Updated: Oct 8, 2020
"Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and the soul" ...Linda Solegato
As we're embracing the "working from home" culture for the foreseeable future we thought it would be a great idea to share some helpful information about indoor plants as studies have proven that houseplants improve concentration, productivity, reduce stress levels, boost your mood and detoxify your home by purifying the air around you!
In recent years house plants have become an interior design trend (they can jazz up any space!) and the pandemic has had a huge effect with delivery and subscription services (both for flowers & plants!) blooming in 2020, with examples being; Patch Plants, Bloom & Wild, Bloombox Club, Click & Grow, Waitrose Garden, Freddie’s Flowers amongst the most popular.
Let’s face it, with winter fast approaching, clocks changing and the temperatures dropping what better way to boost your mood and at home wellbeing than investing in creating your own little patch of greenery heaven!
It’s important to know which plants are best suited for each room from your living room to your bedroom and bathroom to ensure that your plants are happy with their environment and conditions and you are getting all the benefits!
Each plant will have different care needs but there are a few golden rules to keep them happy & healthy... here are a few tips..
- Spraying them with a mister every few days to encourage healthy growth
- Not putting them in direct sunlight but ensuring they are getting plenty of light
- Be mindful of overwatering, this can kill your plant
- Dusting their leaves every few days
- Some will thrive in cooler temperatures whilst others like keeping warm
We have put together our favourite 3 house plants for each unique space in the home, as well as tips and tricks to create your perfect urban oasis. The greater the number of plants present in the house, the more likely the benefit to air quality and overall well-being.
Top 3 for your Living Room & Kitchen
Dieffenbachia seguine 'tropic snow’
The large, green and white leaves of de 'Tropic Snow' are light lovers! The more light there is, the more spotted the leaves become.
Likes light watering and humidity. Don’t put in direct sunlight, it burns them!
Ficus elastica Melany - Rubber Plant
Absorbs toxins and is therefore a great plant
for improving the environment in your home.
Likes medium light, light watering and humidity.