It’s really amazing to see how a bit of greenery can light up and transform an apartment. The plants also have the ability to purify the air and make the house healthier and at the same time more welcoming and lively. So there are many reasons to incorporate indoor plants into your home. Growing indoor plants can be a real challenge for many, especially if you do not have in-depth knowledge of gardening or an innate green thumb.
To make growing plants easier, here is a list of the most suitable species to grow at home!
If they can survive the desert, they can surely grow up in your apartment too! Cactuses are the best species to grow at home as they have very little need but to be watered when the soil is particularly dry. In addition, they can be left alone for days and you will not have to give up the weekend out of town to take care of them. Just choose the most suitable position for their growth, usually in front of a window to ensure that our plants receive the sunlight they need.
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Among the most beloved and cultivated plants in the house, we find, without any doubt, the ficus. It is a species that can best adapt to the climatic conditions inside the apartment and able to make the house more cheerful and welcoming thanks to the touch of green that the ficus gives the house.
These are plants that prefer indirect sunlight; for this reason it will be necessary to place our ficus in the corners of our rooms so that the sun’s rays entering through the window do not directly hit the leaves. Water the plants every two or three days and feed them with fertilizer every year. There are many varieties of ficus on the market, just choose the one that best suits you and will attract your attention!
Generalities indoor plants: Dry the flowers
The life of the flowers can be “extended”, so to speak, thanks to the use of drying techniques, which allow the conservation of plants and flowers for a long period of time. The beauty of fresh flowers is without doubt indisputable. However, even dried flowers lend themselves well as elements of furniture and decoration of the environments in which we live, especially if included in pretty compositions.
In order for the flowers and, in general, the vegetables, even once dried, to maintain their characteristics (colour, perfume, …) as much as possible and to keep them for a long time, it is necessary to adopt a series of measures.
First of all, it is important to remember that only some types of plants are suitable for drying; among these we find the rose, the laurel, the mimosa, the ivy, the lavender, the daisy, the heather, the acanthus; The flowers, leaves and plants that you want to dry must be harvested at a time of the year (summer or autumn) and the day rather dry, water and moisture, in fact, in addition to making the flower more fragile, affect the drying, the compositions must be varied: the plants used must have a similar consistency between them, but it is necessary to use all parts of the plant (not only the flowers).
It is equally important to create a certain balance between the different components, so that the composition is harmonious as a whole.
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