What can you do to give your HDB flat a bit of warmth and natural appeal? The answer is simple – bring nature inside. There are so many ways to accomplish the goal and purchasing plants is one of them.
You may be hesitant about plants because you’ve managed to kill a couple of them in the past. You’re not alone! Busy individuals and those simply lacking gardening knowledge can find it challenging to consistently take good care of their plants.
There are flowers and green plants out there that are 100 percent non-capricious and easy to keep alive. The following list will acquaint you with some of these plants and show you how they can make the interior of your home greener, cleaner and even healthier.
A philodendron is a wonderful choice for the living room.
For decades, philodendrons have been an interior garden creation staple. The reason is simple – they demand very little to stay alive and look beautiful. The plant has saturated green leaves that look like a statement piece. Because of this bold and noticeable appearance, the philodendron is a good choice for a room where you spend a lot of time in.
As far as caring for a philodendron goes, these sturdy little plants can live in all kinds of light, as long as they’re not being exposed directly to the sunbeams. Water the pot once per week and your philodendron will never get thirsty.
Keep in mind there are two philodendron varieties out there. The climbing plants will need a post or another kind of support because they will go up a significant height. A non-climbing philodendron will be limited in its growth, which will make it easier to care for.
The spider plant is another interior design staple. It has dramatic arching foliage and the plant also comes with air purification qualities. If you want a greener home that’s safe and free from common air contaminants, a spider plant is the one to start growing today.
Another cool aspect of this plant is that when it’s being taken good care of, the spider plant will form spiderettes. These are propagation formations that will branch out from the main plant. This means you can grow your baby spider plants at home and increase the size of your indoor garden.
A spider plant doesn’t need direct sunlight and it can be placed in any part of the home. The only prerequisite for proper care is good drainage. Choose a pot that features drainage holes and fill it with some pebbles at the bottom before adding the soil. That would be sufficient to ensure the removal of excess water.
If you’re looking for another statement piece for the living room, the areca palm would be it.
Indoor areca palms rank among the most commonly used palm species in Singapore interior design. They’re typically purchased small because a full-grown palm can be quite expensive. Depending on the size of the container, however, your palm could eventually grow to be quite bit.
Areca palms purify the air and will also contribute to a bit of humidification. Thus, they look good and they’re also beneficial.
To care for your areca palm, water it once per week. The soil should dry between two irrigations and you should also ensure proper drainage through pot selection. The palm can tolerate all kinds of light and you will need to repot every two to three years.
Singapore interior designers love to work with succulents because they have an exciting appearance and they’re virtually impossible to kill off.
A succulent garden is a great choice for an Eastern-inspired or oriental HDB flat. Succulent plants are effective in terms of air purification and some of them like the aloe vera plant can be incorporated in your natural healthcare or beauty routine.
Succulents will thrive in both direct and indirect sunlight. They don’t need a lot of water. Thus, if you’re known for forgetting to water your plant, these are the plant species to opt for. Some of the succulent varieties will be fine even when they’re watered just once per month.
To make the list of great interior design plants complete, we need to feature at least one flowering variety.
Flowering plants are usually more difficult to care for than green varieties. Still, there are exceptions to the general rule of thumb.
Bird of paradise is a low maintenance type of flowering plant. Because of its dramatic appearance and colourfulness, it’s ideal for the living or the dining room. Because the flowers are bright yellow and orange, the plant is ideal for neutral and minimal interior designs that lack a bit of warmth.
In order to flower, the bird of paradise plant should be positioned in a bright spot. Watering the plant just once per week will be sufficient. You can opt for a liquid fertiliser that’s formulated for flowering plants. Adding a bit of the nutritional liquid every other week will be sufficient to see sustainable growth and beautiful flowers.
This is obviously a very small selection of the flowers and plants you can bring inside the apartment to make your interior design exciting and naturally beautiful.
If you don’t know what it takes to create a thriving indoor garden, talk to a Singapore interior design professional.
The Home Guide team loves to work with plants and incorporate those in the execution of contemporary residential projects. There’s something mesmerising in the juxtaposition of modern tech solutions and the ornate intricacy of nature.
Don’t be hesitant about getting plants for your home. Greenery can contribute to a beautiful interior transformation. Get in touch with the Home Guide team today for the creation of an overall décor concept that will feature the plants right for your space and for your experience level.