Indoor plants are popular for many reasons. Along with the fact that they blend well with many styles of decorating, plants like eucalyptus or rosemary can also provide a lovely aromatic fragrance which can promote relaxation.
Plants be integrated into the décor in many different ways – a green wall, scattered pots, hanging planters, large floor planters, terrarium – the design possibilities are numerous, as are the varieties available.
Being living beings, plants are also a great gift to offer, or to give to yourself, to mark an important event such as a birth, a wedding or a move.
Plants, Living Beings That Require Maintenance
Just because plants inside the house are not exposed to the weather and the
sometimes capricious temperatures of harsh winter climate does not necessarily mean that they are easier to maintain.
Each plant requires good basic maintenance, which consists of cleaning the
foliage, watering it properly or even bathing it in the sink and fertilizing it. Also, regular repotting, ideally every year, is recommended.
Also, the natural brightness of the room influences the growth of the plant.
It should be remembered that even with an ideal climate all year round, some plants have life and flowering cycles.
How Do You Choose Your Houseplants?
Garden centers and specialty stores are full of varieties of houseplants.
Depending on the time of year and the number of plants arriving, there are
dozens, even hundreds of varieties.
First of all, don’t forget that house plants are often tropical and exotic plants. They are not necessarily outdoor plants that you enter after the summer is over (although it is possible to do so with some varieties with a good treatment).
Not all plants are suitable for all spaces and all types of gardeners: some plants require special care.
The Best Plants For Your Home
Here is a list of ten plants that are as beautiful as they are easy to care for. Plus, they’re well suited to our homes. For more varieties or to confirm your choice, consult a horticultural specialist.
Chlorophytum, The “Spider Plant”
The spider plant is very popular because it is very easy to maintain. It is
characterized by green leaves with a white tinge. It occasionally produces white flowers.
It requires a lot of light, direct sunlight and regular watering.
Hanging or placed on a piece of furniture, its flexibility to be used in many ways allows when decorating.
Aloe vera is especially known for its medicinal properties: the gel it produces can be used, in particular, to reduce burns.
It is easy to maintain: a lot of light, little watering and the trick is done.
The ficus is a plant that comes in several varieties that reach different sizes and grow in different shapes. The most common variety in homes, ficus
lyrata, can reach 2 to 4 metres in height when mature. It is known for its
depolluting properties. Ficus is easy to maintain, but it is very sensitive to
sudden changes in temperature, exposure, watering and drafts.
Also known as the “Jade plant”, crassula is a member of the succulent family. It
requires exposure to direct light; ideally, it should be exposed to the west or
south. In winter, it enters a resting phase. It grows easily if watered properly
(regularly in the summer and less often in the winter).
This plant, which belongs to the palm family, has depolluting properties. It adds a nice tropical effect to a room, but requires a lot of sun and water (at least once a week).
The cactus is ideal for a person who does not have a green thumb: it requires very little maintenance and watering. Moreover, it fits very well in modern
settings. What could be better!
Anthurium adds color to your space! It produces a beautiful red or pink flower all year round, depending on the variety. However, be careful because it is toxic.
This plant should not be watered too much and requires well-drained soil. You can give it fertilizer to maximize its flowering.
Although some are found in the annuals section for outdoor use, several
begonia varieties can – and should – be grown indoors. Begonias require
exposure to sunlight. They are easy to grow and bloom in the summer.
The Sansevière, The “Mother-In-Law’s Tongue”
The sansevière is another plant of the succulent family. It grows mainly in
width. It is a shade-tolerant plant, although it prefers the sun.
This gives you a better light on the different houseplants. And if you really don’t have a green thumb, you can find beautiful artificial plants that look,
sometimes even mistakenly, like natural plants.
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