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The benefits of house plants and how to care for them.

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House plants have become extremely popular in the last couple of years again.

Benefits of having Plants in your home or in your workplace are as follows.

  • Reduce indoor air pollution by absorbing toxins.
  • Reduce stress and negativity.
  • Reduce mould problems.
  • Boost your mood, productivity, concentration, and creativity.

The easiest house plants to grow are:

  • Dracaena Marginata
  • Ficus (rubber plant)
  • Hedera (ivy’s)
  • Sansevieria (Mother-in-laws-tongue)

Simply having plants around your home or workspaces can help reduce your stress levels, also lower you blood pressure and make you feel more relaxed and happier. Plants collect dust particles and break down harmful substances, they reduce carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen. Peace lilies are especially good for this. There are many other factors as to why plants in the home or workplace are good for us. A quick search on the internet will lead you to many articles as to why they are good for us.

How to care for your plants

The most common problem people face is either not watering enough or watering to much.

The best thing for plant is to let it adjust to its new home, before you go straight to your watering can give it a couple of days to adjust to its new home.

Put your finger in the soil the top may seems dry but the soil could be damp under the surface, if this is the case you do not need to water.

Read the labels the come with it will describe how often to water and the light your plant requires.

If you see a sun symbol on the label this tells you how much light it needs, a full sun means it has high tolerance to light and can be placed in full sun for at least 6hrs a day,

Half sun means it needs less direct sunlight during the day a shadier spot would be good.

To much sun can burn your plants leaves so this would be something to consider when placing your plant.

A dark sun means it prefers full shade.

A rain drop symbol refers to how much to water your plants i.e.,

One raindrop is minimal watering.

Two raindrops is normal to moderate.

Three raindrops is your plant will be thirsty.

Popular houseplants to look out for

bromeliads

Calatheas

Blue star fern

philodendron

String of hearts

monsteras

Snake plant

Our website has a plant and pot category www.petalsandbudsflowersandgifts.co.uk were you may find some of these varieties and more.

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