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January 13, 2010

Some big bargains on indoor plants at IKEA


I was in IKEA this weekend looking for countertops from my new kitchen and on the way out of the store, you pass the plant section which is located in a good place for impulse buying. I was totally boggled by the size of the $50 plants which were head high with no yellow or brown leaves. They had Ravena, Dragon Tree, Unbrella tree, and Yucca in $20 sizes which were about waist or chest high. This is where I'm coming to get plants for the house! There were small pots of Bird's Nest Fern, Ivy, Song of India, Bromeliad and some tiny seeded pots of herbs all at unbeilevably low prices.

The Dragon Tree and the Ivy are both mentioned in "How to Grow Fresh Air" as being high in their ability to remove toxins. Since this book covers only what was used in NASA's experiments with their biosphere, there's no information on many of the plants. I'm definitely getting several large plants that are well established as well as smaller ones. One reader mentioned getting a Boston Fern for her baby's room. It is the best toxin remover and easy to grow.

If you are far away from IKEA, like I am, and only make a trip there twice a year or so, it seems Amazon has some plants to try.

At Lemon Lime Madagascar Dragon Tree - Dracaena - Easy!

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at January 13, 2010 8:15 AM
Recent Comments

Good day,

We are one of the company here in Doha Qatar and im interested

to import the Indoor plants.

Can you send us the sample of photos of your Indoor plants big and small plants along with the price

Awaiting your prompt reply.

Thank You,

Salem Rizk
Interiodesign Garden
Managing Director.

Posted by: salem rizk at March 14, 2013 4:16 AM
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