There are many advantages to decorating with houseplants. They generate more oxygen through photosynthesis, aid in reducing stress, and even improve your productivity when placed on your desk or in your home office. Beginning with one or two plants on side tables in your home, you may then progress to creating your indoor green garden filled with hundreds of various plants as your budget and time allows.
It doesn’t matter how you go about it with a green garden design, but decorating with houseplants helps bring the freshness of the outside into your home. You can also create a small outdoor garden that you can maintain all year long.
While bringing additional plants into your house, keep the following tips in mind:
Make Use of Many Decorative Pots
While your preferred style may vary, it’s often best to select pots in one or two colors as doing so will ensure a cohesive look. Choosing pots with complementing colors but differing textures is a great way to enhance visual appeal. Alternatively, consider grouping all of your favorite pots made of various materials and colors to create an eclectic look.
Include Plants with Colored Leaves
Pay close attention to the color of the plants you select to decorate your home. You should place plants with leaves of the same hue together to create a coherent appearance. Choose plants with foliage that is a range of hues for more diversity.
Choose from a Variety of Sizes
Plants with varying widths and heights should be grouped. Plants of different sizes have a more organic appearance than plants of the same size, which have a more uniform appearance.
Consider the Shapes of Leaves
Select plants that have a variety of forms and growth kinds. Plants such as the pothos, the dracaena, and the fiddle-leaf fig tree, for example, may be used to create an arrangement that is both visually interesting and harmonious in its composition of leaves.
Organize the Plants in Odd Numbers
Plants should be grouped in odd numbers wherever possible. Using an even number may provide the appearance of symmetry, which can make the arrangement seem more professional. The use of odd numbers creates a more relaxed appearance.
How to Ace Plant Care?
When arranging houseplants in groups, keep in mind their requirements and preferred growing conditions. For example, combine plants that need humidity, like ferns, and other plants that require the same amount of moisture to create a pocket of moisture for each plant in the arrangement. In addition, consider the temperature and light requirements of the plants; for example, putting a shade-loving plant next to a sun-loving plant in the exact location of the house would make it difficult for one (or both) of the plants to live and thrive.
Recommendations for Indoor Plant Drainage
It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting a houseplant in any beautiful container, but considering water drainage is critical for the plant’s health. Some pots may not have a drainage hole in the bottom, which means your plants may be resting in the water while gardening.
Other pots that do not have drainage holes release an excessive amount of water, which may cause water to spill onto your tables and floor. Fortunately, there are a variety of drainage options available that may make caring for houseplants much easier.
- Ensure that water drains more slowly from your pot after you’ve watered it well. Before you begin planting, place a rock or a shard of a broken pot over the drainage hole. This will not fully close up the hole, but it will restrict water flow and enable the plant to absorb the nutrients it needs.
- Some pots are designed with a saucer that you can place below the planter to collect any draining water that may occur. Whenever you see that the saucer is filling up with water after watering, leave it to absorb as much as it needs for about 10 minutes, then return and pour the remaining water out.
- Make a humid foundation for your houseplant by filling it with stones and placing it in a plastic pot saucer. After layering a layer of stones on the saucer’s bottom, pour in approximately a half-inch of water to fill it up to the top. That prevents the pot from being submerged in water while accessing moisture, thus providing additional humidity for plants that need moisture in the air.
- If you believe your plant is not holding the moisture it requires, consider covering the plant’s crown with moss. A thick moss covering may help plants retain moisture towards the top, compensating for soil that cannot keep adequate moisture.
There are many benefits to having a healthy dose of plant life in every area of your house – including your physical health. Aside from its aesthetic value, having plants in your house may help decrease pollutants in the air and improve air quality, not to mention the many and various aromatherapy advantages that certain plants can provide, depending on the species.
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