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2017-05-23
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Unique looking succulents can make your rooms look better, also, they are low-maintenance and easiest plants to grow. Check out the 14 best indoor succulents for your home! Are you looking for the one ingredient that’s capable of making any room look much better? The answer is indoor plants. After the failure of faux plants, indoor houseplants are back in fashion, and why not. A splatter of healthy greenery in your room can make it feel instantly welcoming and fresh. Another good reason to plant indoor plants is they purify air and in turn create a healthier living place. Also Read: Plants for a Restful Sleep Now face it, not all houseplants are easy to grow, especially for beginners. However, succulents, when grown as houseplants, adjust well to indoor conditions and are easiest to grow. And that’s why we’ve made a selection of succulents that are popular and easiest to grow. Also Read: The Most Easy to Grow Houseplants 1. Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)
A native of Mexico, Burro’s tail is best planted in hanging baskets due to its fat trailing stems. Its beautiful gray-blue or gray-green leaves can grow up to 2 feet long. This plant does best when kept in a spot that receives bright sun. Growing TipsLet the soil dry out between watering spells, and ensure that soil is kept on a dry side in times of winter dormancy, especially, if you’re growing it in a cool-temperate zone.Fertilize the plant once in summer using a 10:10:10 fertilizer or any cactus fertilizer.Leaves will fall off with the slightest of touches, so it is important the plant is placed where there will be a minimal disturbance.If you have to move it outside for the summer sun, ensure it will acclimate well before keeping it in a full sun. 2. Zebra Cactus (Haworthia fasciata)
Native to the African continent, the zebra plant perch on top of the soil and sports a neat for of leaves which boasts stunning horizontal white stripes. The beauty of this little plant is that it looks exceptional, takes a small space and requires little to no care. Growing TipsUse a shallow pot since the roots don’t penetrate the soil deeply.Repot it at the interval of 12-24 months with the fresh succulent potting mix for optimum growth.Allow the soils to nearly dry out between watering spells. It’s important for all the succulents.The zebra plant is best placed in a bright spot so as not to expose the plant to the direct sun lest it becomes shriveled. 3. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant, a succulent whose sap has been used to treat sunburn and wounds for centuries. Medicinal value aside, aloe vera is also a great indoor plant. Because the sharp thorns along the margin of the leaves can cut people, the plant is best placed somewhere it can’t be accidentally brushed or fall. Growing TipsLet the soil dry between soakings.Put it where it can get a couple of hours of sunlight daily.Fertilize the plant twice during the growing season using a balanced 10:10:10 fertilizer but don’t fertilize in winter.Do not repot unless the roots start to push their way out of the pot. Also Read: How to Care for an Aloe Plants 4. Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
Native to Madagascar, this plant can bloom throughout the year provided you give it enough light. Long and spoon-shaped leaves appear at the end of its spiky branches, together with tiny flowers. The flowers are not noticeable because of their small size, but you will see yellow, red or salmon bracts surround them that looks attractive. Growing TipsThis plant has low to moderate watering needs.Avoid letting the whole pot dry out or it will drop leaves.Direct light will give you the best bloom although the plant can also adapt to medium-light conditions.Fertilize 2-3 times with a balanced 10:10:10 fertilizer during the growing season. 5. Hens-and-Chicks
The Hens-and-Chick plants are another great succulent group of plants for indoor gardening, they form flat flowerlike rosettes that have rounded edges. These plants need to be allowed to dry a bit between watering since overwatering can cause rotting. Growing TipsWater very infrequently during winter dormancy, if growing in a cooler region.Keep these plants in a bright spot, they can also tolerate light shade.You can propagate the plants by cuttings. 6. String of Bananas
The trailing indoor succulent plant produces long tendrils of small banana-like leaves. The plant looks great when planted on its own and should be pruned regularly to grow thick and full. It also works beautifully when put in a pot containing other succulent indoor plants. Growing TipsIt requires filtered sunlightWater the plant when soil is dry to touchIt does well in porous soil with excellent drainage.It is toxic, so you need to keep it away from pets and children who might munch it. 7. Lithops
Lithops are unique small and inconspicuous succulent plants that look like stones or pebbles. Growing lithops is very easy and don’t require much care. Growing TipsKeep the plant in a sunny location, a south or west facing window would be best, away from drafts.Grow lithops in poor, well-drained soil.Stop watering your lithops plants in winter (in cooler zones). 8. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi)
Christmas cactus needs no introduction, it is one of the most beautiful succulent plants, it looks good even without the flowers. Growing TipsFor this plant to grow, allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry between watering spells.Keep the plant on a dry side during winter. When it is in bud stage, be very careful since even the slightest overwatering or dehydration can lead to dropping of buds. 9. Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
Ponytail palm is not a palm but a succulent. Probably, one of the most appealing houseplants and best in large houseplants. Its water is stored in the swollen stem base, which looks like elephant’s foot that’s why it’s also called “Elephant Foot Palm”. Growing TipsIt grows well in sunny spots but can be grown in all day long bright indirect sunlight.It’s a plant and forget kind of plant when it comes to watering. Avoid watering regularly and let the top soil dry out before watering again. 10. Snake Plant
The snake plant or Mother-in-law’s tongue the most low maintenance plant in this list of best succulent plants for indoors and it is well-deserved! We also listed it in our post– Plants You can Grow without Sunlight. And why not, this succulent plant can survive in the darkest of corners and requires very low maintenance. Growing TipsWater moderately.As snake plant is a very forgiving plant, you can place it in dim spots. 11. String of Pearls
The string of pearls is an exceptional trailing houseplant, very appealing indoors when grown in hanging baskets. You can experiment to grow it in different containers. Like other succulent houseplants growing string of pearls or beads is no different. Growing TipsKeep the string of pearl plant in a bright light.Be careful with watering, this plant has low watering needs but in warmer regions, moderate watering is required. 12. Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)
The silver gray hair of this plant makes it look fuzzy, the leaves are fat like other succulents and have rusty color on edges, like many other plants of kalanchoe genus the plant forms flowers too. However, they rarely bloom in indoor conditions. Growing TipsKeeping the panda plant in a spot that receives bright indirect light and a couple of hours of direct sunlight is a good idea.Water infrequently and let the plant to dry out between the watering spells.Feed the plant once in a month during the growing season.Save the plant from cold and draft, normal room temperature is perfect. 13. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is one of the best flowering houseplants you can grow. Plants of this genus grow best outdoors in warm climates. However, it can be grown indoors. This flowering succulent comes in a variety of colors. Growing TipsLow watering needs.The plant needs to be in a sunny spot to bloom. Also Read: Flowering Houseplants 14. Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli)
Pencil cactus became one of the most popular succulent houseplants from last few years and why not this unique African plant can grow up to 6 feet tall indoors and looks so different, quite a few houseplants like fiddle leaf fig can achieve such height. Growing TipsKeep the plant near a sunny window.Water every couple of weeks, the plant has low watering needs.Use well-drained, gritty soil.Repot the plant every year or when you find it rootbound.
