A good TV set and a bunch of cozy furniture is not always enough for you to have a cozy home. It’s the living things that makes a dwelling what it is. So forget about the latest home cinema module and think about something that will bring vividness in your home, something that will make it more friendly place. Think about plants. They are alive, they create a natural outlook both to the house and the flat. They are simply nature.
Houseplants have the ability to filter the air, they add color and life, and can dress up every room decor. Scientific studies also have shown that houseplants can have a calming, relaxing effect on people. That makes them the perfect pick for bedrooms as well. There’s a wide selection of plants that offer big rewards and sentimental traces in the inhabitants of a place.
And since plants are alive they need to be treated properly.
For a start you should know some things, which the specialists consult. Avoid overwatering the plants. They like water, but there is a measure to everything. It happens that more plants die from too much moisture than the other way around. Keep a plastic or ceramic plant saucer below the plant, taking care that no moisture will damage carpet or wood surfaces in the same time. But never let your houseplant sit in standing water for more than an hour, because it will overwater itself.
So here are some ideas for plants at home and advices how to take care of them.
This one grows up to 2 feet tall and wide. It is easily controlled by pruning. It is a great substitute for dresser drawer sachets, because this one is a houseplant with a wonderful aroma. Relatives of the ordinary household geranium, scented geranium flowers less frequently but make up for it with its leaf fragrance. It comes in an astounding array of scents: apricot, rose, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon, mint, pineapple, ginger, lime, coconut, chocolate, and many more. This fellow prefers warm, sunny, dry conditions, so you should grow it in fairly high light. Remove any faded flowers or leaves when it is necessary. Pinching stems creates a bushier plant. This plant needs bright, direct light. The suitable temperature is about 60-85 degrees F. The important thing is to let the soil dry out between watering.
This one is an old-school fellow. The only thing you need to do to keep its leaves shiny is to carefully dust them every now and then. Rubber tree makes an attractive statement in a bright- to medium-light alcove or corner of the bedroom. It can grow larger and fuller with the years to come. Keep an eye on it by pruning. Avoid contact with the milky sap that gives this plant its common name as it can irritate skin. It grows up to 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. In order to keep it shiny and beautiful store it at medium to bright light; 60-80 degrees F. You should allow the soil to dry out between watering.
This one kind of resembles an artificial plant. Check out the zeezee plant. Dark-green in color, it has shiny leaves, which grow across each stalk from each other. It gets its common name from the initials of its botanical name, Zamioculcas zamiifolia. Because it grows with an underground storage unit, the zeezee plant can store water and this way it can go long periods of time without watering. It grows best in medium to bright light but can tolerate low light situations. In the bedroom, plant a zeezee inside a container that complements and reflects your decor.
It can grow up to 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. It will need low to bright light, a temperature range of 60 to 75 degrees F. For a good care you should let the soil dry out between watering.
A classic one, indeed. It’s easy-to-care and easy on the eyes. Being so cool dracaenas grow long, slender, strappy leaves that curve attractively from a central stem. Leaves appear in variety of colors, including pink, red, yellow, and cream, holding the color even in low-light situations. Your Dracaena will grow best in bright places with an indirect light. Keep them away from pets and children, because they are toxic if chewed. Medium to bright light is the best for them, with a temperature of 60 to 75 degrees F. For good maintenance allow the soil surface to dry between watering.
It is magnificent how a blooming orchid can add serenity to your dwelling. Moth orchid is the easiest orchid to grow actually. It has the name, because its petals resemble the rounded wings of a moth. Moth orchids originate in tropical regions, so they prefer high humidity. The best location is an east- or west-facing window or an open northern exposure with no obstructions. Moth orchids bloom once a year, but you can expect them to stay in bloom for many weeks or even months before the blooms fall off the flower spike. For a good taking care place the orchid in a saucer or cache pot to keep any excess moisture from damaging furniture or flooring. In proper conditions it will grow 6 inches to 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Medium to low light need, it needs also intermediate to warm temperatures, 65 to 90 degrees F. Orchids with bark mixes in plastic pots need watering less frequently than those in, planted in moss. Place clay pots in a bowl of water for 10 to 15 minutes, then let the water drain out.
This big boy happens to be an ideal for a bedroom companion because it prefers bright but indirect light and can grow with average home humidity (although it grows best with high humidity). For best results keep the soil evenly moist but it shouldn’t be soggy and soaked. Let the soil go barely dry to the touch, then water thoroughly.
It grows 1 to 8 feet tall and 1 to 3 feet wide.
Its name is not a coincidence at all. For a peaceful coexistence with a bedroom houseplant, choose this one. This easy-to-grow gem creates a tropical feel to the room and is a good choice for gardeners inclined to overwater plants as it can take wetter soil than most. It has glossy green pointed leaves that grow with little care. Remove any browned leaves or leaf tips if needed. Depending on the size of your plant, you can grow it as a floor plant or on a tabletop as well. It ranges between 1 to 4 feet tall and wide; the cultivar ‘Sensation’ can reach 6 feet.
This plant is simply perfect for a hanging basket or urn. The trailing foliage of English ivy is a great choice if you want to color up a dull room. It comes in a wide variety of leaf colors and shapes and thrives in low light. In fact, it’s the perfect plant to grow on a cool, north-facing windowsill if you ain’t got a south-facing one. You also can train English ivy into a variety of topiary forms. This one can be bothered by spider mites, so in order to prevent the plant from any pests mist them often.
Peperomia is perfect for terrariums or dish gardens. It grows only 4-10 inches tall and offers a wide selection of different leaf shapes and colors. This plant lives well in medium to low light. It has few insect or disease problems.
This one is great for any room in your house. It is virtually indestructible. It’s a fascinating and unusual plant with long strap-like leaves sprouting from a large, fat base that gives this it its other common name, elephant’s foot palm. Go on a few-week vacation if you want- the ponytail palm would take care of itself and it is ideal because it stores excess water in its chubby base, so it can go for several weeks without being watered. Ponytail palms are sold in a variety of heights from tabletop to tree-size.