The botanical trend

Updated: May 17, 2019

Indoor plants are having a moment in 2018, becoming one of the main feature in any interiors.

And the good news is that not only their visual beauty make them trendy, but their benefits on your health.

Studies have proven that indoor plants reduce stress level and boost your mood. They increase levels of positivity, you feel more relax and calm, which benefits your everyday mood.

Bringing the outdoor in is more popular than ever, even more since Pantone named greenery as their color of the year for 2017.

As a yoga teacher, I like to reconnect with nature, to feel energize, reinvigorate while practicing at home. Needless to say, my home is a sanctuary for greeneries.

But because I’m not particularly blessed with green fingers, I’m using the easiest indoor plants to care for.

The rubber plant

Large or small, the also known as Ficus elastic has lustrous foliage and can become when growing a statement point in your home. It needs bright light but not direct. It needs to be kept moist during the growing season, but only watered once or twice a month over the dormant season.

The Aloe vera

So many health benefits are linked to the Aloe vera, such as relieve pain from scratches and burns. It needs indirect light and water every 2 weeks.

The Philodendron

One of the most popular houseplant, it is considered one of the most easiest to grow and care for. It also helps purify the air. It grows well in medium light and bright indirect sunlight. Water when the top inch of soil dries out.

The Snake plant

Perfect for people who can’t keep anything alive ;-)

Also known as mother in law’s tongue or Sansevieria, with their striking lines, they act as air purifiers to improve your home’s air quality.

Indirect light, also they are tolerant of a variety of light conditions. They actually do well when you almost forget about them. You can allow soil to dry between watering.

The Cactus

One of the most sought-after houseplant of the moment, it comes in different sizes and shapes. The cactus are quite easy to care for as it can placed in direct and non direct sunlight. Be sure to wait until the soil is dry before watering.

The Peace lily

They are once again a fantastic air purifier. You have to keep the soil moist, but do not overwater. They enjoy high humidity, so you can mist their leaves every couple of weeks. They love a bit of sunshine.

So let's bring the outdoor in, and go green with ease.

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