The future of houseplants: Could they be the key to warning us about hazards at home? – Domain – July 2018

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I’ve never been very green-fingered, so when the previous owners of our home gave us a peace lily as a housewarming present I didn’t have high hopes for its survival. But the plant looked so good on my sun-filled dining table that I vowed to try extra hard to keep it alive.

With regular watering and a daily trip round the table (I move it to follow the sun), the peace lily has thrived. And with new confidence in keeping green things blooming, I’ve started to contemplate a house full of plants.

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