Want to make a small change to your workspace to improve the air quality and your mood? Want to add a bit of life to your living room so your TV isn’t the focal point? Try one of these durable, easy to maintain plants recommended by our very own expert gardener, Perla Sofía.
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchids) – I think we all agree that orchids can add a bit of elegance to any space. The orchid is a great plant to have on your desk. Contrary to popular belief, this type of orchid requires very little maintenance. It also helps to purify the air. Be sure to place it in a bright area to ensure the best possible growth and flowering. If you place it near a window where there is strong sunshine, make sure there is a curtain on the window to help diffuse the light. It needs to be watered every ten to fourteen days. Remember that this kind of orchid prefers to be more dry than humid. It flowers once a year; after the flowers die, trim it down from the area around the base. It will begin flowering again the next year. You can prune it twice a year: in spring and summer.