6.99; Cebu plant pot £16.99; Jari vase off white, 34.5cm, £34.99 

Phalaenopsis Orchid – Striking plant that flowers for a long time and is a great centrepiece in the home when planted on groups. A great addition to a room that’s been recently painted or renovated, removing xylene from the air. 

Listen to our houseplants podcast: https://www.dobbies.com/content/podcast.html 

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