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Bring The Outside Inside

Posted by Rebekah Hutton on Tue, Jun 2018

Bring The Outside Inside

Houseplants are an extremely functional way to decorate. Not only do they brighten a space, but they also reduce stress, create a calmer ambiance and purify the air. It’s time to bring new life to your interior with the following list of recommended indoor house plants…

Phalaenopsis Orchid

A popular gift to bring to a house warming or a dinner parties. The orchid is better than a bunch of flowers as they can last for months from bud. They are attractive and come in a wide range of colours to suit your furnishings and decor. Position in a bright area but not in direct sunlight. Water weekly and ensure excess water can drain.

 

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

The combination of a delicate flower and dark glossy foliage, is perfect to compliment any room. Growing to about 30cm high, they make a subtle and fresh ornamental feature. Their soil should be kept moist, so water thoroughly when it’s dry to touch. Peace lilies live on average from three to five years.

Aspidistra

The Aspidistra, also known as the cast iron plant is a tough, leathery foliage house plant. Considering they are almost indestructible and can tolerate low light conditions, it makes them the perfect plant for cooler darker areas of your home such as a study or a hallway, to bring a tropical element indoors.

Dragon Tree

The tall thin foliage of the dragon tree looks fantastic all year round. They can slowly grow up to 6ft high indoors, becoming a tropical feature or fresh focal point to a room. Bright conditions with shade is suitable for the dragon plant, allowing them to be suited for most rooms in the home. Be cautious though if you have cats or dogs, as the dragon tree can be toxic to them.

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