Air plants are another returning 70s trend, like suede shoes. Once vintage chic, these versatile plants are enjoyed for their quirky appearance and low maintenance—and they really are easy: They don’t need soil. They rarely need to be watered. Heck it will your easy DIY garden project for Saturday. And since they only use their roots for anchoring to a surface, you can put them anywhere.
Bringing an Air Plant Home
Air plants vary from colorful, thick leaves to thin white spines. All are inexpensive. You can purchase them individually, or if you can’t make up your mind, try a variety pack. Also popular–but more costly–are the beautiful arrangements in glass containers called “aeriums.” read more
Flowering Cacti or Desert Gems
If you’re looking for a burst of color in your workplace, these cacti are the answer and they will reshape your office view. They help purify the air and the best part is that they come in different colors: yellow, orange, pink and emerald green. They don’t need much water and can be watered only every ten to 14 days. read more
Indoor Gardening: Grow Your Own Chilli Peppers in Any Climate!
Unless you live in a warm, moist area, you probably think you’ll never have homegrown chillis in your kitchen. If this describes you: listen up, chica, it’s time to consider growing chillis indoors. Don’t be intimidated: it’s actually easier to grow chillis inside because you can control the temperature and light they get. They’re also incredibly hardy plants that can handle beginner’s mistakes.
Where to Begin
From the get-go, chillis are simple plants. There’s no need to purchase chilli seeds or sprouts. Just save the seeds from the varieties you buy at the store. To sprout your seeds, place them in a moist paper towel in a plastic bag. Leave them in a warm, moist, dark place (under the sink works well) for 2-4 weeks. read more
Indoor Succulent Ideas
I know that I’m not alone in my love for cute and fun plants that are also easy to care for, right, chicas? Succulent plants are just that—their thick roots, stems, or leaves allow for large quantities of water storage when compared to most other plants. This quality allows succulents to conserve water during prolonged droughts, so they thrive in very dry areas (or in areas like your home where you may forget to water them) that other plants would die in.
General Care for Succulents and Cacti
One of the best features of succulents is that they serve as air purifiers, especially in indoor areas, to help keep us healthy. These plants come in a wide variety of colors and textures. You can plant the seeds individually or combine them in a single flowerpot. They require very little water (likely only once every two or three weeks and no more than six to eight ounces at a time). You can be creative with the pots you choose—I generally like to make sure they’re breathable and made of clay, stone, or cement. read more
Outdoor Succulent Garden
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