Why everyone needs indoor plants!

Why everyone needs indoor plants!

Not only do indoor plants make your home look good, but they've been shown to boost your mood, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants. Making for a healthier, happier you and a better home.

Why buy indoor plants at?

Indoor plants don’t just look good, they can make us feel good, too. Studies have shown that indoor plants: 

  • Help clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity & producing oxygen

  • Are therapeutic to care for (it’s true when we say Plants Make People Happy) 

  • Boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity

  • Reduce your stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds

At The Plant room  who specialists can help you pick out the Indoor plants that fit your wishes and home. Do you already know which plants will complete your Urban jungle? Have a look in our webshop and order your next Indoor plant(s) easily and safely online!

How to take care of your Indoor plants

Most of the indoor plants at the Plantroom don’t need constant attention to stay healthy and beautiful. Other than remembering to water them, we have plenty of easy-care houseplants that will only need a little maintenance a few times each year. When you need to step in and do some pruning or snip away a few leaves that are starting to turn yellow, we have everything you need to take care of your house plants.

A few tips to keep your house plants looking lush and healthy:

  1. Watering your indoor houseplants

Over watering is one of the most common causes of houseplant death. If you're not sure how much water to give your plants, it's better to keep them on the dry side than to give your plants too much moisture. In general, plants grown in well-drained soil in an appropriate-size container should only be watered when the top 0.5  to 1 inch of soil feels dry. Cacti and succulents need less water. Flowering plants usually need slightly more. 

      2. Fertilizing your Indoor plants

During the short days of fall and winter, most houseplants don't need much, if any, fertilizer. Most houseplants put on a growth spurt in spring and summer, so this is the best time to fertilize them. Follow label directions to know how much plant food to use.

     3. Remove dust from your plants

It might sound silly but it might do your plants the world of good if you regularly dust them off. For plants with smooth leaves, you can just use a cloth to gently wipe away any dust that collects on leaves. Not only does this improve your plant's appearance, but it'll actually help it to soak up more light.

    4. Prune your indoor houseplants

The main reasons for pruning indoor plants are to make them look better and keep them from getting too large. Cutting overgrown indoor plants back to 4 to 6 inches tall  with a pruning scissor helps rejuvenate them.

    5. Remove dying leaves from your house plants

Trim faded flowers from your plants to encourage more blooms and help prevent disease problems. While you're at it, be sure to remove yellow, brown, or withered leaves. It's a good idea to wipe off the blades of your pruners with rubbing alcohol before moving on to a different plant to avoid spreading any pests and diseases.

House plants at the Plant room

Come and see all the green, flowering and other special indoor plants we have at the Plant room. There is an indoor plant for everyone. Make your plant complete with the right nutrition, pot and soil and brighten up the dark winter days! Have a look in our webshop or come and pay us a visit in Richmond!

 

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