I don’t know about you, but I tend to shy away from growing indoor plants. I forget to water them and a few months later they die. But, indoor plants are becoming more and more popular again, and if, like me, you grew up with plants in your home, you may like to try with your own. Today’s guest post has some great suggestions for indoor flowering plants that will really add texture and colour to your interiors. Enjoy!
Houseplants that are easy to keep and grow
For many people having plants in their home is a necessity. It’s that spark of natural color that they provide which makes them such a highly valued asset. Well-kept plants placed strategically can be a truly eye-catching addition to any home.
The trick is to find plants that will give your home that decorative life whilst not taking too much of your valuable time. Ideally you want to have a great look without having to expend much energy and effort. There certainly are plants around which can give you this, check out Gaddys indoor plant hire for a simple houseplant solution you can start implementing today.
A seasonal beauty but difficult thereafter
This is a little bit of a cheat as an inclusion as it’s more about the buying than the nurturing. Poinsettias are the most popular house plant around for one reason; their seasonal appeal. In December, as the holidays approach, you will see people with arms full of these distinctive plants with their distinctive red and green foliage.
Technically these plants are easy to have for that time over the holiday period when they make a magnificent addition to any home but they are not so easy to bring to color for a second year; this takes dedication, hard work and some luck.
A truly easy plant to grow
On the other hand, African violets are really easy to grow and they make an attractive addition to a home with their pink, blue, violet or variegated flowers. In order to ensure you get the benefit of the full blooming potential you need to make sure that you pick out the dead flowers as they whither. Another important thing you need to remember with African violets is that they should always be watered from the bottom.
You should stand the plant in a saucer of water for no longer than 30 minutes. If you try to water an African violet from the top then you are going to damage the leaves when the water comes into contact with them.
The joy of cacti
Most people have visions of the desert cacti in old Western movies and the household version is no less impressive. Cacti come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and are known for being easy plants to care for. They like a relatively warm environment as most homes have and they don’t need a lot of water, especially when they are dormant. If you don’t have a lot of time in your life for looking after a plant then a cactus is a good investment.
Think before you buy
One of the most important things to remember is that you need to give consideration to your plant purchase before you actually buy. There is little point in buying a plant that you are going to have to pay very close attention to if you’re working full time and have an active social life. For an easy life opt for an easy to care for plant that will give you the beauty you are looking for without any of the inconvenience.
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