House plants are a simple and effective way to bring life and vibrancy to your home. Many are extremely easy to care for and make a beautiful addition to any space.
There are a plethora of plants that thrive in an indoor environment. Some of the more common types of indoor plant in the UK include cacti, aloe vera, bonsai trees and peace lilies, or if you’re looking for something slightly more unusual, a venus fly trap might be the plant for you.
Indoor plants can also be a great way to get your family involved in gardening; lucky bamboo is a great starter plant for children as it requires minimal upkeep.
Always consider furry friends when purchasing indoor plants. Aloe vera, azaleas, lilies and certain types of succulent plant are all hazardous to cats, whereas cyclamen, jade plants and eucalyptus are toxic to dogs. It is always better to check the safety of indoor plants before purchase.
Display indoor plants in a bright room but avoid placing them in direct sunlight and water regularly depending on type. Cacti and succulents are particularly low maintenance. Avoid over-watering and feed with a suitable, quality plant feed at least once per year. Always make sure that plant pots are the correct size for the plant they are housing; a pot that is too small will stunt growth and cause the roots of the plant to become compacted or tangled.
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