Going Green
By Amanda Scali

5/08/2020 11:32am

Going Green
Has more time at home in 2020 been making you want to up your indoor plant game?
Indoor plants should be an essential component of every interior design, especially in the year of Covid-19.
Greenery brightens up indoor spaces and plants are also known to have mood-boosting qualities.
Indoor plants are popular because they are relatively easy to take care of, provide health benefits and can be used in a variety of indoor décor themes. Indoor plants are an excellent option for those who have little yard space for an outdoor garden or for those who live in climates with severely cold winters.
Consider your environment and your ability to care for your plants to set yourself up for success.

Pick plants that suit your lifestyle

Seems strange right to pick plants to suit your lifestyle, but it will set you up for success. If you are home a lot and like caring for things, then you can try plants that need a lot of TLC.
However, if you are the more forgetful type, away often and not the best with remembering to water plants, you might want to try easier plants.
It’s all about picking the right plants that will not only work with your space but with the way you live.

Lighting is Key

Succulents and cacti need continuous daily sunlight, so if you have light-filled rooms, these types of plants will thrive.
Plants with foliage need roughly 8 hours of light per day. The amount of light depends on the plants you are growing, so we suggest researching before you purchase.
Most plants will come with care instructions, and you might need to move the plants around your house to find the optimal place that they enjoy.
If your house is darker, you might want to try a plant that doesn't thrive on light alone, such as a Peace Lily.
These plants thrive best when the soil is moist, but not overwatered. If you want flowers to appear on your peace lily plant, move your plant to a darker room.

Plants for health and mood

There is no denying that having a house full of plants is sure to put you in a good mood on a cold winter's day. They also provide much-needed oxygen into the air that we breathe. 
And if you are working from home, making sure your space is not only ascetically pleasing but also healthy is key to productivity.
All plants can act as air purifiers, but these plants are more beneficial than others. Such as:
  • Weeping Fig
  • Bamboo Palm
If in doubt about what plants might work best for your home and lifestyle, chat with your local nursery about what your needs are, and they should be able to match you with the perfect plant for your home.