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2017-05-23
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Whether you want to make an indoor garden or you already have one– Check out some of the best & most essential indoor gardening tips for help! If you recently moved to a big city to get closer to your job or you still want to carry on farming in the dead of winter, do not fret; indoor gardening is a viable option for you. Aside from reaping a bounty harvest of your favorite vegetables, indoor gardening is suitable for growing seedlings for transplanting into a farm or continuing growth after transplanting. Indoor plants do not require a lot of space and can survive in room corners, window sills or balconies, and they grow in containers in a process called potting. Plants emanate oxygen which in turn cleanses the air in your apartment. People who reside in industrial cities that experience constant smog rely on air conditioning to cleanse the air would appreciate a supply of natural fresh air in their apartments. Indoor plants such as a Bonsai tree provide aesthetic beauty to your home.
There are different species of Bonsai trees each thriving in various climatic conditions such as junipers, cedars, and pines. Bonsai trees need careful handling while styling the branches and therefore, you need to use an appropriate brush cutter to prune. For best results, seek expert advice on how to take the best care of a bonsai tree. How do you get started? There are some factors you need to consider before starting an indoor garden. 1. Available space
Rent in cities does not come cheap, and most city residents opt for smaller size apartments to keep living costs low. While deciding on a suitable space for indoor plants, consider access to natural light and avoid high traffic areas such as corridors or entryways. You do not want to keep bumping into potted plants or having to go around the garden each time you access the fridge. Find a reasonable place that does not hamper your movement or cause accidents especially if you have younger ones running around. 2. Growing Medium
Regular garden soil is not suitable for indoor gardening as it comes with weed and all kinds of insects found on a farm. Farmland holds the plants’ roots together and provides a myriad of nutrients that are necessary for plants to thrive. You can choose to prepare a growing medium or buy a premade one at your local garden store. Potted plants dry out faster than plants growing in the soil and hence the need for a regular watering routine. Overwatering plants leads to wilting in the stems while under watering causes leaves to drop prematurely among other effects. 3. Organic nutrients Since indoor plants do not grow in soil, you need to provide a natural boost of nutrients by applying organic fertilizer. Read the instructions on the bag to know how much fertilizer to use at a time and the frequency of application. If you are not keen on using fertilizer, you may choose to use Hydroponic nutrients or homemade compost instead. 4. Light
Just as nutrients are essential for the well-being of plants, so is light. Plants need light for photosynthesis which helps plants grow healthy foliage and bear fruits. Tall buildings near your apartment will obscure natural light from reaching your plants even if they are near a window. The winter season tends to be gloomy, and this means limited natural light. A grow light will solve this problem in one click of a switch. Ensure that your grow light has the same wavelength as the sun; it should not be too bright nor too dull. 5. Humidity
Lack of moisture may cause the plants to wither and lose their leaves. There are creative ways of providing enough moisture to indoor plants; try placing the plants together so they can get humidity from one another. Evaporation is an excellent source of moisture for plants. Putting a tray of water next to your plants has a similar humid effect to living near a massive water body like the sea or ocean. You can also place water next to the plants and if this does not work, invest in an environmental controller that shifts the levels of humidity as you wish. 6. Temperature
Temperatures vary from day and night and from one season to the next. Plants need correct temperatures to grow and mature. Cold temperatures may cause yellowing of leaves while hot temperatures may lead to stunted growth. Research on the right temperatures for the type of plants you want to grow in your indoor garden and adjust as required. 7. Selecting plants After considering the fundamental elements of indoor gardening, you can now choose the type of plants you want to grow. Since space is likely to be an issue for apartment dwellers, avoid plants that grow too big as they will eat into your living space. You do not want a jungle in your home! Conventional plants for indoor gardening include flowers, herbs, fruits, bonsai trees, and vegetables. Conclusion Lack of land to garden should not thwart you from growing your favorite vegetables or fruit. Indoor gardening is possible in small quarters, and modern technology allows us to simulate environments that match those of a natural garden. This way, your indoor plants can have the same amount of the sunshine, water, and nutrients required to grow to maturity and harvest. Learning how to take the best care of Bonsai trees increases your chances of having these beauties grace your home.
