Giving A Green Thumb
Plants are much more than a decoration piece; they are our friends! There’s nothing like taking care of them and staying amidst them. They have an amazing healing power and whenever I am at home, I try to catch up with them. Watering my plants in the morning, checking on their soil quality and pruning the edges – These give me my much-required morning Hygge!
Let me show you the plants I have at home and boast my knowledge around how I take care of them (light chuckles : )
An indoor plant, these lovelies are relatively easy to grow. Need to stay moist and prefer clean air with high humidity and indirect sunlight. I water them every day and sometimes trim off the leaves which have dried. They remove pollutants (formaldehyde and xylene) from the air keeping your house clean and breathable.
This is a super cute plant which I have recently added to my green collection. It requires low maintenance and as the name says, they look like little green bubbles arranged like a hat. Keep it away from direct sunlight (I have kept it in my balcony under a little shade) and water it just enough so that the soil remains moist. It can grow up to 60 cm long and require constant pruning for better growth. It grows best when given regular feeding during its main season which would be spring and summer.
We all love them! There are more than 2600 varieties present and add an elegant and tropical touch to any décor. They need some sunlight and daily watering and that’s it, they’re good to go. Don’t over prune them because some varieties draw nutrients from old fronds and trimming might just rob this plant of its valuable nutrients.
Don’t get afraid by the name. Spider plants grow in indirect sunlight and are the easiest indoor plants to grow. It’s great for beginners and guess what, yes these too removes pollutants. If you’re planning to get them for your home, you need not think much, go grab them.
Never really thought would get this plant for home. But once I went to a nursery to get hold of a monstera and there this was standing tall amidst all the greens. And boy, I just couldn’t resist it. Was back home with this snake and a happy heart. Now back to some care tips. This plant needs very less watering, it’s better to let them dry out a little between your waterings. Keep away from direct sunlight and a little fertiliser during the warmer months of year will keep them healthy and growing.
The kind I have in my balcony is the slender dwarf variety and does not twine and twist around climbing structures. In bright sunlight the purple flowers bloom up and show their attractive side. And they tend to close during afternoons and during cloudy weathers. I water them well once a day and that’s it, they do their magic. It’s been with me for two years now and have not failed me yet. Once in a while use fertiliser and they will stay with you.
So, now that you know about these plants, invest in them and breathe clean. Keep your home green and away from pollutants.