If you want functional decor, then look no further than the on trend houseplant.
Some well-placed greenery can not only brighten a space but also purify the air — and they’re also helpful in creating a more relaxing, restful ambience in any room.
Studies have shown that spending time in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and tension relief. So in our busy world, when we don’t always have the time to spend time outside, the best solution is to bring the outside in
That’s why I’ve rounded up 10 beautiful houseplants that are easy to take care of and look pretty cute too. Try adding one to your bedroom or office space for a little dose of Zen.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Fiddle leaf fig trees love the light, in fact they will grow towards it. Because of this, you will need to rotate them periodically so that they grow evenly.
When you get your new fiddle leaf fig tree feel the soil. If it’s moist, and it probably will be, take it home and don’t water it for about 7-10 days. I know you will be tempted, but don’t do it.
Here’s why… The tree is already going to be going through some shock from being taken outside and then into your car and now it’s in a new spot with different light…don’t add water into the mix. Wait a few days before you water
Split Leaf Philodendron
When it comes to impossible-to-kill-house-plants, the Split Leaf Philodendron is the champion. This large houseplant makes a great addition to any space.
It thrives when exposed to bright, indirect light (even artificial light!) and should be kept evenly moist.
The best part is you can cut off one of the huge leaves and keep it in a vase for up to a month in another space!
Just like the name suggests, pretty much all they need is air – no soil required!
These tiny plants redefine little-to-no-maintenance, all they need is a misting of water every now and then. Also, every three to four weeks, soak your air plant in room temperature tap water for 20-30 minutes.
After soaking gently shake the off the excess water. Turn it upside down and place it on a towel in a bright space.
Even if you consider yourself to be the most neglectful gardener, you can keep these babies alive.
Loved for its fun foliage with its striking pink lines, the Prayer Plant is a hardy indoor plant that is super easy to grow and maintain.
This type of houseplant does best in bright, indirect sunlight. Although it can tolerate dimly-lit areas too.
Feed it with warm water about every two weeks and it will do the rest of the work for you.
Having an Aloe Vera plant around (and using it, should the need arise), can make even the most modern and high-tech of us feel like herbalist.
Snipping off a piece of an Aloe Vera’s leaf and applying the clear, cool gel on burns, cuts, rashes, and sunburns offers instant relief and can speed the healing process.
They are a perfect indoor plant when put in a sunny (though they will tolerate some hours of shade) and are dry tolerant. Although Aloe Vera’s are tolerant of dry conditions, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t water them!
In the summer months, soak them thoroughly, but allow them to dry very well between waterings.
Are you looking to create a tropical oasis in your living room or spruce up a corner of your patio? Then the Kentia Palm is your go to because it is perfectly suited for container growing.
Because the Kentia palm is so forgiving, it will tolerate low-light and low-humidity conditions, as well as dust, heat, and general neglect.
Only water your Kentia when the top few centimetres of soil starts to dry out.
If you’re looking to infuse some fresh air into your office space, the Bamboo plant is for you.
Not only does this plant thrive in even the stalest of conditions (bad lighting, poor air quality, sporadically watered, etc.), but it’s also believed to enhance positive energy and bring about good luck!
Just put bamboo in water and make sure you replace it with clean water every once in a while. Easy peasy!
So keeping a house plant has heaps of benefits and it’s not too hard – so get to it, bring the outside in today
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