Also known as Japenese Asplenium nidus is a beautiful resilient plant. Its wavy leaves have given them the title for the greatest plant air purifiers. The fact that the fern can grow endlessly if transplanted into larger pots means that its air purifying properties will only improve the longer you have it.
Radiator plants and other Peperomia plants aren’t just known for their beauty. They have a long history of medicinal use in South America, and this use has spread with the plant to other countries in the tropics. In the Philippines, for example, it belongs to the 'preferred list' of medicinal plants, being studied for its use in the treatment of arthritis and gout.
Native to the Brazilian rainforest, rattlesnake plant thrives in moist, warm, semi-shady climates. It can grow up to 3ft. and if conditions are just right, the plant produces bright yellow-orange blooms in late spring and early summer.