Bring comfort to your home with indoor plants

    Add a splash of greenery and comfort to your home with Seeff’s top selection of indoor plants.

    Indoor plants are a simple and effective way to liven up your home. Available in many different types with varying sizes to suit your space needs, you can find the right indoor plants to complete the beautiful aesthetic of your home.

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    Before you rush off to your local nursery, let us look at a few essential tips.

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    Tip 1: Size Of Indoor Plants

    Size does matter, so look at the size of the room. In a larger space, you could have a floor-standing plant in a stylish pot, making a bold statement, or a smaller table-standing plant, understated yet happy and healthy in a less spacious room.

    white living room with dark grey couch and coffee table along with side table

    Tip 2: Selection Of Indoor Plants

    Select your indoor plants to add style to a room. When you walk into the room, your plants should be aesthetically pleasing to the eye and not look like the green-eyed monster ready to attack and devour your visitors.

    A gorgeous colossal
    ficus or a bamboo palm occupying the corner of a large room will look amazing, but it might not work in a small space.

    The now fashionable snake plant, also known as Mother-in-law’s tongue strategically placed on your dining table and flowering orchids in the bathroom, will make a beautiful statement.

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    Tip 3: Benefits Of Indoor Plants 

    Yes, your indoor plant can improve your health. There are numerous scientifically proven health benefits. With its vast diversity of plants and trees, the Amazon Rain Forest produces 20% of the earth’s oxygen, hence named the “Lungs of the Earth”.

    Benefits include:

    • Purified Air: The cleaning effect of keeping indoor plants in your home can help purify the air from such particles that may cause cold and flu. As South Africans, we have all heard about the magical Aloe Vera, a medicinal succulent or “vetplant”.

    • Medicinal Value: Your trusty indoor plant may even aid in curing those nasty headaches. The plant provides oxygen through photosynthesis, and this oxygen supply may help cure your headache.
    • Natural Humidifier: Before reaching for that electric room humidifier, add a couple of indoor plants into the room. Plants are a natural humidifier; they help increase the humidity in the air because they release oxygen and vapour.

    • Absorbs Noise: Yes, it’s true. Your indoor plant can also absorb noise, so if you happen to have noisy neighbours, gift them an indoor plant without them catching the hint. 

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    Tip 4: How To Care For Your Indoor Plants

    Most indoor plants need light to grow. Speak to your local nursery assistant and be very specific about where you intend to place the plant. Snake plants or a flowering peace lily are ideal in a low light area, while a rubber plant or spider plant requires a lot more natural light.

    Below we have highlighted four simple ways to care for your plants:

    • Be kind to your plants; remove dead leaves, dead twigs and gathered dust. Nothing looks worse than a neglected plant, dying from being either under or overwatered.

    • Plants do not like being disturbed, knocked about or bruised. You will immediately see when they are unhappy. Make sure your plants are clear of high traffic areas.

    • If your plant looks like it’s trying to escape from its pot, it probably is. It may be time to re-plant and transfer into a larger pot.

    • Feed regularly to ensure healthy new growth, and your plants will give you lots of pleasure and last forever.

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    On a more serious and relevant note, in a time with the Corona Virus pandemic, we need plants now more than ever, especially as many more people are staying at home.

    Mask up and make a trip to your local nursery. Your home deserves it!

    Author: Seeff Property Group
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