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Green Tips: easy to maintain plants getting the best of your space!

No space is completed without a bit of greenery in it. There are many reasons why having indoor plants is must-have, the most important is the fact that plants are battery-free air-purifiers. As not everyone is gifted with a green thumb, we prepared a shortlist of some of the plants, which are easy in maintenance. Light-tolerance is crucial when choosing houseplants for your home therefore we divided our recommendation into two categories: plants with low-light tolerance and high-light tolerance.

No space is completed without a bit of greenery in it. There are many reasons why having indoor plants is must-have, the most important is the fact that plants are battery-free air-purifiers. As not everyone is gifted with a green thumb, we prepared a shortlist of some of the plants, which are easy in maintenance. Light-tolerance is crucial when choosing houseplants for your home therefore we divided our recommendation into two categories: plants with low-light tolerance and high-light tolerance.

Before choosing any plant, we advise you to recognize what light dominates in your space and where do you want to place it. Not all plants are children or pets friendly that’s why we are recommending more detailed research about considered plants.

Low-light tolerance plants

Snake Plant is known for surviving droughts and filtering chemicals, like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene, making the air in the room better to breathe. The snake plant requires a little natural light so it’s perfect for beginners. It owns his name to the snake-looking skin.

Peace Lily requires more care comparing to other indoor plants, which means keeping it moist without over-watering and placing it in partial shade. For people who struggle with allergies, this plant is not the best choice as its flowers have pollen. If that’s not the case we encourage to place it in the bedroom, as it produces oxygen during the night. Aside from oxygen production Peace Lily removes trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, ammonia, etc.

Parlor Palm is one of the plants with feathery leaves known for its purifying qualities. Thanks to its bamboo-like stems are also called the Bamboo Palm. Its lush leaves liven up every space. This plant is suited for medium to bright light, but it tolerates low indirect light as well. Easy to maintain and grow, requiring weekly watering.

Devils Ivy comes under many names as it's worldwide known, some of the more famous are golden pothos, ceylon creeper, hunter’s robe, or Rapunzel. It looks great in a hanging pot, but it works as well as training up a wall. It will appreciate monthly nourish with liquid fertilizer in spring and summer.

Calathea Medallion is famous for its “prying” movement which allows this unique plant to maximize light absorption by lowering and raising its leaves depending on part of the day. However not this spectacular quality makes this plant so attractive for home use, but it’s beautiful veins against dark green leaves and their peculiar pattern. Calathea prefers medium to bright indirect light and weekly watering together with misting.

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High-light tolerance plants

Bird of Paradise is named after the charming oriental flower it produces. It’s giving a touch of tropics in any space. This big plant flourishes in bright direct to bright indirect light and requires weekly watering, the best is to let the soil dry between waterings. Loves higher humidity which can be achieved by misting it with water twice a week.

Fiddle-Leaf Fig prefers a stable environment with regular watering once a week. It thrives in bright indirect light to full sun. It has elegant, nice-looking leaves in vibrant green with visible, striking veining. It’s a perfect choice for every home, making a strong statement and brightening up space.

Monstera Deliciosa is one of the most popular big indoor plants. Almost every printed tropical pattern includes its thick, Swiss cheeselike leaves. Those broad green leaves give jungle feeling to every space. This beautiful plant can acclimate to different sunlight-level surroundings and the same as Bird of Paradise requires weekly watering and misting.

Spider Plant is considered as one of the easiest to adjust and simplest to grow amongst houseplants. Its name is thanks to its spiderlook leaves hanging down from the parent plant. The best results can be achieved by placing them in bright, indirect light and watering them well and then letting the soil dry before the next watering. It looks amazing in hanging basket or flowerpot. Spider plant benefits from occasional trimming the leaves to the base.

Aloe Vera is a frequently underestimated green miracle. Its healing qualities are endless therefore is must-have in your indoor garden. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and finds extensive use in the skincare area. Except for its extraordinary curing qualities, Aloe Vera it’s very easy to care. As it’s a desert species it prefers bright places and heavy watering once for 2 weeks. This plant is a perfect decoration for the desk, shelf, or coffee table.

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Each plant is a decoration itself, but nice flowerpots can support its visual impact on the space. Below are examples of a few beautiful planters which will exhibit your greenery.

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1. Flowerpots, Bolia 2. Table w/pot, Hübsch 3. Hanging Flowerpots, Hübsch 4. Standing Flowerpots, Hübsch 5. Flowerpot, Hübsch 6. Standing Flowerpots, Hübsch

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