How Your House Plants Can Survive Under Floor Heating

Under floor heating emits constant heat which then transfers directly into plant pots which are placed on them, drying out the soil far too quickly. Here are some fabulous raised indoor planters which look amazing and that your plants will love you for.

This Bloomingville Black Standing Metal Deer Storage Basket (below) has a stylish cage design and is made from iron in a black finish. Perfect for raising things off the ground, creating extra storage space and displaying plants or home accessories.


Make your standing metal planters even more versatile by adding this Brass Shelf for Standing Metal Planters by Hurn & Hurn to create a multi-levelled display. Use the solid brass shelf to create a side table element to the planter or as a platform for a plant pot to sit on. This accessory covers a third of the overall length of the planter, so it can be placed anywhere along the top of a compatible standing planter, available from Ferm Living.

These are the top 10 house plants that clean the air, according to NASA Studies:

1. "Bamboo Palm" – Chamaedorea Seifritzii
2. "Chinese Evergreen" - Aglaonema Modestum
3. "English Ivy" - Hedera Helix
4. Gerbera Jamesonii
5. Dracaena “Janet Craig”
6. Dracaena Marginata
7. "Mass cane/Corn Plant" - Dracaena Massangeana
8. "Mother-in-Law’s Tongue" - Sansevieria Laurentii
9. "Pot Mum" - Chrysantheium morifolium
10. "Peace Lily" - Spathiphyllum



Succulents are a great choice of plants for the home because, not only do they not need too much watering, but they are also good at cleaning indoor air. Like many houseplants, they remove toxins common in our homes or offices, such as inks, oils, paints, plastics, rubber, formaldehyde and/or trichloroethylene and they produce oxygen from CO2.


Pot your favourite plants in this adorable bird feet plant pot, crafted in zinc with a distressed golden dark bronze finish, from The Farthinghttp://www.thefarthing.co.uk.

Mid-century interior design elevated plants to a higher level and this is a fabulous solution for contemporary homes with under-floor heating systems.  Add metallics into your interior design with these vintage look contemporary brass planters on matching stands, by Mink Interiors.

Patio paving slabs can also emit a great deal of heat during the summer months.  Take the raised planter trend outdoors with these smooth concrete Scandic-inspired pots from Cox and Cox.


This pair of planters in yellow ochre feature a set of tripod-style legs, similar in style to stage lighting! The tall legs give your planters a boost, making them even more conspicuous. Available from Red Candy and also available in black.

An antiqued gold round-shaped bowl on tripod style legs adds a stylish look to your interior design and is a great way to showcase and admire indoor plants. Available from Melody Maison. www.melodymaison.co.uk

The sleek lines and modern look of this metal storage basket make it ideal for tidying away books or toys. Also available in black, from the Bloomingville collection, pictured above.



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