These Plants Are Out Of This World
NASA's Air-Purifying Plants
We aren't exactly sure what other galaxies hold, but we hope it involves plants! Not only for their astronomical good looks, but the many added benefits they bring us — one of those being their air-purifying abilities. Thanks to NASA and their clean air study, we now know specific, recommended houseplants that have been found to remove dangerous toxins from our home!
Pafe's August Faves
There's nothing like brightening up your space with a tropical and colorful flowering plant. Beginner plant parents, fear not. The Bromeliad Aechmea Pink is an easy care, pet-friendly plant that is commonly known as the Amazonian Zebra Plant, Silver Vase, or the Urn Plant. This is a popular epiphytic plant (a plant that grows on another plant, usually a tree, without harming the plant) that is native to the rainforests of Brazil. The Aechmea Pink will transport you to the Amazonian Rainforest without ever having to leave the comfort of your couch. If you didn't get a chance to travel the world this summer, no problem. With the Bromeliad Aechmea Pink around, vacation comes to you. With the Pink Bromeliad, you can bring a little piece of summer with you into Autumn.
Shop the Medium Bromeliad Aechmea Pink here.
The Maculata is one of the most popular begonias among plant parents. Known for its olive green, angel wing shaped leaves with constrasting white polka dots, the Maculata is a standout for its color and uniqueness. Keep this beauty happy and you'll even be rewarded with vibrant and airy flowers. Not only does this angel look heavenly, she's easy to care for too. Isn't that the best? When you find a plant you love and you find out its easy care! You can confidently add a little slice of heaven to your August with the Maculata in your home. You'll praise yourself for it.
Shop the Medium Begonia 'maculata' (Angel Wings) here.
If you are a fan of the classic Rubber Tree, you're gonna LOVE this one. Meet our Ruby Rubber Tree — a variegated cultivar of the classic Rubber Tree whose captavating leaves range from electric pink, to ruby red, white, and a beautiful green. Unlike the classic Rubber Tree, this plant will need a little bit more sun due to the verigation in its leaves. Place this gem in a spot where it can receive bright, indirect light. The bright colors are an instant mood booster.
Shop the Medium Ruby Rubber Tree here.
Last but not least, we have the Philodendron 'Pink Princess'. This stunner is absolute plant royalty and one of the most sought after plants among plant parents. Characterized by deep green foliage and bubblegum pink variegations, its hard to imagine a space that this beauty wouldn't compliment. And since the Pink Princess is a type of Philodendron, it is relatively easy to care for too! She likes bright, indiret light and it's important that she is getting enough. Without enough light, this plant will revert to completely dark green, thus loosing the pink variegations that make us love it so much.
Shop the Philodendron 'Pink Princess' here.