With so many benefits including improved mental health, productivity, air quality and interior style, opting for indoor plants is becoming an ever-increasing trend. Whether you’re new to hortology and not sure where to start, or a rookie botanist seeking advice on keeping your new additions thriving, we have some tips for you.
Initially you will need to consider which type of plant you would like to opt for, and the benefits it can offer. Easily distinguishable by their thick leaves or body formed in unusual floral shapes, the succulent family are by far the most popular choice for house plants. Succulents are the easiest plant species to care for as they require very little attention and are relatively hardwearing - in other words, if you periodically show them some love they’re unlikely to die. Another common find in the home is potted herbs or vegetables, often located on the kitchen sill. The benefits of these fresh ingredients in your cooking can be enjoyed by the whole family and save you some pennies in your weekly shop. There are also many other great options available such as Orchids and Japanese Peace Lilies and although a little trickier to care for, with the right love these can make stunning additions to your home interiors. Below is a quick guide on each of these plant styles and advice on their care.