THE CUT

Our online botanical publication.

GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

RIGHT PLANTS FOR THE RIGHT ROOM: STEAMY KITCHENS

14th September 2018

Words by Jessica Peace

Illustrations by @anecdoodles

So, which tough mudders can handle the heat, steam and tension of the kitchen…

Sansevieria cylindrica

Aloe Vera

Ivy

Oxalis

Calatheas

Aspidistra

HOW NOT TO KILL IN THE KITCHEN

These tough’uns are here for the heat NOT the light so don’t go homing them on your window sills and sunny kitchen tables. Also, as tough as they are make sure those leaves aren’t actually flopping over your hobs, that’s asking too much.

KITCHEN KUDOS

Sansevieria cylindrica - or ‘Mother-in-law’s-tongue’, is in all our gaffs because, contrary to the label this beauty doesn’t spit poison it sucks it up! That’s right, that tongue licks up carbon monoxide and filters big nasties including formaldehyde and benzene - get it in your gaff.