By Nanya Konwea
Plants in any home can be absolutely lovely, lending an extra feel of homeliness. While some plants are grown and nurtured for purification and a feel of nature, others are simply for aesthetics really. Strategically positioned in any living space, these beauties can make your home come alive with the right touches.
If you choose to go green or simply buy some artificial arrangements, you ought to select with consideration of your space and positioning too. Every plant, grown or purchased ought to be treated with love and care and the simple blossoms it brings give some cheer to go home to – like for real it does!
Natural plants are rewarding to cultivate, might be some work but it also is a great experience and could be relaxing. I hear people talk to their plants and for the life of me I have no idea if that helps them grow but anything well nurtured sure blooms.
- Cactus, Orchids, Terrariums, ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), Ficus alii, Aloe vera are some of the most common but air plants are pretty much the easiest to grow.
- One fun way to decorate with plants is choosing what containers you put your plants in. Pots, buckets or enamel pieces, you can create a bit of character with those
- Artificial plants usually come with a bit of color, but try to select as much ‘real looking’ ones as possible
CARING FOR YOUR HOUSEPLANTS
Once you’ve chosen to add the best of bloom to your home, keep in mind that you are responsible for their care and nurture.
- Choose pots that do not absorb moisture thereby allowing the plants get it all.
- Study your house plant to determine the kind of light needed. Some can survive by the window; others need to go outside for a bit every day.
- Room temperature water works well enough for your plants, however do not over water.
- Artificial plants may not need light or water, but they do need some attention too. You should wash those every couple of weeks.
- Turn them upside down and gently swish the flowers and leaves around soapy water for only about 15 seconds. Take them out and lay them nicely, spreading them out until they dry.
Green thumb or not, plants are a great way to add a decorative touch to any environment. Line your hallways with them, place some on a window sill, in the kitchen or just smack in the middle off your room and enjoy your home even more.
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