Turn your indoors into a green space
Mar 12, 2019
If you are looking at ways to freshen up your indoor space, plants not only look great but have some fantastic health benefits as well.
How to get started
If you have a kitchen window, you have everything you need to grow your own herbs indoors. Pop them into wall-mounted pots, line them up on the window sill, hang them from a hook or rod, or put them in a fancy self-watering planter on your counter top.
Easy plants for your indoor space
If you’re not sure where to start, consider low maintenance plants like parsley, chives, or mint, which will thrive without much attention. Not only will you be freshening up your space but livening up your cooking at the same time.
Take advantage of the humidity in the shower by putting a moisture-loving fern or bromeliad in your bathroom. Some species will even thrive without ever seeing the sun. Some indoor plants require a real green thumb and a lot of TLC, but a little water and reasonably controlled temperatures are all you need for low-maintenance house plants to thrive. And if your space isn’t sunny, don’t worry; some of the prettiest plants prefer not to receive direct light.
Plants with health benefits!
Mish Forrest, owner of local Twisted Pots says that her favourite indoor plant is the ZuZu (Zanzibar Gem). “It’s so unique when it sprouts new shoots and is extremely hardy,” says Mish. “ Indoor plants remove pollutants from the air by absorbing the gases through their leaves and roots, and that’s why it’s important to clean the leaves regularly. Through photosynthesis, they convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen, and they can also remove toxins from the air we breathe. I have two young boys, and each has a Sansevieria (snake plant) beside their bed, which helps prevent sickness in the home.”
7 Top tips for turning your indoors green
- Get to know your plant and understand what it likes and dislikes.
- don’t submerge it under water if anything try not to get a lot of your strings wet only a small portion at the bottom and allow it to absorb through the base.
- Google has some fantastic sites that you can learn about indoor plants along with all the recommend advice we give you at the time, always Research how much light and water it requires each plant is different and all have their own requirements.
- On your weekend try to allow your indoor plants some outdoor time in the garden with all its fellow friends in some early morning soft rays.
- Give your plants a foliage feed with a good quality fertilizer. Monthly and pending plant type & requirements
- Wash your leaves to remove any dust or residue that may have landed on them in the home this will promote better growth for the plant.
Mish’s biggest tip is to love your plants as they will love you back!