Growing plants indoors is an enjoyable and fulfilling activity that teaches patience and attention to detail, providing us with a sense of purpose since houseplants require care to thrive.
Create your own green oasis without even needing much floor space! A wooden board is enough to hold multiple plant pots.
No matter if it’s food you’re growing or simply some decorative greenery to enhance an outdoor area, plants offer many benefits for our well-being. From relieving stress to connecting us to nature and purifying air quality – not to mention adding visual interest – plants can help.
With proper potting techniques and your imagination, it is possible to craft a stunning indoor hanging plant garden. Choose from various species that flourish under various lighting conditions.
One plant that thrives in indirect light conditions is Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina). With small leaves and trailing growth, Inch Plant fits easily into hanging pots. While its care requirements vary throughout the year (more water in summer and drier soil in winter), Inch Plant’s versatility makes it suitable for most homes.
Plant parents know the beauty of an isolated bird of paradise or Monstera deliciosa is undeniable, but grouping plants with similar care requirements together is a useful strategy. Not only will you save time by cutting back how often you need to water individual plants but you’ll have peace of mind knowing all are receiving enough moisture as well.
Different houseplant species require different temperatures and humidity conditions; always do your research before purchasing new houseplants. While some require constant temperature settings, others benefit from being placed in cool, dry spaces.
Rather than keeping a blank wall stark and boring, consider placing plant pots on wooden boards to add green accents that stand out. Or try filling a tray with pebbles as moisture reservoirs to keep soil damp without overwatering it and leading to root rot.
Plants add vibrancy and fresh air purification benefits to any room they grace, while at the same time helping reduce stress levels.
No matter if it be herbs for better food, vegetables for savings and health or flowers to add beauty to your home, indoor gardening is a rewarding hobby that anyone can participate in if physical limitations prevent you from gardening outdoors.
Before starting an indoor garden, there are a few key considerations you must keep in mind. These include temperature, light and humidity conditions as well as choosing houseplants that can withstand such environments without excessive maintenance requirements. Be sure to research how often watering should occur as well as any nutrient solutions and other supplies needed by each species for its care requirements.
Wrapping Vining Plants
Many plants feature tendrils that will vine and climb, such as clematis, blue moon wisteria, cucumbers, pole beans and string of pearls. While these climbing plants make great additions to living walls and garden borders, most don’t naturally come equipped with the structures needed for support in our homes or gardens.
Indoor plants cannot receive as much direct sunlight as those grown outside; even sunlight streaming through a window is less intense than what would be available outdoors. Research the needs of your indoor plants so you can give them what they require.
Many ornamental and edible plants, including fresh herbs, leafy greens and tomatoes can easily be grown indoors for beauty and added nature to the home. Their care requires little attention from you – perfect if you want a simple addition of nature in your space!
Growing plants is an engaging way to interact with nature even if you’re stuck indoors. From cultivating colorful and textural blooms and shrubs, to low-light species like spider plant and snake plant for creating an indoor jungle.
Your indoor garden should also feature edible crops like peppers and tomatoes for consumption, or herbs that make cooking flavorful and healthier. Some will need special care, while you’ll likely discover which work best in your indoor environment.
Once you begin gardening, your space will quickly transform into an idyllic green sanctuary. Your plants will soon become companions whom you love – giving them names, care and attention is sure to reduce stress levels while helping rebalance hormones and create a sense of serenity and calm.