You don’t have to go far on my blog to see that I have a fondness for greenery — so it may come as no surprise that I have yet another green based post for you beautiful people on this dull spring afternoon.
The trend for indoor plants continues to grows.
Air-quality benefits aside, decorating with plants is one of the easiest ways to make a home feel more lived-in and relaxed. Thanks to some clever decorating tools and tricks, even yard-less urbanites can create a lush indoor garden. From design-forward planters to outside-the-box styling, these ideas will inspire you to create your own indoor jungle!
Choose the right plant: If you’re far from a green thumb and are prone to killing your plants, the best thing to do is to choose a hardy plant that requires little to no maintenance. The most obvious choices include cactus and succulents – wonderful all-rounders. Hardy in most conditions, they can handle less light and water than many other plants.
Position plants correctly: Different plants have different lighting requirements, and lack of light or too much light can often kills plants. Either ask your plant seller or google your plant type to work out if it belongs on the window sill in full sunlight, or in the corner of the room in the shade.
Don’t over (or under) water: The amount of water your plant needs will again be determined by the plant type, but in general, plants with lots of bushy foliage will need more water than plants with with waxy or leathery leaves. I love cactus and succulents as they usually only need to be watered once a week. Remember that overwatering can be worse than underwatering so be careful – if the leaves are turning yellow you might be overwatering.
Experiment with pots: Tie your pots in with your décor and even try using unexpected vessels, various sizes, shapes and colours to house your plants that will blend better with your overall style. Make sure the pots have holes in the bottom so the water can drain out.
Don’t forget about them - By watering at the same time every day/week you can create a routine which is hard to break.And I finish on three incredibly over the top yet spectacular examples of the usage of indoor plants. image 2