How to Select the Best Houseplant at the Garden Store
If you're new to caring for houseplants, or if you've had a streak of bad luck with plants, you may want to start afresh. Selecting the healthiest houseplants among those offered for sale is a matter of knowing what to look for. Mental Floss has some tips on how to check a plant for stress, neglect, insects, or disease. If your plant had led a healthy life so far, it may give you years of pleasure. However, after you've had a little experience with houseplants, you can take a riskier route. I always check the clearance table for plants first. There, you must use a critical eye to sort out what may be worth the price, which can be half or even less of the original price. If your half-price plant has signs of insects or disease, you don't want to risk bringing those into your home to wreck your other plants. But if the plant is marked down because it's been neglected, you may be able to revive it. Some new soil, a bigger pot, a sunny window, and a proper watering schedule can bring ailing plants back to life. If these measures fail, you've only lost a small amount of money, and if you succeed, you may find that the sense of accomplishment you feel is greater than your original desire for a pretty plant as a decoration.#plant #houseplant
The History and Meaning of Houseplants
Houseplants are becoming more and more popular. It's estimated that three-quarters of adults have at least one houseplant in their homes. Some have them at work. And spending on houseplants has climbed 50% since 2016, even as the price of plants has fallen. There are many reasons for this. Houseplants bring nature inside, brighten up winter months, and fill a need for nurturing a living thing. They also look good. Some people care for houseplants as a hobby, some use them to decorate, and some become obsessive about keeping them alive or making them propagate.
Houseplants That Move Around on Their Own
One of the best ways to freshen up and bring life to a room is with house plants. A bit of nature goes a long way in making the perfect decor a bit less sterile and more welcoming. And you don't have to limit yourself to plants that just sit there. If you want one that moves around or changes position to gives you a surprise, Apartment Therapy has four recommendations. One of them is Oxalis triangularis, or the purple shamrock. Watch how it changes over a day's time.
Fern House Plant Crafted of Iron by Italian Homazing Design
An Italian firm by the name ofHomazing Design has created the perfect houseplant alternative. This decorative art piece is made of laser cut iron and is designed to resemble a tropical fern. No water, fertilizer, or love is needed to keep this potted plant looking in tip top shape.
IV Style Bag Provides a Hilarious Way to Water Your House Plants
Not everyone has a green thumb when it comes to growing house plants. Many even tremble at the thought of trying to keep one alive. For those, however, who have a good sense of humor and refuse to admit defeat there is the Plant Life Support IV style bag.This funny little watering system was designed by London based Bubblegum Stuff. This hospital style pouch actually does function as a self-watering system. It comes with a water bag and flow regulator. It even has a little hook to give it that authentic hospital look. Of course, there are no guarantees that this plant IV will keep your precious green baby from meeting his maker. There is only the knowledge that you did your best. More importantly, that you did it with a great sense of humor. Image: Bubblegum Stuff#plant #water #indoor #houseplant #funny #joke #gifts #wateringsystem
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