“Flowers on the dinner table make food taste better” – We wholeheartedly agree with this insight by the famous German gardener and garden philosopher Karl Foerster. This not only holds true for flowers, but also for plants in general, which enhance not only the taste of food, but also the quality of life. Without plants, even a lovingly decorated interior is but an elaborate dish lacking salt. In our opinion: it is, first and foremost, indoor plants that create the proper living ambience.
In addition to the aesthetic benefits, scientific evidence also shows that indoor plants have a positive effect on the indoor climate: they produce oxygen and increase humidity by releasing much of the irrigation water into the ambient air. Another welcome side effect: they decrease the room temperature in summer. As they so beautifully combine aesthetics and wellness, they should be a must for every living area. Discover your green thumb – with our tips for choosing the right indoor plants.
Before choosing the perfect indoor plant, you should first check how much space, water and sunlight is needed. Indoor plant care and the associated effort are, of course, an important aspect of consideration, especially for people on a tight schedule. That is why today we will be focusing on indoor plants that look great and also require little care.
One of the classics that will enhance any room or design style is the potted palm. But beware, as certain subgenera can be quite demanding. If you don’t want to invest too much time, you could, for example, choose a yucca palm. They are very low-maintenance, defy wind and cold, and seldom require watering. They must, however, be fertilised every two weeks.
Another alternative would be the easy-care dragon-tree. It is also available in various colours: If you place the dragon tree in a bright spot, but out of direct sunlight, it will reward you with with colour patterns of yellow, pink or red in addition to its already magnificent leaves. It is the perfect companion for any home.
Small dashes of colour
Orchids go together well with larger indoor plants. Despite common misconceptions, there are a number of specimens whose extravagant beauty is completely disproportionate to the small amount of care they actually require. Our insider tip: The unjustly long-forgotten cymbidium, for example, is not only very colourful, but also emits a delicate scent, making it a perfect choice for your home. The tropical beauty must, however, be fertilised on a weekly basis.
Cacti need not always be green and prickly: the Christmas cactus does well on your sideboard (it does not appreciate direct sunlight) and impresses with intense flowering. It is especially colourful from October to February, which is precisely when everything is looking rather drab in the northern hemisphere,
As you can see: this unbeatable mix of decor and improved indoor climate is something you should not miss out on in your home. The golden rule still applies: before buying a plant, find out how much care it needs.