Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
Plants for Your Apartment
Looking to liven up your indoor space? House plants can do just the trick. Whether you want fresh ingredients on-hand for home-cooked meals or you wish to improve your indoor air quality with plant life, house plants serve many purposes. Let’s take a look:
Indoor Herb Garden
When you cook fresh meals at home, you have a couple of options when it comes to herbs and spices. You can buy fresh from the grocery store, but you’ll only use a little and end up throwing out the rest of that cilantro or basil, or, you can buy dried herbs and spices, but they don’t quite have the same flavour impact. There’s a third option: an indoor herb garden. All your favourite herbs – rosemary, thyme, parsley, chives – grown in the comfort and convenience of your apartment. Just buy seeds or a starter plant and tend it for non-stop cooking goodness.
Treat Your Skin with Aloe
Aloe Vera is a wonder plant. Not only is it low maintenance, but the gel inside the plant leaves has hundreds of uses. Use it to soothe burns, hydrate lips, or moisturize skin. You can even use it as a shaving gel, makeup remover, or mix it with alcohol and essential oil for a DIY hand sanitizer.
Purify the Air
We all learned in science class that plants take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen back into the air. They perform the same purifying function in your apartment, which is why they’re such a great addition. Some of the best plants for clean air include garden mums, spider plants, dracaena, ficus, Boston ferns, and bamboo palms.
If you want to enhance the look of your home, it depends on your design aesthetic. Whether you want to go for textured plants, height, or colour, the choice is yours. Opt for innovative planters to add that extra décor element to any room.
Don’t worry if you weren’t born with a green thumb. Low-maintenance plants like aloe vera and snake plants don’t need to be watered frequently and can thrive even in low light conditions. Other plants that can survive without constant love and attention include bromeliads, jade, pothos, rabbit’s ear, and rubber tree plants.
Bring some life to your indoor space no matter the season. From low-maintenance greenery to an indoor herb garden that even the most novice gardener can tend to, the options are limitless. Are you ready to go green?