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2017-05-23
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The houseplants in this list are exceptional; they are bold and pretty. Some of the most unique, beautiful indoor plants you should grow!Grow some of these plants indoors, and you’ll see a big change in your interior. These beautiful houseplants have the ability to change the appearance of any dull-boring room!1. Nerve Plant
This demanding houseplant looks gorgeous due to its striking leaves. Picky about watering and dry indoor air and cold drafts. You must need to keep balance in watering. 2. Croton
The bold and bodacious houseplant that is low maintenance too. The mix of yellow, amber, and orange color linear markings on thick dark green foliage, croton looks stunning. To grow, keep it in a spot that receives bright indirect light most of the time and water sporadically. 3. Calathea
Lovely plant, great to look at! Many varieties are available in astonishing color combinations and patterns. This tropical houseplant doesn’t mind low light conditions. Keep it in warm, normal room temperature, saving from cold drafts. It likes humid surroundings and moderate watering. 4. Pencil Cactus
This unusual looking astonishing plant is notorious for its toxic milky sap (take care when handling this plant); still, it’s getting popular as a houseplant. Pencil cactus has medium to high light requirements and low watering needs; it also doesn’t mind dry air. Watering 2-3 times in a month is sufficient. To grow, keep the plant in a spot with ample light, a shaft of sunlight for a few hours or even more and it would do fine. 5. Silver Vase Plant
Unusual but a beautiful indoor plant, the silver vase or “urn plant” belongs to bromeliad family. Overall, growing this houseplant is similar to others– Be careful with watering, provide bright indirect light. 6. Fiddle Leaf Fig
We couldn’t complete this list without adding fiddle leaf fig. Fiddle leaf is a tall, appealing houseplant with glossy, leathery foliage. This large houseplant can change the look of any room. 7. Aluminium Plant
This plant is known for the beautiful silver strips that look like a color of aluminum; these strips appear over the glossy green color of each leaf. One of the beautiful indoor plants it is low maintenance. Keep it in a cool shady spot that receives a few hours of bright indirect light, water only when soil is dry. 8. Red Aglaonema
This beautiful houseplant’s dark green leaves with streaks of red and pink make it look really adorable indoors. It is absolutely easy to grow like Chinese evergreen and tolerates low light conditions and drought. 9. Anthurium
Anthuriums are beautiful houseplants that bloom in alluring shades of white, pink red or lavender. With a rich color palette, long lifespan and low care requirements, they are good for those with a busy lifestyle. Anthurium produces more foliage when grown in low-light conditions, so it’s you keep this plant in a spot that receives indirect sunlight all day. 10. African Mask Plant
African Mask Plant with its dark green leaves and silvery-white veins can be easily mistaken for an artificial plant. This plant needs moderate watering and a bright position away from direct sunlight. Clean the leaves every few days to keep the plant looking attractive and healthy. 11. Prayer Plant
With its beautifully patterned oblong foliage and low care requirements, this exotic houseplant is a lovely addition to any home. It requires bright light, moderate watering, and warm room temperature when it’s grown indoors. One interesting fact about this houseplant is that it folds up its leaves in the night or in the dark place. 12. Bird’s Nest Fern
Native to Southeast Asia, bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus) is easy to grow if the proper conditions are given—mainly warmth and humidity. Bright indirect light and temperature around 70 F are optimum for growing bird’s nest fern indoors. Visit HGTV to learn more growing this! 13. Adenium
If you live in a warm climate and have a South or West facing window in your room, this is the plant you need to grow. Except for its sunlight requirements, Adenium is a low maintenance houseplant and flowers heartily throughout the year in frost-free climates. 14. Fiber-Optic Grass
Fiber optic grass is a tropical grass that grows best in subtropical and tropical outdoor areas under USDA Zones (9-11), but it can be grown indoors in cooler regions too (We also added it to our list of BEST ORNAMENTAL GRASSES). Choose an ALLURING pot that will accentuate the beauty of this exotic grass, place it in a warm spot that receives bright light, and keep the soil slightly moist. 15. Ti Plant
Purple foliage with streaks of blazing pink, the Ti plant looks hot and gorgeous. You can grow this plant for year around foliage attraction. This plant is drought tolerant but has a high light requirement, indoors, it must be kept somewhere where it can absorb direct and indirect light both. 16. Oxalis
Oxalis belongs to a genus of edible, perennial plants characterized by striking mauve leaves and pink or white blooms. It prefers medium-to-bright light and performs better when grown in evenly moist soil. 17. Ponytail Palm
Ponytail Palm is an exotic succulent plant. It looks so interesting, one of the low maintenance plants as it has low watering needs and grows slowly, which means you don’t need to repot it frequently. 18. Poinsettia
Poinsettias and holiday decorations go hand in hand. This plant looks stunning with or without blooms due to its colorful bracts and foliage. To remain healthy, cheery, and colorful, it needs a bright spot, a couple of hours of morning sunlight and indirect light all day long is sufficient. A draft-free place is best, watering when the soil is dry is required. 19. Rex Begonia
Rex begonias are best-looking begonias out there. Too showy, if you want to add a sparkle to your interior, grow them. Keeping in a bright shady spot in a well-drained medium, it’s important that you don’t overwater them. 20. Monstera Deliciosa
Monstera plant in a good looking pot standing beside a brightly painted wall in its supreme health displaying lush, oversized foliage of dark green color. You can imagine, it’ll look magnificent. Known as split leaf philodendron, you can also keep it in low light, for best result place it near a window where it’ll receive indirect sunlight all day long. 21. Schefflera (Umbrella Tree)
If you’re searching for a tall houseplant to improve the look of your interior, Schefflera is a good choice. Schefflera is finicky about its light requirements and doesn’t like direct sun but this doesn’t mean you can keep it in dim light, a spot near a window that receive indirect sunlight most of the time and have proper air circulation is what it demands. Watering should be done moderately. 22. Streptocarpus
Streptocarpus, better known as the cape primrose is related to the African Violets; it prefers the same growing conditions of indirect light or filtered sunlight and moderately watered soil. Its velvety, deep green leaves and eye-catchy floral clusters hovering above the underlying foliage create a stunning appeal, which makes it perfect for adorning a secluded corner of a drawing room or adding a dash of color to an otherwise, dull space. 23. String of Pearls
The string of pearls is an easy-care succulent plant. It looks stunning in hanging baskets, trailing down. It is drought tolerant so you don’t need to water frequently, once in every other week would be enough. 24. Pleomele (Song of India)
Dracaena reflexa like other plants of this genus is an easy-care houseplant. It’s one of the most ornamental dracaenas; the leaves have solid green color in the middle and a line of lime-yellow color on sides. Good for tabletops and plant stands as pleomele is a slow growing plant. 25. Brazilian Fireworks
Whether you use this gorgeous tropical plant indoors, or in warm, shade gardens (if living in USDA zones 9-11), the Brazilian fireworks is a year-round delight with or without its flowers. This shade-loving plant is DEMANDING but thrives best when subjected to bright, indirect sunlight and occasional watering. 26. Peace lily
The peace lily is an attractive, low maintenance, air cleaning houseplant. This plant bears showy, spoon-shaped white spathe amidst a spike of white flower. Peace Lily survives best in a shady environment and easily tackle the absence of light. 27. Crown of Thorns
This lovely poinsettia relative is quite tolerant of neglect and thrives well as long as you place it in a bright spot and keep it in drier side. Appreciated for its showy flowers and thick, grayish-green leaves, it is a popular choice for indoor gardening. 28. Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)
Tall, fat trunk, glossy-large foliage, the money tree is indeed a substitute for the fiddle leaf fig. Only a few indoor trees can become that tall. Also, it’s a low-maintenance houseplant. If you want to learn how to grow Pachira Aquatica indoors, click here! 29. African Violet
African violets are among the most easy-to-care flowering houseplants. They produce delicate, mauve flowers with little effort from your side. You can choose from several varieties, right from the white-edged blooms to the variegated foliage forms.
