Home Rejuvenation: Decorating With Plants

Decorating your home could be a tough job, one that you never expect for a just a controlled space. A lot of activities and things are required to achieve the theme and design you have in mind. First to consider are the partitions and spaces inside your home. The partitions and sections define the flow of traffic and intensity of entry of sunlight and air. Furniture and appliances are also two of the crucial things you need to consider. More than its function, these solid things take up space and sometimes contribute to the pollution inside your homes.

When you already have all these things in place, you may notice one thing that’s missing that makes the beautiful house into a livable home and that is the touch of nature. Plants add the “green factor” inside every home. Not only that they are great for corner decors, plants act as your natural deodorizers and air purifiers. A home with indoor plants will always smell fresh and relaxing, which a home is supposed to be like.

To guide everyone on what plants are the best choices to be placed indoors, here we have a short list that will definitely give you a run for your money and effort.

PEACE LILY

Peace Lilies, also known as closet plants, are one of the most popular choices for indoor plants because they are easy to grow, resilient and they have least handling demands. This evergreen perennial plant was included on the NASA’s list of Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants.

In line with sun exposure, like many well-liked indoor plants, peace lilies require minimum indirect sunlight, they blossom even in indoor temperatures and they often enjoy the shade. If you’re opting for more flowers from this plant, you can place them near the windows for them to acquire enough rays from the sun. Otherwise, you can have them on shaded part of your home for a more conventional foliage plant.

On the other hand, peace lilies are drought tolerant; they can thrive with minimal watering rather than overwatering. In fact, a peace lily can survive for a week without water, as long as its bed is moist enough. Dry soil in peace lilies signifies their need to be watered.

Furthermore, this perennial plant doesn’t call for regular fertilizing; once or twice in a year is enough for them to flourish.

CHINESE MONEY PLANT

Chinese Money Plant, also called as Missionary Plant or Pancake Plant, is a hardy white and pink flowering plant that is succulent and evergreen. Another perennial plant that also enjoys the indoors.

Just like Peace Lilies, the Chinese Money Plant prefer a partially shaded portion of every indoors and will definitely grow well on a window ledge with minimal sunlight exposure. This evergreen perennial do well in a well-drained soil but it can be planted on any kinds of soil as long as it is free draining.

Furthermore, having a Chinese Money Plant is a trouble free task since it is generally easy to grow and the only care that it requires is constant watering during summer. In wet seasons, a drench and dry approach is ideal. Fertilizers are also preferable every 2-3 weeks.

This plant doesn’t need to have an elaborately decorated pot since the soft rounded green leaves alone create a dramatic impression.

PHALAENOPSIS ORCHIDS

Generally, Phalaenopsis Orchids have a negative reputation as being fastidious and tricky to grow, however, these assumptions are the total opposite.

Phalaenopsis Orchids are perfect decorative plants for homes because they are easy to grow, require minimal light and will definitely bloom on shaded areas. On the contrary of the conventional ways of raising orchids, Phalaenopsis don’t really need direct sunlight because exposing them to immense heat will cause scorching. A well drown Phalaenopsis will have a darker green shade of leaves as well as bands of burgundy on the undersides.

What you need to take note is that the plant needs constant slightly damped potting because it has a minimal tolerance for drought, hence weekly watering is greatly recommended. Moreover, fertilizers are preferable weekly, but during winter and flowering season, you can cut fertilizer application to once a month.

Also, one good reason to have Phalaenopsis Orchids indoors is its capability to absorb a toxin that’s found in glues and paints known as xylene. Aside from giving off oxygen, they also purify the indoor air.

This indoor orchid is one of the plants where you can say that your decision is worth it. With the right condition, not for the needy, this plant will surely give you the blooms you want inside your homes.

PALMS

Palms are enduring and lasting houseplants that are certainly easy to cultivate and widely known to be natural air purifiers – they get rid off benzene, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide.

Palm plants can be a luxurious preference of plant for the indoors compared to other kinds. Even so, they really do spruce up the appearance and bring a serene, tropical yet modernly feel in living rooms, greenhouses and other rooms within a house as well as offices.

Conversely, unlike any other hardy plants mentioned above, Palms call for a moderately balance of moisture, light, fertilizer and heat for them to thrive. Though this plant requires adequate light and heat, they don’t really prefer to be near the heat source. Moreover, the soil bed for palms should be well drained yet moist.

There are lots of varieties of indoor Palms to choose from, so selection is not a problem for homeowners. Commitment and patience on growing them is greatly considered.

ALOE PLANT

The Aloe Plant, or widely known as Aloe Vera, is a great houseplant choice. Aside from beautifying your indoor space and purifying the air, Aloe plants are beneficial when you utilize the juice coming from its leaves. It has the capability to relieve scrapes and burns’ pain as well as it can be a beauty regimen’s ingredient – refreshing face mask and promotes hair volume.

Aloes can thrive on well-draining container that is placed on areas with indirect sunlight or even on artificial light. Also, minimal watering is preferable.

Furthermore, with proper handling and care, Aloe plants can easily produce plantlets that can be detached to make an entirely new plant.