Home is where the heart is, so they say. But what about your lungs? After all, they’re responsible for bringing oxygen into your bloodstream and keeping you alive.
Indoor plants not only improve indoor air quality, but also massively add to a ‘green’ aesthetic that can boost your mood. If you’re ready to become a house plant parent, you can buy now at Gardeners Dream, who offer some of the more unusual types that you may not have heard about.
Improve the air quality and feel of your home or brighten up your office with something from our list of 5 of the best house plants:
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The Monkey Leaf is a plant that loves nothing more than to bask in direct sunlight. This makes Monkey Leaf plants great for sun-facing windowsills and homes with conservatories. The name ‘Monkey Leaf’ comes from the shape of the leaves which look a bit like a monkey’s hand.
To keep them healthy, dust the leaves occasionally and water them every week or two. These simple care steps will result in a beautiful plant with captivatingly unique foliage.
These regal plants are named for their lovely orange crane-like blooms, resembling various species of forest birds. The name of the plant is quite literal – these blooms really do look like exotic birds in flight.
A Bird of Paradise plant can bloom indoors under the right conditions, such as full light exposure, and proper humidity and temperature regulation. They also require watering once every one or two weeks.
Making a great gift for a special occasion, the Gardenia is known for its intoxicating fragrance and beautiful white flowers. Ornate is a term typically not used to describe flowers, yet it perfectly encompasses the delicate and intricate beauty of Gardenias.
A Gardenia house plant will, however, require specific pruning, watering, dusting, and feeding in order for it to thrive. Compared to other home plants, they are high-maintenance. But if you get it right, you’ll will find the experience extremely rewarding, especially when you see the large decorative bouquet.
Airplants are amazing plants that get the majority of their nutrients from the air and very little from soil. They’re epiphytes, which means they grow on other things in nature, like rocks or trees. Because of these characteristics, they also make fantastic house plants!
Airplants don’t require any potting mix or fertilizer and can be mounted on pretty much anything as long as they have good airflow. Care for them by soaking in water for a few hours every week or misting them daily.
The Peace Lily is a gorgeous plant that’s known for its white flowers. But these beautiful blooms can also help purify the air in your home!
Peace Lilies like to be kept in moist soil, so it is best to water them whenever the top inch of soil feels dry. You can also mist the leaves occasionally to raise the humidity around the plant.
We hope that with this guide you can find the perfect house plant for your home. With the vast range of plants available, there is certainly something to suit everyone, whether you’re looking for a low-maintenance option or something with more of a wow factor.