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You love growing plants indoors, but they die soon (or you kill them)? This won’t happen again if you avoid these 9 mistakes! Having plants in your house is like a baby to care. There are many things (if you’re new) you do not know when you plan to keep a plant in the house or the garden. If you are wondering WHY YOUR INDOOR PLANTS ARE DYING even after taking so much care and extra pampering, then there are some mistakes that you are doing. Here are the nine little (or the BIGGEST) mistakes which can kill your plant. So avoid doing them! 1. Keeping the plant in a location that is not suitable
Every plant has its specific needs, do’s and don’t do’s. If you don’t know what they are, acquire the knowledge from a florist, books or from the best place, the internet (consider our website)! Some plants are very specific with their placement indoor or outdoor. Placing them in an unsuitable location is certainly kill them sooner or later, quickly or gradually. Mostly the plants growing indoors die due to this reason. You must read what a plant needs before you seek a place for it. Some plants require shade, indirect light or direct sunlight, while some need moisture. If a plant needs more level of moisture, then keep it in a shaded area. If not done so, all the moisture in the soil will dry up, and this will certainly kill the plant. 2. Changing the location to and fro Plants adjust to the spot where they kept for a while, either at home or outdoors. When they moved often, it becomes difficult for them to adapt quickly to the different conditions of the new environment. Also, moving the plants frequently can hurt the growth of your houseplant. 3. Wrong soil We say– Soil is the key! And when it comes to growing plants indoors, you can’t compromise with soil. A soilless potting mix is what we suggest. You can also make your own or choose high quality, organic soil mix. Make sure that the soil you mix or buy is according to your plant’s needs. Some plants do better in moisture retaining, dense soil, while other plants, such as cacti, need light, fast-draining soil with high sand and peat content, to prevent root rot. 4. Overwatering
Even the experienced gardener make this mistake, this is the problem with container gardening. People who are new to gardening or growing plants do this– they think that giving more water to the plant will keep it healthy and let it grow faster. However, especially indoors, where the sun is scarce, the situation is different. Keeping plants on a little bit drier side is a good idea but if the plant you’re growing is a moisture loving plant then keep the soil slightly moist. It is recommended that you do the research about the watering needs of your plant. Also, the most important factor that decides the watering requirements of a plant is the climate in which you’re growing it. Usually indoors, watering the plants only once a week should be enough though some of the low maintenance plants require even less water. It’s a good idea to feel the soil in every three days and when you water, water the plants thoroughly. 5. Keeping plants in too much or too little light It is true that plants need light, but indoor plants are tender, low sunlight plants and exceeding their light requirement can kill them. It is always better to know about your plant before placing it anywhere. Some plants require little light for healthy growth. If they are supplied with more light, then this can kill or debilitate them. 6. Exposing to extreme temperatures Indoor plants are indoor plants because they like indoor conditions and unvarying temperature, there are only a few that like high or low temperature than normal average room temperature. The safest daytime temperature for indoor plants is 65-75 F (18-24 C) or somewhere around it, whereas, during night time, fall in 5-10 F in temperature is optimum. Moderate temperature works well for houseplants and having a constant temperature leads to healthy growth. 7. Keeping the plant rootbound
If you have a houseplant for a long time and you do not re-pot it then it, becomes bound to the pot you have planted it in. In optimum conditions, (if the plant is not slow-growing) plants outgrow the pot within a year or two. When leaves start to turn yellow or if you see the roots popping out, it is the signal to re-pot the plant. This indication is due to less space and freshness to grow healthy. When sending Plants for housewarming, you tend to gift it is small pot, but later it can be repotted in larger spaces. Leaves turning yellow are the indication of insufficient space, water, nutrients and air. So when you see these signs, take the right step and re-pot the plant in a larger space.8. Neglecting the plants Many of us, plant the plants and forget about them. Underwatering is one of the consequences of it. Neglecting plants is the reason why most people kill the indoor plants. Not looking at plants suffering from pests or diseases, missing to prune, no regular fertilization. All this must be avoided. 9. Not cleaning the leaves Is it important to clean the leaves of the houseplants? Well, yes! For two reasons you should clean the leaves of your houseplants. First, it makes them look attractive. Second, it makes them HEALTHY! Already, the sun is scarce indoors, and the layer of dust accumulated on the foliage of houseplants contributes to blocking the direct or indirect sunlight and reduce the plant’s ability to photosynthesize. And a result you get a weak and stressful plant. Gardening Know How has an important article on this. Check out!
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2017-05-23
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9 different colors of houseplants and how they impact your lifestyle! Learn about them and bring them in to beat the winter blues! If you are suddenly feeling anxious, tired or sad and that you’re lacking energy, well join the club and don’t worry; winter is coming. Days are way too short, temperatures are low, sun is absent of the picture and summer gave way to a colder and heavier season. Yes, it’s tough, but winter also has advantages: snowfalls, holidays, skiing. If winter activities are not enough to kick the blues, we have lots of suggestions for ways to lift your spirits up and get rid of the winter melancholies. You miss the light, the greenery and the colors of summer? So let’s bring them home! A lot of studies have shown that indoor plants can have positive effects on wellbeing. Besides providing a soothing environment, reducing stress or making you relax, indoor plants also stimulate us. This is exactly what we need to beat the winter blues, isn’t it? And to make the solution even more effective, you should include flowers in the mix. Indeed, colors have healing powers that can cheer anyone up! Garden design trends are also incorporating color therapy. Meaning, that the arrangements include colorful flowers which trigger happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner, as analyzed by behavioral studies led at Rutgers University. Let’s explore colors, shall we? 1. Red
Even if red is not a recommended when it comes to the wall of your new bedroom, this color triggers a sense of vitality and boosts energy. This warm color is good for passive people and for those who always feel tired. Red also multiplies by ten the senses such as hearing, vision and touch. So what do you think about a Ranunculus bouquet in your bedroom or poisettias, Christmas cactus, geraniums, you have plenty of options. 2. Orange
Don’t forget to add some orange in your indoor landscape design. Like red, it is a warm color but it’s less exciting. It still cheers people up but in a softer way. By seeing orange flowers such as begonias, people feel their body and mind relieved from pressures. Plus, orange fosters creative thinking, by helping people at rock bottom get out of it and imagine new possibilities in life. 3. Yellow
If creative people love yellow, it is because it allows them to be even more creative. This cheerful color, associated to the brightness of the sun, helps stimulate intelligence. Just be careful not to overuse it because it can lead to insomnia for example. So, just avoid putting those wonderful sunflowers in your bedroom. However, you have many other planting options like sweet potato vine, kalenchoe, black eyed susan etc. 4. Green
Because green is the color of nature and that represents the Earth, it symbolizes growth and renewal. So green bring balance and comforts you. A Spider Plant is perfect to bring harmony into a home. 5. Blue
Blue is probably the most famous color in terms of soothing. As the color symbolizing the sky and the sea, it is linked with serenity. Blue calms strong emotions such as anger or hysteria. Grow Iris or hydrangea inside your home and you will definitely get rid of any rage signs. If you feel distressed, the blue color will lower blood pressure as well as your heart rate. Tranquility boost guaranteed. 6. Violet
Along with purple and lavender, the violet color is linked with the cerebral and nervous systems, and for that reason, it relaxes the mind by releasing any kind of emotional stress. Violet heals different states of mind like melancholy or hysteria by bringing spiritual insights. For that matter, violet gives way to renewal and motivates the transformation. Simply grow Pansies in your bedroom, it will help you sleep, and dreams will positively affect the day coming next. 7. White
White is a sign of pureness, and that is why it helps to get rid of all the negative moods and reach the truth. If winter makes you feel insecure, simply add Paperwhites into your indoor landscape design and you’ll immediately feel the harmony getting the upper hand in every aspects of your life. There are many other beautiful houseplants that provide white color like peace lily, jasmine, gardenia. 8. Magenta
Like violet, magenta is also a spiritual color. It helps strengthen the link with your life purpose. And because it is a little bit flashier than purple, it boosts adrenaline. At home, Tulips do the job perfectly well or you can grow the orchids. 9. Pink
You see pink and you automatically see candies and tender images from your childhood. Pink definitely brings some youth back, and heals your grief and sadness, because it means affection and protection. For that matter, this bouquet of roses is going to please all the family. You can also look at other plants like pink hibiscus, geraniums, polka-dot plant, and begonia. Now that you know how to set up your indoor garden to battle the winter blues, you don’t need to be afraid! Simply use flowers and plants from all different colors to boost your mood, and you will be the happiest person in the world!
