A Beginner's Guide to Indoor Plantson
Indoor plants have always been a wonderful home décor option. And as instagram influencers and bloggers promote houseplants, they have become even more popular and trendy today.
So, if you are someone who wants to include a variety of beautiful greens in their home but have only ever looked after a small cactus, don't worry! Not everyone has a natural green thumb and we understand that. Maintaining indoor plants may look like an intimidating task at first, but with the right guidance, you can get the hang of it pretty quickly. And we are here to help you with it.
Today, we are going to give you some simple steps to get started with indoor plants so that you can reap all the benefits that our green friends have to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Read on!
Start Your Journey With Low-Maintenance Plants
One of the most common mistakes that many beginners make is picking a more 'needy' plant. When you are just starting, it is better to go with the low-maintenance houseplants– those that are not very expensive and are easier to care for.
Some of the best plants to pick as a beginner are succulents. This lovely indoor plant is one of the most popular choices. Just like cacti, succulents are not only super easy to care for but they also look gorgeous. They come in various colors, shapes, and sizes, giving you a lot of different options to choose from. That’s not all! Succulents require minimum care and attention. The plant stores water in its stems, roots, and leaves, so you only need to water it every 10 -15 days. You just have to make sure to provide them with enough light while protecting them from direct sunlight, and they will thrive amazingly.
Other low-maintenance houseplants include dracaena, devil's ivy, ZZ, lucky bamboo, and the very popular golden pothos. All these plants are pretty easy to maintain, do not require a lot of light, can withstand erratic watering, and can easily thrive in less and closed spaces.
How to Decorate Your Home With Plants?
Now that you know which plants to pick up for your home-sweet-home, let's talk about some decoration ideas. Houseplants add a fresh splash of colour to your space and can make it look more pleasant and welcoming.
So, here are few ideas for decorating your home with some fresh greens.
- Succulents require proper lighting, so you can place them near an empty window and sparkle it up.
- The ZZ plant can make a beautiful centerpiece courtesy of its oval-shaped shiny green leaves. Moreover, if you have a windowless or empty-looking room, this plant can be a perfect addition to it.
- If you have white walls in your home and want to add a pop of colour to them, just opt for wall-mounted planters with some small plants and enjoy the greenery.
- If you want to brighten up your bathroom with some greens, place a jade succulent and see the magic it creates.
- For your kitchen, you can enliven your windows or counters that get sufficient sunlight with an aloe vera plant. Its gel also heals minor burns like magic. So, you get two benefits rolled into one.
Benefits of Indoor Plants
Last but definitely not the least, let's talk about some advantages of having plants in your home.
Not only do indoor plants make your space more lively but they also offer great health benefits. Having greenery inside your home brings a good dose of positivity and is known to enhance your mood, something that we all direly need today. A study also discovered that indoor plants can help reduce your stress levels and make you feel more comfortable and at ease.
Moreover, plants improve the quality of air inside your home. Plants like ZZ remove toxins and ensure that you breathe better air. Looking after a plant, nurturing and caring for it also gives you a sense of purpose. It improves your quality of life, and when your green buddies thrive, you feel a sense of accomplishment and joy.
So there you have it– the beginner's guide to indoor plants. Now it's time for you to choose your favourite houseplants and create a warm, lively, and soothing green haven for yourself.