Best House Plants to make over your Indoor:
Want to enhance your life? Indoor plants can make your space more inviting, clean the air and even improve your mental health. There’s always wonderful about a home full of flowering plants. Make your plants as comfortable in your home as they would be in their natural habitat. Whether it’s old or new, your home could be harboring unhealthy (and invisible) toxins. These chemical compounds are found in releases from paint, plastics, carpet, cleaning solutions, and numerous building materials. Nature has a way of keeping itself clean. There are many powerful air-cleaning plants that naturally remove pollutants from the air.
Find fragrance and beauty in flowering houseplants. The blooming beauties described in this blog will help you find the best ones for your home.
African violets are sensuously purple flowers with a tiny fleck of yellow in the center. As their name suggests, they are native to Africa, growing mainly in Tanzania, neighboring Kenya. Even if you’re a complete trainee, the basic growing techniques needed to grow healthy, blooming African violets aren’t hard. These plants are compact and free flowering with a wide variety of flower forms and colors. With careful watering, high humidity and bright, but not direct, light, it is possible to coax forth several blooms every year.
Of all flowering bulbs, Amaryllis is the easiest to bring to bloom. This can be accomplished indoors or out, and over an extended period of time. The amaryllis originated in South America’s tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum. Amaryllis is also known as belladonna lily or naked lady. You can enjoy a taste of spring indoors with this ‘yellow Goddess’ variation. It bears soft yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers that have a greenish tinge at the throat.
Hibiscus flowers might be the most dramatic in the garden and can bloom as large as a child’s head in gorgeous colors. The hibiscus plant itself is large and dramatic, and it needs plenty of space to show off. Tropical hibiscus is the ultimate plant for creating a touch of the tropics. It forms huge blooms, up to 8 inches in diameter, on a shrubby upright plant that you can train to grow as a tree. Individual blossoms last only a day or two, but plants bloom freely from late spring through fall and occasionally through winter.
English ivy is a classic decorative plant for both inside and outside of the home. Indoors it can be used as a hanging plant or trained up a trellis and molded into almost any shape for decoration. It is also known to improve air quality. A versatile indoor plant, English Ivy grows in bright and indirect light. It can be grown in hanging baskets and given any shape you desire owing to its vine-like nature.
Dracaenas compose of a large group of popular foliage plants. Most grow strongly upright with long, strap like leaves variegated with white, cream, or red. Dracaenas grow well at average room temperatures but don’t like cold drafts. Give plants medium to bright light to maintain best leaf color. Allow the soil to dry to the touch between watering.
Mouth or butterfly orchids prefer indirect light and being away from gas heat. Do not overwater the orchid. If it is planted in moss, water once every three weeks. If it is planted in bark, water it every other week. Do not allow the pots to stand in water, otherwise the roots can rot. Orchids are the largest group of plants in the world, with some 30,000 known species and tens of thousands more hybrids.
This bright, flowering plant is effective at removing trichloroethylene, which you may bring home with your dry cleaning. It’s also good for filtering out the benzene that comes with inks. Add one to your laundry room or bedroom — presuming you can give it lots of light.
Easy elegance best describes this sturdy palm. It grows between three and six feet tall and also transpires a healthy bit of moisture into a room, making it particularly welcome in dry winter months.
Shade and weekly watering are all the peace lily needs to survive and produce blooms. Peace Lilies are very common houseplants because they are easy to grow. They can grow up to 16 inches, but larger ones can often reach 6 feet tall. Peace Lilies produce white flowers in the early summer and continue to bloom throughout the year.
Rieger begonia is one of the winter-blooming begonias. It has fibrous roots with a swollen tuber-like base. Clusters of camellia-like blossoms in warm colors ranging from yellow to orange and red appear on top of glossy green foliage. Rieger begonia looks good as a tabletop plant or in a hanging basket.Google+ image
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