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New to growing plants and no idea what you should grow indoors? Learn about these 15 Best Houseplants for Beginners. They all are easy to grow! Potted houseplants provide a lavish look and can be used to decorate the interior at low cost. Also, they create positive impact and many of them purify the air. But what you’ll do if you don’t have much knowledge about growing plants and the houseplants that are best to grow? Simple! Learn about these 15 Best Houseplants for Beginners! They are easy to grow and tolerate poor conditions. 1. Snake Plant
Snake plant is one of the best plants for the beginners. Easy to grow and hard to kill, it can be grown in low light and need to be watered occasionally. Snake plant also removes toxins from the air– All this makes it a perfect houseplant for beginners. 2. Heartleaf Philodendron
Philodendron scandens is extremely easy to grow and great for beginners. It needs a moderate amount of light and prefers the soil to dry out between watering spells. 3. Spider Plant
One of the most popular houseplants. Its popularity is due to its toughness and the ease of growing and maintenance. The plant can easily adapt to almost any condition. Keep the plant in a bright spot and maintain slight moisture in the soil and it will grow happily. 4. Peace Lily
The peace lily is among the easiest plants to grow indoors. It can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions, and needs only moderate watering. With graceful curving leaves and white flower that rise up from the dark foliage, peace lily looks exotic and elegant. 5. English Ivy
English Ivy is very hardy and easy to grow. Keep the pot in a spot that receives bright indirect sun and plant it in a container that is wide and shallow rather than narrow and deep. 6. Succulents and Cactus
Succulents and cacti are ideal for those who forget to water and care for plants. They are very adaptable and can survive many adverse conditions. They need to be placed on a bright spot and a well-drained soil with little water. 7. Lucky Bamboo
Lucky bamboo is not a bamboo, but a plant belongs to Dracaena genus. It is an easy-care houseplant. Just provide it abundant water and it’ll grow well even in indirect light. Protect the plant from cold drafts and provide iron fertilizer occasionally. 8. Jade Plant
Jade plant is a succulent and is probably one of the best houseplants for beginners. When grown indoors, a jade plant can grow up to a size of a small shrub. Keep the plant in a spot that receives partial or indirect sunlight from having a healthy specimen. 9. Cast Iron Plant
As the name suggest, one of the toughest plants that make it ideal for beginners. Cast-iron plant can withstands neglect, low light, low humidity, and a wide range of temperatures. It prefers moist soil. 10. Peperomia
Credit: Houseplants Expert Another good plant for beginners is Peperomia. Peperomia is small striking houseplant that is available in different colors and shapes. Peperomia likes slightly moist soil and humidity but watering should be reduced in winter. 11. ZZ Plant
This super-tough plant is high resistant to adverse conditions like drought and low light. The plant prefers bright to moderate indirect light and well-drained soil. ZZ plant can do fine without fertilizer, but if you would like, you can fertilize the plant with half strength general fertilizer one to two times a year in the summer months. 12. Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)
Plants of the pothos family are easy to grow and become great houseplants for beginners. This attractive and durable vine prefers bright indirect light and a draft free place. It can grow in low light and needs moist soil. 13. Dracaena
There are many varieties of Dracaena genus that are hardy houseplants, Dracaena marginata, Dracaena fragrans are among the most popular and easy to grow plants. This beautiful houseplant needs occasional pruning and regular watering. Keep the plant away from direct sun and avoid overwatering. 14. Bromeliads
Bromeliad is a perfect plant to grow indoors, most of the varieties of this plant thrive easily indoors. Although it is difficult to make it bloom, there are many varieties that have beautiful foliage that makes an attractive display. 15. Rubber Plant
Rubber plant is a large houseplant that can become a focal point to any room. Low maintenance and easy to grow. Keep it in a well-lit position in your home and allow the soil to dry out between watering spells. Besides the ornamental aspect, rubber plant is also an air purifying plant.
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Growing cat grass indoors will keep your cats busy and entertain them. This way they don’t need to go outside for grazing, where the grass may be treated with pesticides and fertilizer!
