Adopt a plant

on 04 January 2018.

adopt a plant martin and the magpie

Get the Christmas trees out and the houseplants in. Local Florist, Martin and the Magpie, 120 High Street Hungerford, is on a mission this new year to get us to adopt a plant and literally, breathe new life into that dead space. Studies by scientific bodies including NASA have shown conclusively that keeping houseplants can help to significantly enhance mind, body and soul. By oxygenating our living spaces they help to create calm and relieve stress as well as being a focal statement, which, like a well-placed piece of art, can give the home a much needed lift in the drear days of January.

Martin and the Magpie has a sensational selection of houseplants currently coming to market at very competitive prices. The magnificent Strelitzia or paradise plant (pictured) costs £88 and will make a real impact in larger houses, but a lovely Dieffen Bachia which will purify the air at home or in the office is available for modest £9.50. Other plants available include Alocasia Portodora, Pholodendron Xandadu and the beautifully coloured Fricas Belize (pictured) with its red-tinged leaves for £30. Low maintenance and easy to care for, these beautiful houseplants are just the symbol of new life the new year requires.

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