Plants not only improve indoor air quality, they make us more efficient and more resistant to stress. We will tell you which plants to choose for your home and how to care for them.
Do you want to revive your interior with the help of indoor plants, but the thought of transplanting, feeding and caring for them makes you sad? We have selected for you 7 ideal plants for your home and will give you some effective tips - they will help keep your home flowers in excellent condition and make them easier to care for.
1. African violets
Buy three different colored African violets from the supermarket and transplant them into an elegant stemmed pot. The ground around the flowers can be covered with moss - in addition to its decorative function, it also retains moisture and is sold in almost every plant store. Such a composition will look non-standard and very impressive. Caring for her is pretty simple too: direct morning light and protection from the scorching sun in the afternoon. Lift up the moss a little to water the soil. And try not to get the leaves wet.
2. Still life of succulents
There are countless varieties of succulents: matte, shiny, with round and pointed leaves, lilac, juicy green, light green … Their main advantage is ease of care. Succulents go well with cacti and scarlet. Whole paintings can be created from these plants in glass bowls or pots. An ideal choice for forgetful owners: they love direct sunlight and can live a long time without watering.
3. Fig tree
With its large, sinewy leaves and luscious green color, this plant will easily fill any empty corner in your room. And to make such a dimensional plant more mobile, you can use a stand on wheels. This way you can easily move the pot when cleaning or move it away from bright sunlight.
4. "Home" orchid
The container from the steamer will help to facilitate the care of the orchid, which loves moisture so much. Phalaenopsis is a long-flowering plant that attracts the eye with its beauty and grace. The ideal place for an orchid is on the window in the bathroom. Here she will find both moisture and sunlight. If you think that caring for this curiosity is an impossible task for you, we have an advice for you: to better retain moisture in the pot, place it in a glass container (for example, from a double boiler) and add small pebbles there. Delight your orchid with direct morning light and protect it from the scorching rays of the afternoon. As for watering, the ideal moment is when there is no longer any condensation from moisture inside the pot.
5. Mini forest in the apartment
Miniature curly trees are a bright and pretentious décor for any room. Muhlenbeckia can be used as such a tree. It does not need direct sunlight, and you can safely place it in the center of the room or away from the window. If you plant several of these trees in small pots and put them in one row, they will perfectly decorate the classic interior. And also, if you put them on a narrow console, Mühlenbeckia can effectively zone a room.
6. Ferns - to the bedroom
Well-groomed green ferns in matte pots look royal and are great for bedroom decor. They tolerate shade well and are picky enough to care for. And if you combine several types of fern in one room, the interior of the room will become much more interesting. One thing to keep in mind is that ferns don't like dry air. But, by the way, it is not recommended for a person to sleep with such air. Therefore, by caring for the fern in the bedroom, you take care of your health too. Water the plant as soon as the topsoil is dry to the touch.
How does a home dracaena differ from those luxurious dracaena that you have seen in office spaces or clinics? The size and the pot. Plant several plants in one large pot, and you will have an evergreen corner in your home. And if you choose a matte pot for this, then it will perfectly contrast with the glossy dracaena leaves and add even more texture to the interior. Care: indirect light, watering after the first 5 cm of soil is thoroughly dry.