Growing cat grass indoors will keep your cats from going outside to look for grass to satisfy their craving. The grass grown outside may have been treated with pesticides that can be toxic to your feline friend.What is Cat Grass Cat grass is something cats love to gnaw on; it’s healthy too. Usually, grown from a mix of seeds of wheat, oat, barley or rye. Growing cat grass indoors is also possible. Oat Grass Oats grass is mildly sweet, healthy and tastes better than wheat grass or any other cat grass. It requires direct sunlight to grow well. Wheat Grass Wheatgrass contains minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. It’s not only beneficial for your cat but also helps human living a healthy life if added in the diet. Rye Grass Rye grass has smaller blades compared to the other types of cat grass. Perfect for creating a grass tray that the cat can lounge on. Barley Grass This grass provides vital minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids and the nutrients that are readily absorbed into the bloodstream. Also Read: How to Start an Indoor Cat Garden Requirements for Growing Cat Grass Indoors
To grow, all you need is a right container (window box is good), plastic wrap, sterilized organic soil, cat grass seeds and water. It is important to use organic soil to provide your cat with healthy grass and safe soil to dig into. Fertilizer is not required since the grass will grow and dies in a few weeks itself. Planting To grow the cat grass indoors, fill the pot with soil just about 2 inches from the top then scatter some seeds on top of the soil and put a thin layer of soil over it to about ¼ inch. Germination and Growing Cat Grass Take a sprayer or using hands spill the water to make the soil moist, remember to do this gently or else the seeds will be dispersed. Once the soil is evenly moist, cover the container with a plastic wrap, allow some perforations for air flow. Set the container aside in a cool and dark place to help the seeds germinate In two to three days you’ll be able to see the tiny sprouts emerging, while ensuring the soil is moist, remove the plastic wrap carefully and start to keep the pot in the desired spot. Usually, in a place where your germinating sprouts can receive some sun and indirect light, a windowsill is perfect for this. Continue to wait until about ten to twelve days, when the grass start to grow above 4 to 6 inches high, reduce it to this height. If you let it rise higher than this, your cat may pick up all the plants, wreak havoc and destroy her cat grass garden. Growing cat grass indoors is a fantastic job aimed at making your cat happy and healthy. Here’re a few more tips to help you in that!Before sprouting, keep the seeds evenly moist but don’t soak them. After sprouting, reduce watering to keep the soil slightly moist only.Keeping it in a naturally well-lit place will make it grow well with regular watering. You can also use grow lights.Don’t overwater!As soon as the grass begins to turn color or wilt, renew the planting again.
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Love the color purple? Then grow these 15 GORGEOUS purple houseplants known for their colorful foliage and warm texture!1. Purple Oxalis
Native to Brazil, Oxalis plants display unique, pinwheel foliage and a wealth of starry blossoms. Some varieties produce purple leaves or foliage with deeper accent markings. Its delicate foliage and dainty flowers make it an ideal choice for containers and indoors alike. The tiny, triangular leaflets close at night, which make it a fun plant to have around the house. 2. Coleus
Coleus is a beautiful, showy plant that is available in various colors and styles. Mostly used as an annual for outdoor gardens, it is super easy to grow as an indoor plant as well. The vibrancy of its colors comes from receiving an adequate amount of sunlight. The more the light, the more vivid the colors. However, shade does allow the colors to form as well, though they will be a tad subdued. Coleus is remarkably easy to propagate. The eye-catchy, fancy leaves can liven up a dull drawing room, while the compact structure does justice to space-constrained corners well. 3. Prayer Plant
The prayer plant, with its unusual, purplish brown leaf markings is a fun little plant to have around the house. Also known as rabbit tracks, it has two different varieties, the green, and the red one. The latter has bold red leaf veins alongside the markings. Leaves close at night, thereby creating the appearance of praying hands. Prayer plant thrives well on moderately high humidity and uniformly watered soil. However, it appreciates remaining on a drier side in winter. 4. Sweet Caroline ‘Purple’ Potato Vine
We love this! One of the most gorgeous and versatile plants around for CONTAINER GARDENERS, sweet potato vine, performs well in both partial sun and shade and looks pretty in container gardens, borders, garden beds and landscapes. The plant is mainly loved for its brilliant foliage that is available in different colors of lime, purple, bronze, black or copper. And since its beauty comes from its leaf, the plant can be enjoyed all year long without having to wait for the blooms to show up. Sweet potato vine grows best in the moist and well-drained soil. It is remarkably flexible regarding light requirements. 5. Wandering Jew
A unique, easy to grow houseplant, the Wandering Jew is a popular houseplant that is both easy to grow and looks amazing in a hanging basket as well as in a topiary form. The most widely available variety of this vine has leaves marked with characteristic olive and silver markings on the top and a dark purplish maroon color on the undersides. Some varieties flaunt a purplish color on both surfaces of the leaves. Wandering Jew thrives well on medium to bright low light and uniformly-watered soil. You can grow this plant from stem cuttings stuck in water or a moist potting soil. It’s recommended to allow the soil to dry in between watering spells. 6. Ti Plant
Ti plant is an astonishing red-purple colored houseplant featuring flamboyantly colored foliage and an elegant appeal; the ti plant is a perfect choice for adding a pop of color, style, and drama to a well-lit corner of your room. Most varieties have strap-like leaves variegated with bright streaks of different colors of hot pink, white, cream, or deeper shades of purple. Ti plant is picky about sunlight and likes to be in a spot that receives a partial sun. 7. Rex Begonia
Rex begonia plants are cherished for their dramatically colored and textured foliage. The leaves come in a broad spectrum of colors, shapes, and stripes. While the flowers are insignificant, the unique leaf shapes and attractive color combinations of silver, red, purple, white and pink pretty much makes up for it. Rex begonia mostly enjoys shade gardens, which makes it apt for indoor gardening. Soggy soil and excessive use of fertilizers lead to instant rotting, while prolonged wet leaves make them susceptible to infection. If you keep these in mind, caring for your Rex begonia plant will be a breeze. 8. Purple Passion (Gynura Aurantiaca)
This lovely houseplant has fuzzy green foliage with a dab of purple hairs and edges. Grow it in any neutral colored houseplant, and you’ll see how it’ll stand out from the other houseplants. Its characteristic purple sheen comes when it is touched by a fleck of sunlight. Purple passion has an upright habit when young and becomes more vine-like and spreading as it matures. This makes it a perfect choice for adorning hanging baskets and small trellises alike. The plant enjoys the bright light and evenly moist soil. 9. Caladium
Caladiums are beautiful tropical plants with big, wafer-thin leaves having varying patterns in reds, pink, purple and cream. The brilliant foliage of this plant is its USP, as it is available in unusual shapes like hearts, lances or arrows, as well as eye-catchy color combinations of red, pink, rose and white. Being a shade plant, it doesn’t mind growing indoors, though it requires a minimum of 3-4 hours of filtered light each day. 10. Waffle Plant
