This month, Two-winged fruit is collaborating with Botanic Box Australia in a subscription box that promotes a healthy planet as well as a healthy home.
Health benefits of indoor plants
House plants are not only a pretty decoration but they have also been shown to have several health benefits. They can:
- reduce the carbon dioxide in the air
- reduce air pollutants
- act as a natural humidifier (especially tropical plants e.g. palms)
- regulate the temperature
- reduce airborne dust levels
It has also been suggested that having indoor plants can give you a better sleep and improve your mental health.
Eco friendly interior decoration
House plants, being naturally biodegradable, are also an eco friendly house decoration.
Botanic Box Australia
Botanic Box Australia is the creation of Rhiannon Campbell. She came up with the idea of a plant subscription service after looking for a housewarming gift for a friend, that wasn’t a cheeseboard or a set of wine glasses.
Plants bring me happiness, a sense of fulfilment and nurturing, and are just really good to look at! Add to that a local maker or grower, who creates an artwork with the intention of bringing you joy each day.
Botanic Box collaborates with local small businesses (makers, artists, and growers) to bring customers a variety of pots and plants, delivered directly to their door, monthly. Each month, they profile the local artist that collaborated with them in their monthly plant treat.
Botanic Box currently operates in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
Botanic Box’s November subscription box
Botanic Box’s November subscription includes Two-winged fruit’s lemongrass and eucalyptus liquid hand soap and bush mint and rose geranium body wash AND the much coveted birds nest fern sourced from a local nursery.
The bird’s nest fern plant gets its name from the fact that the centre of the plant resembles a bird’s nest. It is also occasionally called a crow’s nest fern. Bird’s nest ferns (Asplenium nidus) are identified by their flat, wavy or crinkly fronds.
Bird’s nest fern is an epiphytic fern, which means in the wild it typically grows on other things, like tree trunks or buildings. When you buy it as a houseplant, it will be planted in a container, but it can be affixed to planks and hung on a wall much like staghorn ferns.