Houseplants & Orchids
Lockwood's houseplants are chosen for their aesthetic beauty, quality and ability to assist in meeting modern indoor design requirements.
However, an additional key element guides the selection of Donna Connolly, our houseplant and perennial specialist.
Donna has been our always-reliable source of information regarding the increasingly diverse availability of houseplants in our region. She has informed our choice and the growth of our houseplant selection as architectural changes in home design have evolved to become more conducive to going green indoors.
She's also focused staff awareness on the health benefits of plant decor inside the home.
Donna utilizes her expertise to seek out plants effective in improving the purity of your home or office environment. She knows plants add humidity, remove chemicals detrimental to ventilation or those toxic to humans and their pets.
(One caveat: We can cross-check for you whether a plant, while improving air quality, may be harmful if digested by animals.)
Plant-filled rooms may contain up to 60% fewer airborne molds and bacteria!
"Translocation" is the process of microscopic pores in a plant's leaves (stomata) absorbing harmful airborne substances inside your home then moving them to their root zone where soil microbes break them down into food for both plant and soil.
These microbes adapt to what pollutants are present and mutate to become increasingly efficient. The longer they're placed in a room, the better their ability to clean the surrounding air.
Health benefits derived from a home decorated with houseplants include assistance in lessening:
- Eye, nose and throat irritations
- Asthma symptoms
- Breathing difficulties