Everyone’s at home because of theCOVID-19 crisis. The reality of the pandemic has set in and everyone’s adjusting to the new normal. Although many people are making up for the social distancing measures by coming together virtually, others are developing a new hobby, such as collecting and tending to houseplants.
And more people are finding comfort in plants. If you’re finding yourself wondering about your plants more often or scrolling the online shops for a lemon-lime or other household plants, you could be one of them.
Fortunately, cultivating your indoor garden is not complex. You need not hire professional irrigation services or lawn maintenance providers. You can take care for your plants while staying sane during the pandemic. It’s tempting to overwater your plants when you’re stuck at home, but please don’t give in to that desire.
Style Your Plants
Add more life to your home by styling any space with plants. For example, the table next to your bed – aka the one littered with change, receipts and bills – could use more dÃ©cor. Put a small succulent or cactus on it. Since these tables are the first things you see in the morning, it can make you feel better.
Tap into your inner Hilton Carter by being creative in styling your plants. They can, after all, add warmth and beauty to your interior and soothe your worried spirit as you wait out the quarantine period. Add a plant to your home office or try hanging plants from a curtain rod. Do you have a favorite plant vignette? Create a lush vignette on a tabletop or a bench.
1. Research About New Plants
Thinking about getting a new plant for your home? Don’t hold back; buy it. You deserve it.
But before you purchase a succulent or consider cultivating a privet hedge, do some research to learn more about plants. Which plants should you have in your apartment or family home? What kind of lighting conditions should your home have? If you’re busy with work at home, a low-maintenance houseplant is a perfect addition to your home.
If you wish to do your research at home, take advantage of the online services of nurseries and plant stores. These shops also offer online sales and curbside pickup.
2. Propagate to Build a Tiny Garden
Propagating houseplants is one of the easiest ways to clone your favorite plants. The process is simple: just cut the vine between the node (aka the point where the leaf joins the stem) and leave a maximum of three leaves at the stop. Next, place several stems in the water and allow them to stand in a warmer area of the house. Proper propagation results in rooting.
After three months, move your plants to 4-inch pots. Cut the plant babies at the base of the plant with a knife and place them in the water. When new leaves and roots appear, transfer the cutting to another pot with quality soil and watch them thrive.
3. Build Your Plant Shelf
Pinterest and Instagram are gold mines filled with plant shelf ideas. These shelves are aesthetically pleasing ways to add life to your home as it soothes your anxious thoughts. Fortunately, many plant shops offer affordable yet creative ways to display your plants. Powder-coated metal or bamboo stands work well in small spaces, and you can display multiple plants at once.
If you’re feeling more creative, you can also build your own plant shelf.
4. Start an Indoor Herb Garden
Since you have more time at home, you are also probably cooking more. Why not combine your two new quarantine activities by planting your favorite culinary herbs? Plant your favorite herbs in small pots and place them in your kitchen window. If you love basil, you can propagate this herb. After propagation, wait a few weeks for a good root structure.
5. Dust Your Plants
Houseplants collect dust at home, especially if they live in the kitchen where they are exposed to plenty of grease and dirt. Keep your plants clean and happy by wiping the leaves with a damp cloth. You can also give them a bath in the sink or outdoors during the rainy season.
6. Get Creative with the Presentation
Have fun with the presentation of your houseplants. Express your creativity with a macramÃ© plant hanger or a fairy garden (or terrarium) in a glass container – globes, fishbowls, water glasses or pitchers.
Plants are heaven-sent gifts, especially during this quarantine period. Ease your anxiety and improve your home by transforming your home into a plant sanctuary.;