We tend to forget about gardening indoors, but it's actually a lot easier than you think. By following a few simple tips, and not completely neglecting your plants, you can continue that passion for planting all year long.
These specific plants have been known to increase positive emotions in people, while reducing stress and fatigue.
Brazil Philodendron’s, also known as the exotic angel, come from more than 200 other species that have been discovered in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean islands. Most philodendrons are grown indoors, with low light, and require enough space to be able to trail along the ground or cascade from a hanging container. Most people like to hang these plants high because of the possibility that they are poisoness, so keep them out of reach of children and pets. Make sure to water thoroughly every 2-7 days, making sure the first top inches of soil are dry. Over-watering these beautiful plants may be the only reason these plants don’t thrive, but being aware of their attributes and needs will help tremendously.
Fishtail Hoya’s are actually wax plants, also known as succulents. These plants take their name from their clusters of ½ to 1 inch star-shaped flowers, which smell sweet and appear so shiny that they look like wax! Hoya’s require bright light and can go without watering for 8+ days. These plants don’t grow overly fast, so don’t get discouraged! Some people believe in the TLC strategy of tender, loving, care, which means that they speak with their plants at least one day to encourage growth and colour. Some people may find this funny, but everyone has different techniques! Do whatever works for you J
Lastly, the ZZ plant, which is short for Zamioculcas Zamilfolia, is a tropical perennial plant, native to Eastern African. The great thing about this particular plant is that it is extremely tough. A lot of us get very busy during the year and often forget about our indoor plants. These plants require little maintenance, so over-watering a ZZ is definitely a sure-fire way to kill it. Despite being drought-tolerant, your ZZ will be healthiest with regular watering. Water thoroughly, then allow it to dry out a bit before watering again. To avoid soggy soil, use a fast-draining mix. Adding sand to a potting mix works perfectly!
Water spray bottles are extremely practical for indoor gardening, and can be used on all the plants I have mentioned above. Although these bottles do avoid mess and save time, certain water that is harder, may leave white marks on your plant leaves. If this is the case, just wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove the white residue.
If you are already eating all your fruits and vegetables, getting good exercise and enough sleep, while still feeling down in the dumps, these plants may just be the key to your overall happiness!