If you like indulging in your horticultural tendencies without having to deal with adverse weather conditions, cultivate a select number of plants right inside your house!
It’s not the only good reason for having a small garden in your house. There are many advantages to having nature grow within the four walls of your domestic paradise. One of them is that they help absorb toxic fumes that may be circulating within, purifying indoor air naturally.
Another benefit is that they add appeal to your interiors, doubling as lovely, living decorations that can produce pleasant surprises (e.g. flowers) every now and then.
Also, they help bring a homey, relaxed yet vibrant, and comfortable atmosphere. They can also serve as conversation pieces or points for reflection when you are in a pensive mood or need to de-stress.
To get all these benefits, you do need to do your part and give what plants need to thrive in an indoor setting.
Give them a Place to Grow
One of the most important factors is space. A great solution to this is assigning an area exclusively for your potted wards. This is especially ideal if you do not wish to scatter them around your house as it may be time-consuming for you to go round different areas of your residence just to water and check on them. In addition, it will reduce safety risks if you have children or pets inside the house.
If your space is limited, consider creating an extension, like a small patio, verandah, gazebo, or pergola. These outdoor additions are versatile enough to be converted into an entertainment venue when the need arises, with your plants beautifying the place.
Consider the position of the sun when you decide to install one of the aforementioned home improvement options. Also, make sure that the location is not near areas in the yard known to be infested with pests.
Choose the Right Plants
If your home extension is of a limited size, pick species that will not take up much space as they grow so that you won’t have to space them far apart.
Should your patio, gazebo, verandah, or pergola be at a more shaded part of your house, select varieties that thrive in little sunlight.
Also, consider whether you can make time caring for more sensitive plants. If you keep a busy schedule, select low-maintenance varieties such as those that need less sun, water, and trimming.
To help you get the right ones, use this list as your basis in getting your very first batch of plants:
This loves the shade and need only weekly watering. NASA has commended this variety for being one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality. This is because it eliminates benzene, trichloroethylene, and benzene – which are some of the most common volatile organic compounds.
Also known as the striped dracaena, this attractive specie purifies the air by absorbing airborne toxins.
This is another low-light resistant plant that can thrive even on artificial illumination.
This perennial is among the easiest ones to tend and is also pest-resistant.
This is a flowering type that can absorb formaldehyde and add colour to your home.
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