Herbs for the kitchen, grass for the cat, a violet passed down from Grandma or an orchid for the beauty, houseplants and tropicals are sought after for apartments, dorm rooms, family dwellings and offices for various reasons and have been for years. Some new reasons are coming to light for placing houseplants in your home for many who might have done without in the past. In this day and age of allergies and asthma the silent hero in the window or the corner is the leafy, green houseplant.
The air inside our energy efficient homes is often unhealthy because of chemicals called volatile organic compounds or VOCs. These VOCs can often cause both long term and short term medical problems. Plants have the capability of absorbing many of these harmful VOCs and purifying the air that surrounds us making healthier living spaces.
Here at Glen Echo we begin receiving our tropical plants and orchids Mid-March and carry a great variety throughout the season. We are always sourcing fresh and different plants along with classics and favourites. Please let us know if you are looking for a specific plant or have any questions about plants you already own and our helpful staff can help you and your houseplant have a mutually successful and healthy relationship.