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Freshen up your indoor garden with these 6 great plants
Freshen up your indoor garden with these 6 great plants
Freshen up your indoor garden with these 6 great plants

It is widely known that surrounding yourself with greenery is a great way to keep your let go of anxieties and encourage a mental state of peace and calm.

 

However, in a city like Dubai where a majority of the people live in apartments stacked together on skyrise buildings, having a garden is generally thought of as a luxury.

 

But what if we told you that you could have the garden of your dreams, that too indoors? So if you’ve been waiting to channel the inner gardener in you, here are 10 great plants you can bring home today that will thrive even with limited space

 

1. Areca Palm

 

Why it’s great:

 

Areca Palms don’t really need a lot of direct light, making them perfect for an indoor garden.

 

Things to remember:

 

  • It needs moist soil in warm months and drier soil in the winters
  • It can wither quickly if it is exposed to too much sunlight or receives excess water

 

2. Snake Plant

 

Why it’s great:

 

Snake Plant, or sansevieria, does not require frequent watering or a lot of care. It also improves air quality by removing toxins.

 

Things to remember:

 

  • It is toxic to both cats and dogs
  • Overwatering can cause it to rot

 

3. Rubber Plant

 

Why it’s great:

 

The Rubber Plant has attractive, shiny leaves and can add a whole other dimension to your room. They are also available in a number of varieties, so you can choose what fits your home best.

 

Things to remember:

 

Its milky sap is harmful to both pets and children and can cause skin irritation
Being very sensitive to temperature changes, it needs to be kept away from ACs and heaters

 

4. Dracaena Warneckii

 

Why it’s great:

 

The Dracaena Warneckii is one of the few plants that thrive even under artificial light. This means you can keep them in any part of the house and they will flourish, even with minimal attention.

 

Things to remember:

 

  • Sensitivity to fluoride can cause yellow or brown spots on leaves
  • It is toxic to cats and dogs

 

5. Peperomia

 

Why it’s great:

 

Very easy to grow, the Peperomia plant is available in more than a 1,000 varieties. And because they don’t tend to grow taller than 18 inches, they are perfect for smaller spaces. It also efficiently removes toxins from the air.

 

Things to remember: 

 

  • Soil should be well-drained
  • Low temperatures and cold drafts can damage leaves
  • It tends to attract insects like aphids and mealybugs

 

6. Boston Fern

 

Why it’s great:

 

Because of their smaller sized leaves and tendency to grow quite large, the Boston Fern tends to make quite an impression when added to an indoor garden. They also remove certain toxins from the air.

 

Things to remember:

 

  • They thrive in humid spaces with soft light, such as bathrooms.
  • It can be quite messy when the plant sheds its leaves
  • It is quite prone to root rot

 

These are just six of many great plants that can transform your indoor garden and bring peace and freshness into your home.

 

If you want more ideas on how you can add more freshness and vibrancy to your home, we’ll be happy to help. Just get in touch with one of our Furban Representatives here.

 

Happy decorating!