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You can buy a £7 plant that can help keep mould out of your home

Shola Lee

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You can buy a £7 plant that can help keep mould out of your home

Featured Image Credit: Cadifor / Alamy Stock Photo Ivan Kmit / Alamy Stock Photo

There's a stunning house plant that can help reduce mould in your home.

It's safe to say we're obsessed with house plants, they just make any room look cute, pulled together, and honestly, they're cheaper than re-decorating.

So, when we heard there's a plant that can literally help drive mould away from your house, we were on board pretty quickly.

The plant's a bargain buy too. D. Hurst / Alamy Stock Photo
The plant's a bargain buy too. D. Hurst / Alamy Stock Photo

That's right, turns out that peace lilies, which you can buy for under £7 are actually pretty decent for keeping house mould at bay.

As experts from Gardening Express explained: "Mould in the home is caused by excess humidity. Warm rooms, like bathrooms, are at particular risk.

"Using plants to help keep mould at bay is a practical and natural way to control humidity and moisture in your home. How good a plant is at reducing humidity is all to do with its ability to absorb dew, fog, and other moisture through its leaves. This moisture then moves down to its roots.

Just place the lily in the corner of your room. Credit: D. Hurst / Alamy Stock Photo
Just place the lily in the corner of your room. Credit: D. Hurst / Alamy Stock Photo

"The beauty of this natural solution is that you will notice an improvement while having beautiful plants to enjoy too."

And the house plant is also really easy to maintain, you literally just have to water it whenever you remember and it grows incredibly well.

Yet another reason to love house plants, but the UK's love of leafy plants is nothing new.

In fact, according to research by online garden centre Primrose, our collective obsession with plants climbed so high in 2020, it inspired the top baby names that year.

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Yep, loads of babies are named after plants, which is actually a pretty cute way to name your kids.

In fact, our multi-use peace lily claimed the top spot that year, and, honestly, who's surprised? The plant's incredible.

As the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently revealed the most popular baby name for 2020 was Lily.

Inspired by peace lilies, one of the nation's favourite houseplants, 2,931 babies were named Lily in 2020, according to the study.

Next on the list was Poppy - with 2,457 babies named after the Remembrance Day flower in 2020 - followed by Daisy.

Holly, Summer, and Jasmine came in at numbers 4, 5, and 6 on the list, while Rose, Willow, Violet, and Iris were also popular girls' names for babies born in 2020.

So, there you have it - peace lilies can drive mould away and make for a great baby name, who knew?

Topics: Real Life, News, Home, Health

Shola Lee
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