The waffle plant is a beautiful tiny houseplant with colorful foliage having a metallic tone in purple color, the striking appearance, which makes it an excellent addition to your home or office. Its small stature makes it ideal for decorating crammed-up desks or countertops, while its low growing nature makes it suitable for use as a groundcover underneath larger indoor plants like ficus trees. Waffle plant benefits from medium to bright light indoors. Remember, if it doesn’t get adequate sunlight, it may lose its vibrant purple coloring. However, direct light is a hazard as the leaves may bleach and undergo sunburn. Accent the waffle plant’s brilliant foliage with a terracotta container for a classic appeal. 11. Red Aglaonema
Red aglaonema is a spectacular Chinese evergreen plant with stunning, purple or red-tinted leaves. One of the easiest houseplants to grow, red aglaonema, is a new and stylish entree to the world of houseplants. This beauty flaunts dark green leaves marked elegantly with bright red, purple or pink stripes. Its colorful foliage makes it apt for decorating desks, tabletops, coffee tables as well as side tables in bedrooms. You can also consider using it as a substitute for poinsettia this season. The long-lived houseplant retains its color all through the year and demands little care in the process. 12. Calathea
The calathea is one of the most beautiful houseplants that has the potential to light up any room with colorful accents. With a special marking of stark white veins against red, purple, green and cream leaves, the calathea lends an exciting and fashionable touch to your home. Most varieties have reddish purple color on the undersides of leaves, which makes them attractive when viewed from both above or below. 13. Iron-Cross Begonia
This beautiful New Guinea species is a must for you if you love growing unique indoor plants. Its leaves sport wide, chocolate-brown markings which stand out well against the dark green backdrop and radiate all the way to the leaf margins, thereby resembling the German iron cross. The beautiful coloration set against solid green with a coarse, pebbled texture makes for a very royal presence that is sure to liven up your home like none other. The plant prefers humid conditions, though you are best off cutting back on the water amount if you notice yellowing or browning of the leaves. 14. Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica)
The mention of rubber tree immediately conjures up images of latex oozing out from barks. True that but it is one of the most popular houseplants today and why not it looks impressive indoors and cleanse the air too. Its leaves appear dark purple when mature, and bright red when young and opening. Learn how to grow a rubber tree houseplant here! Also Read: Plants for Restful Sleep 15. Silver Squill
Contrary to its name, silver squill is a tough little plant. Hailing from the Cape Province of South Africa, it grows in dry habitats and stores moisture in its succulent, bulb-like stems as an adaptation tactic against the moisture-deprived soil. With its unique structure and colorful foliage, it becomes an unusual houseplant, which is sure to attract plenty of eyeballs. The plant derives its name from the lovely, silver-colored polka dots on leaves and the rich purple undersides of the stems. It’s easy to care as well, provided you grow them in the shade.
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Take a look at these 19 Best low maintenance houseplants, if you’re new to growing plants indoors or find yourself lazy. There are plenty of good things about having plants in the house. For starters, they clean up the air and smell wonderful. Secondly, they add a much-needed dash of color and accentuate the appeal of your interior. 1. Snake Plant
The snake plant is a low-maintenance succulent plant that thrives on neglect pretty well. If you have had little success with indoor gardening , do give the snake plant a try. All types of snake plant tolerate low light and prefer being potbound. The fact that it has thick and waxy leaves means it can withstand scarcity of water for prolonged periods of time. To put it simply, the snake plant is apt for lazy gardeners and two-week vacationers. 2. Tillandsia (Air Plants)
Tillandsia is a genus of air plants native to the deserts, forests and mountains of central and South America. Air plants are epiphyte, meaning they don’t need soil to grow. All you need is to mist or water them up once in a week. Some of the air plants also absorb dust– All this makes them interesting and low-maintenance houseplants. The air plants are a perfect choice for people who wish to add a touch of green to their home without much work. 3. Cast-Iron Plant
The cast-iron plant is true to its name- it’s literally indestructible. It can withstand extremes of conditions, including low light, low humidity, as well as a wide spectrum of temperatures. And it grows slowly, which means you don’t need to repot it often. 4. Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe is a genus of tropical succulent flowering plants, from the wide-leafed and bright ‘Flapjack’ to the compact Kalanchoe manginii or Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Kalanchoes are easy to grow, all they ask for is a sunny spot and an occasional spritz of water. Both these varieties are architecturally interesting and last for so long with little attention from your end. 5. Philodendron
Philodendron is a fast-growing foliage houseplant with bottle-green heart-shaped leaves, similar to pothos. This plant is extremely durable and adapts well to low-light areas. Philodendron looks great in hanging baskets or when branches trailing down from above. 6. ZZ Plant
The ZZ plant is also known as the eternity plant as it lasts so long that it’s practically a challenge to kill it! Its fat succulent leaves are thick, fleshy leafstalks are so durable that they can be easily mistaken for plastic. Since the plant is a slow grower, you may want to purchase a large plant if in case you need a big specimen for your house. 7. Bromeliad
Bromeliad, like pineapple, belongs to the bromeliacea family. This plant produces a delicate pink inflorescence that is beautiful to look at. It lasts long too, and occasionally produces new side shoots that replace the original ones. 8. Jade Plant
Native to South America, Jade is a low maintenance indoor plant. A succulent that retains water in its round, fleshy leaves. They thrive on neglect, so all you need to do is place them in a bright and airy spot and you’re done. As the thick trunk of jade plant easily gives it a mature look, it is also good for bonsai making. Also Read: Best Plants and Trees for Bonsai 9. Succulents
Whether its Crown of thorns or any other succulent most of them are the plants that are easy to grow indoors. Especially for those who forget to water the plants for days. If you’re interested in knowing more about the succulents that are easy to grow click here! 10. Pothos
Pothos is a fast-growing, leafy vine with striking variegated leaves that are tolerant to both irregular watering and low light conditions. The vine extends quickly, often leaving a 10-feet long, green trail over shelves or furniture. Though it’s not as drought-tolerant as many other plants in this list and demands some attention from you when it comes to watering. 11. Peace Lily
The peace lily is an easy-to-care houseplant that tolerates low light and low humidity really well and it seems like it is made for indoor conditions. Glossy, lance-shaped foliage with arched stems that surround the central flower spikes. It produces spoon-shaped blooms in summer usually but some varieties do blossom intermittently throughout the year. As an added bonus, it purifies noxious substances like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air. If growing in a large pot peace lily can even go without water for a month. These plants thrive better on under-watering conditions. 12. Begonia
