Do you want to add nuance and color to your lifeless interior? If yes, plants can be the perfect way to do so.
Installing indoor plants into your space holds the power to transform your boring interior into the most resplendent one. All indoor plants, be they creeping vines sprawled against your backdrop or small potted plants on the windowsill, radiate significant ambiance and charm into your interiors.
This blog post will mainly guide you about two things: first, how you can best take care of your indoor plants; second, how you can decorate your space with them.
How Often Should You Fertilize Indoor Plants?
Unlike human babies, a plant baby cannot cry and tell its parents, "Ma! Pa! Am hungry. Feed me my fertilizers!", and that makes the job of a plant-parent even more challenging.
To ease up these challenges, here are a few basic pointers you must acknowledge before planning your plant's fertilizer schedule:
- Use a houseplant fertilizer during the actively growing seasons i.e. summer and spring.
- Each indoor plant can be slightly different from the other when it comes to the frequency of supplementing fertilizers, but generally speaking, they can be fertilized every 2 to 4 weeks.
- Avoid fertilizing your plants during winters since they're not actively growing during that period.
Indoor Plants That Grow in Shade
Are you a first-time plant parent who thinks access to a plethora of sunlight is vital for your indoor plant's growth? Here I'm to burst the bubble!
There are certain plants that can easily thrive in low light levels without throwing any tantrums. Well, now you know what to do with all the vacant shady places at your house or office.
However, at times you have to make up for the inadequate light levels by providing artificial light via, for instance, foot candles and fluorescent lights. Therefore, whenever you're choosing a shade plant make sure it is low-maintenance as you might have to leave it unattended during vacations.
For your easy reference, I'm listing down a few low-maintenance shade plants that you can grow at your place:
- English and Algerian ivies
- Ming Aralia
- Snake plant
- Japanese Sago Palm
How to Incorporate Indoor Plants in Your Home Decor
There is a myriad of possibilities when it comes to setting the indoor plants. Few are as follows:
- Stuff miniature indoor plants such as "baby tears" (Soleirolia soleirolii) into glass terrariums. You may hang them from the ceiling or keep them on shelves and tables.
- You can always add life to those bare and blank walls by clustering vibrant potted plants (of varying sizes) against them.
- Plant vegetable seeds in mason jars to create your own indoor vegetable garden.
Indoor Plants That Smell Good
Just like any other natural reflex, splendor automatically pops up wherever plants are installed. So, why not couple this splendor with some fanciful fragrance?
Here's a list of a few indoor plants that will saturate your space with zesty notes of soothing fragrance:
- Scented Geraniums
- Tea Rose Begonia
- Azores Jasmine
- Indoor Citrus
- Corsican mint
Indoor plants not only add a pop of color in your home decor but also make it look more luxurious and inviting. You just need to spark your inner creativity while working with indoor plants to evoke the feelings of tranquility & freshness in your home interior.