The Right Location for Your Small Plant
No matter whether you are just starting to explore plants for your home or whether you’re already a plant lover: there is a plant for everyone. If you’d love some green in your home but with little maintenance requirements, then a Fishbone cactus would be a great choice for you. These plants grow well in a warm space and let it completely dry out between watering. With its oddly shaped stems, it is an unusual cactus.
Whilst our small indoor plants take up less space, they tend to be more sensitive to changes. This means that these mini greens are more susceptible to droughts or bright sun than their bigger brothers and sisters would be. The first important step in caring for your plant is to choose a spot with the right light, humidity and temperature conditions. But every plant is different so here is a short guide to help you choose.
Light and Sunny Spots With Direct Sunlight
Every plant needs light, but there are differences in the amount they need. If you have a desk in a sunny spot or an empty windowsill, your plant needs to also be found in sunnier spots in nature. This could be a succulent, or also this Dragon Tree. As a general rule of thumb: if you notice brown spots on your plant’s leaves, try finding a different spot for your greenery.
Bright Location With Indirect Sunlight
If you have a spot with bright filtered light, then you are in luck. Many of the plants in this collection prefer bright indirect light. Many originate from the jungles where the light is filtered by trees that tower over them. In your home, this means a light spot where the sun does not shine directly on them. One of the most popular ones is the Chinese Money Plant. With their round leaves, they are a great addition to any home.
Rooms With Little Natural Light
Have you ever considered hanging plants for your kitchen or bathroom? You may be surprised but there are some great small indoor plants, for example air plants. Just hang them on a shower rack or on beams. If you prefer plants with trailing vines, then we would recommend the Green Sweetheart. It’s an easy to care for plant which will naturally transform your room.
You might be working in an environment where we have more fluorescent light than sunlight. This environment can be quite difficult for a plant to survive in, depending on how much actual sunlight is available. Plants that can cope with low light environments, like the Philodendron ‘Green Princess’, would be your best shot. But do not be discouraged if the plants fail after a few years, as it can be a hard environment to strive in.
No Matter the Size: Benefits for Body and Mind
What makes plants such a special addition to your home is that they greatly benefit your wellbeing. They not only look nice but caring for a plant will also translate into self-care sooner or later. Plus, the greenery grounds us with an understanding that we are part of nature too.
Besides these benefits for your mind, there are also certain benefits for your body. Plants support your body by improving air quality and humidity. When plants ‘breathe’ through their tiny pores, they take in toxic gasses. By doing so, fewer of these nasties enter our respiratory systems. These benefits vary depending on the plant in question.
Many of the small indoor plants that we offer come from tropical environments. Some of these rainforest dwellers will act as natural humidifiers. Just keep them well watered and misted and they will perspire. Especially during winters, when the heating creates dries the air out, plants like the Areca Palm will help balance the moisture.
Stress Reduction and Relaxation
Taking care of your small plant can forge a special connection. Being part of the natural world is what many of us forget about in our daily frenzy. Having an indoor plant in a space that you frequently work on, like a desk, can be a reminder for our small presence in the wider world. This helps alleviate stress as we take a different perspective and realise our significance in the greater picture.
And if you think that caring for plants only is a chore, then it’s time for that myth to be busted. The main benefit that any plant lover will rave about is the great feeling of witnessing their plants grow. When you see the clusters of your Foxtail Fern get longer and bushier, you cannot help but feel a sense of accomplishment. The fruits of your care become visible and there is no denying that you’re doing things right. So take a boost for your self-confidence!