Plants and trees are integrated part of our lifestyle. There are some plants and trees that provide us with some products like different vegetables, cereals, fruits etc. They are consumed by people in one or the other form. But not all plants and trees are consumable. Then what are they for? These plants are used to enhance the beauty of surroundings.
Today, most of us happen to have a busy and hectic lifestyle. So is it worth putting efforts on growing these plants which have only aesthetic value? The answer is yes and no. Yes, these plants are worth all your time and No, they are not only for visual pleasure but indeed have more than that.
So, here are some more unseen benefits that you get from these plants:
Brings positivity: The very presence of a plant in a room or balcony makes it livelier. If there are beautiful plants around one might need no more artifacts. In those gloomy days, these plants will brighten up your mood.
Rosemary :The smell of rosemary can instantly lift your mood, reduce fatigue, fight anxiety, improve memory and treat insomnia. Rosemary also brings inner peace. Keep rosemary in a sunny spot and be careful not to over-water it.
Sage : Sage contains incredible cleansing qualities that help rid the air of negative emotions such as anger and fear. It promotes the flow of positive energy in your home, and it can also be used for its many medicinal purposes. Don’t place sage in areas that are very dry or have low humidity.
Aroma: As said earlier, the ornamental plants have some unique texture or smell that makes them likable. Like rose and lavender are grown because of sweet fragrance. There are some plants whose aroma works as a natural insect repellent.
Lavender: Lavender is a soothing and relaxing smell that can keep you calm and even help you sleep at night. The key to growing lavender indoors is exposing it to lots of sunlight. Use artificial light if needed, and keep it in a cool room.
Rose: They are shrubs or bushes and come in a variety of colours. The have a lovely aroma and look pleasant. They are used in almost every landscaping project. They need enough sunlight to grow healthy.
Gardenia : The gardenia plant is one of the most fragrant around. Although it’s more common for gardenias to grow outdoors, they can be grown inside as well, as long as they are given proper care. Put them in the right environment, and you can enjoy their aromatic flowers.
Help in pollination: Some floral plants have attractive colours and smell. For an environment to keep growing, pollination is an important step. These flowers attract birds and flies and support in the functioning of ecosystem.
*Peace Lily:They have beautiful spade shape white flower and are easy to grow and maintain. Due to ease of handling they are very popular indoor plants. They even have the ability to absorb toxic gases from the atmosphere thus acting as natural air purifiers.
Boston Fern :-It is one the most commonly planted indoor fern. It needs minimal care and it is also a very good air purifier. It can even absorb tobacco smell. They grow in a cool place with very little sunlight.
Studies have shown that the indoor plants have ability to absorb toxic substances and improve the air quality. They can even remove formaldehyde from the air. Boston fern and peace lily are good examples of such plants.
Recommended Planters : Planters by Size
Choose planters according to size required for your plants for various purposes and locations.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.