I have always loved being in green spaces and having plants around me. When I worked for a large cosmetic company I had the opportunity to do a bit of research and a presentation on colour and how it affects us.
Green has a mentally calming affect on the body. There are numerous benefits to having plants indoors and if you can, creating a garden space for you and your children to relax and play in is also ideal. Benefits of indoor plants can include air purification and reduced stress. They also create a restful ambiance and are a decorative feature to brighten your home. It’s especially important to have green spaces in the city where kids have less outdoor spaces to roam.
I rarely buy fresh flowers but instead I go for orchids which will last months, or if your careful they can last years. An orchid display can be a table centre piece and a beautiful feature in your house.
My favourite in door plants at the moment are Lillies (particularly a new variety with the huge leaf, which I would love but do not have yet), Orchids, Cyclamen, Strelitzia Nicolai and Fiddle Leaf Fig.
Over the years I have bought plants and killed them fairly quickly. Then I did a little YouTube research on how to care for each plant. Generally you can pick the first 2 minute video that pops up and they show you simple techniques, which is all you need to keep the plant alive and thriving. All the above listed plants are extremely low maintenance, for example they mostly require watering once a week at the most. Some plants are better being watered from the bottom by being soaked in a bucket then lifted out, as opposed to watering from the top. YouTube is a great source to educate yourself and soon you’ll be on your way to becoming a green thumb.
Orchid pictured on counter top. I am also lucky enough to have a glass splash back in the kitchen so it feels more like your in the garden when your indoors.
Lilly by the TV console.
Fiddle Leaf Fig to create height and fill a corner space.
A bit of plant inspo. Thanks for reading ☺ xx