Living with plants

Indoor plants has gained crazy popularity in the last few years. Could we say nowadays it is more popular to fill our room with plants than collecting other lifeless stuff? Where is this spurge coming from?

Most of us lives in highly populated urban areas, forced to stay inside due to busy lifestyle and cities have limited green outdoor places, which are usually shared with hundreds of other humans. 

Indoor plants have been increasingly popular as more and more us of "forced" to live in units and apartments. It is a new way to reconnect with nature. Potted plants are not only aesthetics but also proven beneficial to our health and most of all they don't cost a fortune and don't take much effort to keep them alive. Yes, throw out all those dust collectors sitting on your shelf and replace them with some greenery to liven up your life.

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It is very therapeutic to watch and tend plants. They bring colour, brightness and softness into our material world. It is lovely to share our home with a small part of the flora. Numerous studies has shown plants makes us happier and healthier. They are "bill-less" air filters and humidifiers. They reduce air toxins and provides us with fresh clean air in return for some soil and water. It is not much they ask for, right?

Even if you are not a big green thumb, you still have the chance to have your own oasis. There are plenty of plants out there, suit to every personality. Some of them even thrive on neglect, the require little attention and easy to care, even do well in the darkest corner of your room. To be honest I personally don't mind spending a few minutes before going to bed on my balcony checking on my homegrown "forest". 

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Some of the most popular indoor plants:

Spathiphyllum (Peace lily); Epipremnum aureum (Devil's Ivy); Monstera deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant); Sansevieria (Mother-in-law's Tongue); Zanzibar Gem (my personal favourite); Maidenhair Fern... and so on.

Best of all there are a lots of pot options as well to fit your style, mood and home space. You can hang them from the ceiling, put them on the wall, on the floor, on a stand....options are endless. You can even turn your old china, glasses, tins, buckets into unique planters... Plants can grow from everything.

(Image: Madam Stoltz pots)

Grab some plants and pots, start planting and see how they can change your life for good.

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