Exotic Angel Plants by Costa Farms offers exclusive houseplants and exceptional home décor ideas. Walking in, we were transported to a lush, tropical forest, a welcomed escape from the frigid temperatures and empty trees outside.
Hosted by Eliza Blank (pictured above), Founder of The Sill, we had the pleasure of learning all about these beautiful plants from Expert Exotic Angel growers, Justin Hancock, and Jayson Opgenorth of Costa Farms, the largest producer of indoor house plants in the world.
We learned so much about the amazing benefits of having a plant at your home or office. House plants make us healthier, reducing incidents of headaches, sore throats, and coughs, reduce mold and bacteria counts in a room by 50% – 60%. Plants can remove harmful VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) released by common products around the office, including printer toner, carpets, and cleaning products, help to lower your blood pressure and other stress factors, improve concentration levels and memory retention, and can make us 15% more productive.
We were ecstatic to find out we would be taking on of these stunning plants home and begin reaping the benefits of having a house plant. it didn’t take us long to settle on the exotic Purple Passion plant, a woody-based evergreen perennial that is noted for its velvety, purple-haired foliage, which is why it’s sometimes called the Velvet plant or Purple Velvet plant.
It has brought lots of joy into our lives (we can’t stop touching it’s velvety leaves). If you would like to bring some of the outside in, especially as there’s nary any foliage in sight during winter, and reap the benefits and joy of having indoor plants, visit The Sill at 84 Hester St in the Lower East Side/Chinatown.