Pursuing Houseplant Addiction (Let’s Talk About It)

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From dramatic, huge blooms to luxuriant variegated foliage, there are many varieties of houseplants for which both aesthetic and functional options are available. All that is needed is to identify the ones that suit your needs and then experiment to get the most bang for your buck.

Keep in mind that you can buy a plant for less than a dollar at your local garden center, but it’s important to buy only the plants you will enjoy. Conscientious behavior will pay off in the long run.

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Time Cuts

Time is your friend. It can be an intangible thing or a tangible one, depending on how you view it. Certain plants may be watered less, grow more quickly, or even reproduce twice as quickly. Sometimes these additional features can be quite desirable, but you need to pay attention to how much water you are giving your plants.

More Easy Food

Not everyone eats beautiful food but for many of us food is a healing and nurturing element of life. Some plants, such as succulents, ferns, and some other plants, feed the body by filtering our oils, hormones, and other contaminants.

Relax and you can feed your plants like you do your favorite foods. Substrate your plants with floral petals, or use a porous plant medium. Alternatively, you can hang matted flowers off of your floor or hang some dried flowers from a tap and use that as a pitcher for your plants.

Spring and Fall Breaks

It’s no secret that our lives are more sedentary during the cold months of winter. Some people want a little outdoor exercise while others appreciate a little exercise indoors. Many houseplants can assist you in satisfying both these needs.

Consider your various play spaces. Do you have a piano? If you have a window facing north you could place a houseplant in the window. Do you have a piece of paper and a pencil in your office and want to sketch? Then maybe you would prefer to move a landscape plant over.

If you enjoy listening to music, play around with your houseplants to make yourself something to listen to.

Try to mix up your daily routine while still getting your needed exercise. If you’re exercising, have a book in the house. If you’re reading, your houseplant can be placed in the shade to keep you company.

Alternatives to Tree And Lawn

Trees and lawns are not the only solution to our thirst for environmental resources. Not everyone wants a lawn, a tree, or a pond. In fact, many prefer synthetic materials for their homes.

There are many ways you can protect your houseplants from the ravages of dry heat and increasing pesticide usage. Plant an evergreen in your houseplant’s root zone. Apply a slow-release insecticide. Ask your cleaning company to brush your air freshener off your plant. Try a soapy water bulb, as your room may not be able to absorb the water.

Try to be creative and think outside the box.

This article was originally published at http://sustainableplants.co…. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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