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Indoor Growing Plants

Indoor Growing Plants

If you have limited space outdoors to grow a selection of plants then you can consider indoor growing. Indoor growing enables you to grow a variety of plants, including fruit, vegetables and herbs. Growing your plants in containers or plastic bags will enable you to move them indoors so that you can extend the growing season.

With the right amount of time and care, indoor growing plants can be rewarding, particularly if you opt for a variety of interesting plants. Desert type plants such as cacti or tropical plants are ideal for indoor growing, as they will thrive in the warmth of your home. Tropical plants are ideal for those wishing to opt for something that will brighten up their home.

Purple Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis)

Purple Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis)

Whether you grow shamrock plants indoors as a houseplant or outdoors in frost-free zones, oxalis triangularis is simple to grow and care for if you use correct proportions of water and sunlight. Oxalis triangularis is a deciduous ground cover with small flowers and clover-like leaves. Its triangular-shaped leaves fold along the vein and look like butterflies fluttering above slender stems. All Oxalis leaves are light sensitive, opening to receive sunlight and closing at night or when under shade – sometimes looking like many perched butterflies.


Oxalis triangularis comes in two varieties: green leaves with white flowers, often referred to as Oxalis Regnellii, and purple leaves with white or pink flowers, commonly called Purple Shamrock. Their bright foliage can bring color to otherwise drab winter windowsills when grown in pots indoors.

A Guide To Houseplants

A Guide To Houseplants

Finding safe houseplants that can allow you to bring in beautiful plants that clean the air inside your home, without the hassle of constantly trying to keep your plants alive. There are a wide selection of plants that are naturally hardy enough to survive without constant care. With the right plants, you can easily improve indoor air quality and create a space that is green, healthy, and vibrant.

Your Home Environment

When choosing safe houseplants, you will definitely want to consider your home environment. Areas with more natural sunlight can often house a wider selection of houseplants than darker areas, for instance. Low maintenance plants are those that need watered less frequently, such as the peace lily. The plant will let you know it is running low on water by displaying slightly wilted leaves, giving you some time to provide water before the plant actually dies.

Primula

Primula

The Primula group contains some of the best of all winter- and spring-flowering pot plants. The plants bear large numbers of flowers, clustered in the centre of the leaf rosette (the stalkless varieties) or on long, erect flower stems (the stalked varieties).

The Primrose and Polyanthus which grow in the garden make pretty pot plants – the blooms are large and colorful and after flowering they can be planted in the garden. It is usually the tender species which are grown indoors. The flowers are smaller and are borne on stalks. The Fairy Primrose is the daintiest, the Chinese Primrose has frilly leaves and flowers, and the Poison Primerose is the one not to touch if you have sensitive skin.

Umbrella Palm

Umbrella Palm

Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius), also known as Umbrella Papyrus, is native to Mauritius and Madagascar where it grows as a wild plant. It grows in the form of shrubs and in most cases these are wrongly mistaken for grasses with which they have little in common, apart from appearance. It has several stems growing directly upward from a mass of roots and an umbrella-shaped cluster of leaves at the top of each stem. The leaves of the umbrella plant are narrow and flattened and only 6″ to 10″ long. All the leaves are arranged atop triangular stems. It is simple to grow, but it requires plenty of water and dew (Umbrella plant is happy growing in shallow water but can also handle drier situations, like in your garden perennial bed.).

Indoor Plants That Clean The Air

Indoor Plants That Clean The Air

There are many reasons for creating an indoor garden – significant among them is the need to clean the toxins from our homes and offices. Today’s homes and offices are built to conserve energy and the outcome has been a lack of air exchange, with the resulting increase of indoor air pollution. The World Health Organization has stated, “there’s probably more damage to human health from indoor pollution than from outdoor pollution.” Symptoms associated with indoor pollution include allergies, asthma, eye, nose, and throat irritations, fatigue, headache, nervous system disorders, respiratory and sinus congestion.