Does every corner of your home have a wilted brown stick in a pot as a constant reminder of your flora failings?
You know it doesn’t have to be that way.
Being surrounded by lush green plants not only improves your home’s décor, but also gives you wonderful health benefits as you reconnect with nature.
And even if you don’t have that field degree in horticultural studies, there are plenty of hardy indoor plants out there that can spruce up your living space, without requiring major upkeep. Here are a few you might like to try:
1. With its distinctive lime-green and white leaves, Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia) is a great addition to your home.
It prefers a well-lit room (but not direct sunlight).
Mist the leaves from time to time and water when dry. 2. A popular indoor plant, Bromeliads
(Vriesea spp.) are renowned for their striking colour and long-lasting flowers.
They require a little more watering, but thrive in bright to low light. 3. Mother-in-law's tongue (Sanseveria trifasciata 'Laurentii') can really make an impression when used in long box planters.
A rugged plant with rigid leaves, it loves the light, but try to shield from direct sun.
4. Another strong grower, Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum) likes a well-lit spot indoors.
To maintain the plant’s health, be sure to remove dead growth and keep the leaves free of dust build-up. Happy planting!