Handy Guide to Houseplants

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Indoor plants are a joy and can do wonders for both you and your home. Though not only decorative, they also help clean the environment and air around them. From succulents to blooming houseplants, here’s everything you need to know about houseplants and how to have them grow in your home!

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Include Live Plants into your Home!

 

Succulents:

These are the perfect starter plants, for they’re pretty low maintenance. Especially great for busy homeowners who are always on the go as they don’t require much care or watering and they add a nice accent to any room in your home.

Humidity loving plants:

Bathroom plants can make any bathroom look their best. A tip is to place your flower pot on loose rocks, gravel or sand to trap moisture and keep your plants happy all year-round!

Kitchen herbs:

Kitchen herbs can add some nice color contrast to your kitchen as well as benefit you in your cooking! You can simply place them near your window of your kitchen and you can also use them when cooking your favorite dishes.

Hanging plants:

Hanging potted plants are a fun way to jazz up your decor. Adding hanging baskets to an existing collection of houseplants creates a cool layered look, with plants from the floor to the ceiling.

 

Best Indoor Houseplants

 
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Calatheas

These beautiful plants provide both color and purifies the air in your home. Don’t panic when thier leaves close at night, they’ll open again when the sun comes up!

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Pothos

These plants are a household staple. Not only does it purify air, they also prevent ocular hypertension. So when you’ve had too much time looking at your screen, you can relax your eyes and take a break with a Pothos plant!

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Peace Lily

Peace Lilies purify the air in the room you put it in and provides a calming ambiance. It also neutralizes any harmful indoor gases. These are perfect indoor plants for bathrooms, bedrooms or offices, because they brighten up the room they are in.

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Cacti

Cactuses are great indoor plants for those who can’t keep their plants alive for long. They don’t require much attention and grow all on their own. Cacti also require minimal watering, so a weekly watering routine is enough for them.

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Weeping Fig

Don’t let its name throw you off for these plants are ones that experts say you must find a place in every home! They help filter out hidden pollutants in common places such as curtains, carpets, furniture and so on. They act as an air purifier in your home.

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Snake Plants

Snake plants are vibrant and require little maintenance. They thrive on indirect sunlight and flourish with a single touch! Drench and dry is the best approach when caring for these plants, which extends their lives significantly. Snake plants also absorb benzene, xylene, and keep your home free from toxic fumes!

How to Care For your Indoor Plants

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How to Care for Indoor Plants

Once you’ve decided to grow houseplants, you’ll need to know how to care for them - especially as the season change, you’ll need to help your plants adapt to the climate inside your home.

Re-potting:

Choosing the right container and potting mix is key as the biggest killer of plants in soggy soil. You need to find a new pot that’s slightly bigger and has proper drainage for excess water. Choose an all-purpose potting mix for most plants and a cactus mix for succulents that require good drainage.

Climate:

During fall and winter, you’re likely to turn up the heat in your home. This can pose a problem for plants that favor humidity or cooler temperatures. Be sure to keep an eyes on the changing nature of the plant’s water consumption and what climate they prefer. If you notice the plant leaves turning yellow or develop brown patches, you can consider buying an air humidifier and moving the plant to a warmer or cooler location.

Lighting:

Along with the topic of temperature, colder seasons also mean fewer hours of sunlight If your plants requires direct or indirect sunlight to grow, consider placing them in windowsills or purchasing a grow lamp if it isn’t enough.

Nutrients:

Some plants need additional nutrients during fall or winter season for them to grow. This can easily be accomplished by re-potting your plants with nutrient-rich soil, which releases nutrients over time. There are also specially formulated soil for indoor plants that have all the basic nutrients they need to thrive inside your home!