Not only do they look great but they also have a variety of health benefits, as research has shown, indoor air pollution can increase your risk of stroke by 34% and heart disease by 26%. Houseplants will keep the air clean in your home.
Tillandsias, also known as air plants, are plants which doesn’t need any soil for its growth. Leaves of air plants absorb nutrients from air and water for its growth. Roots are for anchoring purpose only.
These indoor plants need special care and attention to grow indoor. It needs proper water, light, temperature and nutrients for its proper growth. This infographic will give you enough information for proper maintenance of this home decor.
Sometimes we buy a plant but we don’t even know how much light does it need. I found this very useful guide and I needed to share it with you, if you are like me and don’t have any idea of how much light does your cacti, begonia or your peace lily need. Hope it helps!
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Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant’s root system is simply wrapped in sphagnum moss and bound with string, transforming it into a sculptural art form. Loosely translated, ‘koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. The original Japanese form of kokedama had miniature sculptured bonsai trees displayed on handmade pottery or pieces of driftwood. They encapsulate the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, which can be explained as an appreciation of the imperfections of nature and the transience of natural beauty. Characteristics of Wabi-sabi include simplicity, warmth, earthy, irregular, rough, natural, acceptance and observation. Kokedama are created as a reflection of the Wabi-sabi principles.
Kokedama has since been adapted from its traditional bonsai to offer a new string garden approach, allowing one to use many different types of plants. String gardens take this tradition a step further by suspending these little green orbs in the air. They’re a great way to bring the outdoors to your home and are easy to care for. Plant choices can vary from orchids, grasses, ferns, houseplants, citrus trees, herbs, annuals, perennials or even bulbs. Kokadama can hang indoors and out, be placed in a bowl, or displayed on some other decorative object. Group together your Kokedama creations for an even more dramatic display.
Mold occurs in houseplants because of too much heat and humidity in the house. Meaning you have either watered the plant too much or it is in a poorly ventilated area or both. Plants in the washroom/toilet are especially prone to this. All those hot steamy showers will do it.
Having moldy plants is also deadly for your health, especially if you have a central heating system that circulates the air in the house. This is a disaster that will get you sick. We are talking of sickly strains of disease that will affect your lungs that could have serious long term consequences. Mold spores can cause allergic reactions, especially for asthmatics,
If you love indoor plants, here is the best way to deal with it.