Begonias, with lush, green leaves and satiny flowers paint a pretty picture. Though they are more often thought of as outdoor plants, the fibrous and rhizomatous variants perform well indoors. They prefer humid environments, so you may want to water them 2-3 times a week in summer to make sure they stay healthy and green. They are not that fussy about light/temperature conditions. Bright, indirect sunlight works fine for them. 13. Aloe
Especially, Aloe Vera is one of the most multi-purpose houseplants in Aloe genus you can choose for indoor gardening. Its plump, spiraling leaves ooze out a soothing gel that can be used for burns and cuts. You can use it to relieve sunburns and even ingest its gel for a minty, cool feeling. Aloe loves to have some direct light and a moderate spritz of water every week or two. Also Read: How to Care for an Aloe Plant 14. Boston Fern
Renowned since the Victorian times, Boston fern is one of the most popular variants of fern. With its delicate, frilly leaves and lush, hanging fronds, it looks aesthetic when displayed in baskets hanging down from ceilings. Being the most drought-tolerant fern, it is easy to care for. All you have to do is to place it in a spot that gets indirect light, avoid dry air. Misting the plant in every few days also help by providing humidity. 15. Dracaena
The plants from Dracaena genus perform well as an indoor plant. They become great houseplants as they are tolerant to extreme indoor conditions. For instance, they survive well in under-watered soil. Additionally, they are not picky about light exposure. The young plants look great on tabletops, while the larger ones require sizable floor space improving the appearance of home and offices. 16. English Ivy
This plant is well known for its evergreen foliage. It is easy to maintain and needs as little as evenly moist soil and bright indirect light to grow well. The stems tend to grow long but can be easily controlled with pruning. For the best display, place your English ivy on a mantel where the stems can hang down luxuriantly. 17. Ponytail Palm
Contrary to its name, the ponytail palm isn’t a palm, in fact, it’s a succulent! AND; we love it. We listed it on our list of best succulents, easiest houseplants, and the best tall and large indoor plants. Don’t forget to check out these articles! It is a slow-growing plant, which means you don’t need to change the pot often. It performs best in sunny spots but never mind low lit areas receiving only bright indirect sunlight day long, also, the plant has low watering needs. 18. Spider Plant
Spider plant is one of the most grown low maintenance houseplants. This forgiving plant doesn’t mind irregular watering and goes for weeks without water if grown in cool indoor conditions. Keeping the spider plant in low light conditions without direct sunlight is also possible. Also Read: Plants that Grow without Sunlight 19. Rubber Tree Plant
Rubber tree plant is an air purifying plant, it cleanses the formaldehyde. It is not difficult to grow and you can easily keep it in your home or office in a spot that is bright and receives a couple of hours of sunlight if possible. Avoid the exposure of the plant to the intense sun in afternoon.
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There are herbs and vegetables that regrow in water INDOORS , you can grow them from scraps and use in salads and toppings. Take a look! In this article, you’ll learn about the herbs and vegetables that can re-grow (for a while) without soil, using just water and water, good for those who have no space to grow their own food, growing plants in water also help if you want to grow the roots of these scrap food plants for propagation. Growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs is one of the trendiest thing in the gardening. Growing food generates anticipation, curiosity, and interest, as well as it is fundamentally healthy- organic and free from harmful chemicals that are often used in producing large crops. In addition, it’s much more rewarding! There is nothing better than a meal made with organic fruits of your own.1. Carrot Greens
Although you can not bring back and GROW carrots in water but instead of throwing away the green ends from the top, put them in a shallow container of water in a bright spot to regrow the carrot greens. Keep changing the water every other day and in a few days, you’ll be able to see tiny green leaves, a wonderful addition to a salad, pesto or chutney. 2. Green Onion
Noodles, Salads, and Pasta or even much more, there’re so many recipes in which you can try green onions. Isn’t it better to grow them fresh in your home? Growing green onions in water is super easy, too. You don’t need a garden for this; all you need is a sunny windowsill, transparent jar or glass, and green onion bulbs. Read more about this here! 3. Bok Choi
Bok choy, Bok Choi or Chinese cabbage is a green vegetable widely consumed in many Asian countries. Can be eaten raw, in salad and cooked. It contains lots of vitamins and minerals. To regrow again, cut the base of the stem and place this in a small bowl of water. It’s that simple! You will see how the new growth begins in only 2 days. See the tutorial! Either use the young leaves or transplant the regrowing Bok Choi in a container. 4. Celery
Celery is a herb that has been used since ancient times for its natural medicinal qualities. It is characterized by having a diuretic, digestive, purifying and anti-inflammatory action. To grow again, use the base! Place that in a small bowl of water. You will see how it grows back in 3 or 4 days. Young leaves can be used again or plant it if you have a small pot. Also Read: Cool DIY Planter Ideas from Household Items 5. Fennel
Fennel looks similar to dill, it can be a great addition to your cuisines. You can regrow it as easily as celery. Take a fennel bulb and set it in a cup or small bowl of clear water, a level of water should be at the level of the bulb. Keep the bowl in a spot that receives some sun and change the water in every couple of days. 6. Lettuce
Lettuce taste best when fresh! However, growing lettuce in water won’t satiate your lettuce needs but you’ll love growing it that way. You can use this tiny supply in your salads or top the sandwiches with it. To regrow, eat your purchased lettuce, cutting the leaves at about 1 inch from the bottom. Place remaining stem in a shallow dish of water (about 1/2 inch). Now place that on a windowsill or under grow lights. Change water in a bowl every 1 to 2 days. Read more on Getty Stewart’s site! 7. Lemongrass Get the lemongrass stalks and keep them in water in a bright spot that receives some sun, change the water every day, and watch as new leaves begin growing almost immediately. The roots start emerging after a week, and the stalk eventually divides itself (via offshoot stalks) after a few weeks. You can either use it or transplant that in pot. 8. Garlic Sprout
To make it grow, find a garlic clove with green sprout and keep it in a glass. Fill the water up to the level of clove. In 2-3 days the sprout will start to grow and the clove will produce roots. When the sprouts are 3 inches in height, you can cut it for use leaving 1/3 of the shoot. It can be used in salads baked potatoes, or to spice up any preparation, because it has an aroma and garlic-like flavor. 9. Beet Greens
Beetroot is a highly nutritious vegetable, but its green part is also very healthy. It contains more iron than spinach, also the vitamin A that helps strengthen the immune system and stimulates the production of antibodies and white blood cells. To regrow, slice off the top portion of a beet with a knife. Take no more than one-third of the beet. Fill a glass, mug or bowl with water. Place the beet top into the water, with the cut side facing downward. Set the glass on a windowsill, counter or table that is close to the window, so the beet top will receive adequate sunlight. Read more of it here.
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