Submerge your Home in Nature!

Submerge your Home in Nature!
Calathea Plant

If you haven’t already, it’s time to consider adding some greenery to your home. Houseplants will elevate your favorite space at any moment and it's the perfect accessory for our interiors! 

Below is a list of our top five houseplants that you should have for 2018. This list addresses our plant lovers and those that are ready to give it a try! So, if you are a beginner in this topic, you may have a lot of questions in mind…. How often do they need to be watered? How much sun do they need? Can I have plants during wintertime? How big do they grow? Can I place them anywhere?  

Don’t get stressed out! We will walk you through these tips!

1. Calathea
Best known as the ¨prayer plant¨ because when the light hits them their leaves move up and down. The leaves have a painted look on the top, which provides a design element in our interiors. Taking care of this plant is really easy! Water them every one to two weeks, having medium sunlight. Also, their leaves are considered non-toxic, which is a great option for pet owners. Choose a spot in your home and pick one of their big varieties that go with your home style!

2. Marimo Moss Ball
Marimo Moss Ball is our favorite plant! They are rare spherical algae that are submerged. It grows radially outward and can grow between 8 to 12 inches in diameter. Isn’t that amazing? This plant lives underwater, which means that we have to take care of their water. It has to be changed once every two weeks - though during summer you may need to change it more often. This mysterious aquatic life-form can be placed in any glass container. Decorate the inside and outside glass with some rocks and sea elements. This could be a unique option to incorporate nature into your room. You will need to keep in mind that they need low to medium indirect light. Keep a neat space in your home with this beautiful and bizarre Marimo Moss!

3. Cactus
Our dessert thrives! As you may know, this plant is made for hot temperatures. They have the capacity to store moisture, which allows them to adapt to arid environments. Their aesthetic is unique! They are like living sculptures. We found a variety of cacti such as Hoya Heart, Aloe Vera, Kalanchoe Tomentosa, and our favorites Micro Cacti & Succulents. Some of these look unreal with many colors, shapes, and sizes. Cactus is the attraction for people that don’t have a “green thumb” or for travelers. They only need a small amount of water, about once a month. If you want to be a cactus owner, you should leave them in a space that has a constant natural sunlight. Remember that their native habitat is the desert!

4. Triangle Ficus
We move from small plants to trees! Ficus is a good option for the ones who love interior trees. They can grow about 8 ft tall and 4 ft wide. The main attraction of this plant is their leaves! They have a triangular shape and dark stem coming out of the tips creating a loosely formed plant. As they grow, their leaves arch in a beautiful way. Triangle Ficus is defined as a clean interior plant, which means that it won't need extensive maintenance.

Regarding care and maintenance, they need to be near a window so they can get enough light. It is best to turn the plant occasionally for even growth. Lastly, water them weekly with room-temperature water and discard the excess. Are you ready to enoy a Triangle Ficus? Where would you put it?

5. Tillandsia Xerographica - Air Plant
Air plants? Sounds like a plan? This type of plant will change your perspective on nature! They don’t need soil to survive; they need a humid surrounding. Perfect for interiors such as your bathroom corner near the window. Think about the empty wall that you have at home and you never knew what do with it - with air plants, you can cover the entire wall creating an interesting living wall. If you want to go smaller, you can put these plants in a glass container in the middle of your dining or coffee table. Remember, wherever you want to place this unique plant, you should mist it regularly. Additionally, in-between waterings, keep them close to an indirect light source and maintain a humid environment or place them next to a humidifier.

Grow close to nature by letting nature grow close to you!

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