I’m Allie, and I’ll be learning and sharing about a variety of plant care topics over the next few months on the Urban Jungle Journal. A little about me: I’ve claimed Des Moines as home for over a decade. I love houseplants, dogs, books, dessert, coffee, and tea. I’m a relatively new plant mom; I started my collection a little over a year ago.
Many of the materials in our everyday lives slowly add a cocktail of toxins into our air. Fortunately some of the most popular house plants are experts at removing toxins like formaldehyde, mold, benzene and others from your home.
Ferns themselves are living fossils all the way from the Devonian period, and predate most of the plants we’re familiar with by more than a few million years. Once filling prehistoric forests, you can now have them as lush and leafy additions to your own Urban Jungle.