Plants have become a real trend to add in any space especially over-sized and interesting ones. They have a charm that creates a whimsical feel and each plant has its benefits and characteristics. Loft 313 with its double volume ceiling was desperately needing some greenery. After experimenting these last couple of months where best the plants live, they moved from the balcony, bathroom, bedroom and living room until they settled in their most suited environment.
We have put together a plant guide of the top 3 plants that live amongst our space. If you are inspired to add some greenery into your home or working space, consult with your local nursery to direct you what is best suited for your space. Below is a general overview on tips and taking care of your indoor plants.
Caring for your indoor plants
Before you go out and buy a forest. It’s worth considering that it takes time and effort to take care of your plants and be patient as they do take time to grow consistently and healthy. Depending on the species some do need extra care while others need minimal. Here are general tips to keep in mind.
All plants need sunlight for photosynthesis regardless if they are indoor or outdoor, the amount of sunlight for each plant differs. It’s better to first research which plants prefer direct sunlight hitting their leaves or sunlight reflecting against them. If too much light is exposed leaves can get dull and brown spots / edges may occur.
The way your indoor plants are watered determines their longevity. Over watering your plant may cause exposed root rotting, during the winter cycles this is more likely to happen as there is moisture in the air, decrease the amount of water given to the plant especially as they are indoor.
In order for your plant to grow healthier they do need to be cleaned. Take a damp cloth or sponge and clean the leaves as it removes dust and insects. It’s not only for aesthetics but the dust blocks the plants pores from the ability to breath. The leaves will perk up, look shiny and healthy.
Loft 313 has made a selection of 3 plants that work in the space.
Bird of Paradise
The Bird of Paradise loves its sunlight and hydration. They do require water once or twice a week to keep the soil moist, be careful not to over water during the winter cycles. Keep the leaves clean and as a treat spray mist once a month onto the plant to maintain its humidity levels. We like to keep the Bird of Paradise in the lounge due to the lofts double ceiling it has plenty of space to grow tall.
The rubber plants are easy to maintain, our one just got a new leave which is showing signs of a healthy plant. They love bright light but shaded areas and you only need to water them once or twice a month. If the leaves are dropping simply increase the water intake and give them a good shine. Our plant lives best in the bathroom and bedroom as it also absorbs the moisture from the shower. We love this plant as it’s one of the easiest plants to grow and maintain. However too much moving around and it may cause to drop its leaves.
Fiddles also known as ficus, are the more sensitive plants; they prefer warm indirect light close to a window. Water your plant once or twice a week and let the water run through and allow the soil to dry through watering. Spray your plant once a month to keep the humidity levels just right. The healthier the plant the bigger the leaves grow. We have situated our ficus on the balcony of our bedroom where its exposed to indirect sunlight. It creates an enchanted feeling with its over-sized leaves and mini tree characteristics.
Do you have a preferred plant, leave a comment below.