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Adding Color and Texture to your Interior Space with Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are a very efficient way of adding color and texture to your interior space. It also cleanses the air around you. You can get an array of beautiful flowering plants which can complement your space and bring it to life.

 

You can add plants along with your curios such as the Buddha under the tree as  in the image below.

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  1. Lucky Bamboo

Some examples of indoor plants are Dracaena braunii a.k.a Lucky Bamboo. They are easy to grow and care for and do well in low indirect light. It is not really a bamboo though. Actually, it is a tropical water Lillie species. It is believed that these plants bring good luck and good fortune!

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2. Money Plant

Money Plants are popular indoor plants. They prefer indirect light and they will tolerate low light. If the plant begins to turn yellow or wither, then it means that it needs more light. They thrive in humid places such as bathrooms. Turn the plant weekly to encourage even growth. Note: Some species such as golden pathos are toxic to cats and dogs because of the presence of insoluble Raphides.

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3. Red Anthuriums, Christmas Cactus and Bromeliads

Red Anthuriums grow best between 70-90 degrees. If the edges are bleached or turning brown, move it a little further from the window to prevent them from being burnt by excess sunlight. Do not overlook the importance of adequate drainage.

Christmas Cactus prefer temperatures hovering between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit with an average to high humidity levels. Placing a tray of pebbles filled with water beneath the Christmas cactus is a good way to add humidity. These plants may surprise you with additional blooming cycles throughout the year with proper care and a suitable location.

Bromeliads are unique, long lasting house plants that are low maintenance and provide a sense of the ‘tropics’ and sun kissed climate to your living area. They do not need deep pots or thick potting soil. They do better in shallow pots.

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4. Bonsai

Bonsai (from Bon – a tray & Sai – plantings). Bonsai’s are great green additions to your space – indoors. However, if you are looking to have them indoors, make sure you get the right type that will survive indoors. A tip if you plan on having it indoors without a lot of natural light, such as office spaces; get a full spectrum light source and leave it near the bonsai for at least a few hours a day.

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5. Air plants and Stone Mosses

Air plants and Stone Mosses are popping up everywhere these days. You might have seen them in restaurants. They can thrive without soil or root structures. They are extremely easy to care for. You can get airplant variety sets where you can assort and create your own terrariums. They are great oxygen boosters and you can change up the container to fit into any décor.

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Image Credit: Vignesh Ezhilarasan, Meenakshi Shanmugasundaram, Reshma Joshi.

Featured Image Source: Pixabay

Author: Nithi Thillaivanam – Interior Designer

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I have had a keen interest in interior design and helped several of my friends set up their lovely homes. Eventually, I wanted to make a career out of my passion, and started my own company last year, Kreative Spaces. I am currently pursuing my Associates Degree in Interior Design at Bellevue College.

I believe that every home should represent the personality of its occupants, which inherently makes them unique. All of my design concepts are minimalistic yet chic . . . interspersed with practical ideas melding form and function to create the home that truly feels personal.

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