Decorate Your Home with Colorful Houseplants

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Is your home lacking color? Then why not invest in some colorful houseplants to give it some life. 

Purchasing fine art or new furniture could end up costing you a fortune, so instead of breaking the bank, purchasing a few plants and placing them around your home might do the trick. You can find a wide variety of colorful indoor plants at your local garden center, but selecting the right plants can be tricky, especially if you are not used to gardening. 

Even if you are new to household plants, don’t worry. In this blog, we will discuss a few of the readily available different household plants that will help brighten up your home. 

Although most people put plants around their homes to make it look more beautiful, plants can help improve your home’s environment too. Some plants can improve the air in your home, while others will make it smell better. 

Calathea


Calathea, which is sometimes called a prayer plant, tends to get a lot of attention. It produces incredible striped leaves that most homeowners love. However, not all prayer plants are the same. Some produce white leaves, while others produce yellow and rose leaves. The random colorful spots of the plant’s leaves make the plant unique. 

If there is a dull area in your home, you can place a Calathea plant there to brighten it up. These plants don’t require a lot of light, and you will need to sprinkle a small amount of water on them at least once a week. They don’t grow well in direct sunlight, so it’s best to keep them away from the window. These are small plants, so don’t expect them to grow taller than twenty-four inches. 

You should be able to find Calathea plants for sale for less than $15.

Columnea


It’s no wonder so many people call the Columnea plant the Goldfish plant. Its unique orange blooms are one of the reasons so many people buy them for their homes. The flowers on the plant will start appearing during the warmer months. However, when the plant is not in bloom, it still has attractive dark green foliage. 

The Goldfish plant is easily maintained, making it an ideal plant for those who are new to gardening. Although it will look nice in any area of your home, many put Columnea plants in hanging baskets. 

You can keep the plant in a shaded area, but it will grow best in a bright room. Don’t keep it in direct sunlight, however. You will want to do your best to keep its soil moist, especially during the summer. Consider adding a standard liquid fertilizer to the plant soil once a week. During the winter, you can stop feeding the Columnea plant altogether. Wait until the soil has dried out during the colder months before sprinkling it with water. 

You can expect the Goldfish plant to grow between eighteen and twenty-four inches once it has fully matured. Some people recommend pinching the plant now and again to keep it small in size. You should be able to pick up a Columnea plant for around $10. 

Aloe Vera


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This is a plant that is often used for its health benefits, but a lot of homeowners use it to add color to their homes. People across the globe use Aloe Vera to treat a variety of skin conditions, so it could be useful when somebody needs it. 

Place the plant in an area in your home that gets plenty of sunlight. You don’t have to focus on keeping it alive, because it will mostly be able to take care of itself.

During the summer and spring, sprinkle some water on the Aloe Vera plant to keep the soil moist, but during the wintertime, it will only need a small amount of water to survive. When you notice the plant outgrowing the pot it is planted in, it’s probably time to repot it. Even if the plant isn’t placed in direct sunlight, it should still grow. 

On top of its healing properties and its wonderful appearance, a lot of people put Aloe Vera plants in their homes to purify the air. It, like many other plants, has the ability to remove formaldehyde. 

Succulents


Succulents look amazing, and they don’t require a lot of maintenance either. You should have no problems finding succulents that will look great in any room in your home. There are lots of different succulents to choose from. 

Plants that have the ability to store water in their leaves and stems are ideal for household use. There are lots of health benefits that encourage people to invest in succulents such as: 

  • Purifying the air: These plants can take contaminated air found in your home and force it into the roots of the plant. Once it is the roots, it can convert the contaminants into food which the plant can feed on, which helps purify the air in your home. 
  • Succulents can improve the humidity in your home. Living in a humid environment is not only unpleasant, but it can have a devastating impact on a person’s health. To avoid the negative effects of humidity-related issues, consider putting some succulent plants around your home. 

Succulents are readily available in a variety of different shapes and sizes. You are bound to find a small succulent plant that suits your kitchen, bedroom or living room. Most garden stores sell a long list of succulent plants, and they won’t end up costing you a lot of cash. 

Hibiscus


Another interesting plant worth investing in is the Hibiscus plant. Although these plants do require regular maintenance during the warmer months, you won’t have to do much to keep them healthy during the wintertime.

During the winter, check to see if the soil is moist now and again. They don’t require any fertilizer whatsoever, but you might want to pinch off spent flowers because the plant will then be able to produce even more. 

This tropical plant is found in homes throughout America, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding one for sale. 

The Pink Polka Dot Plant


This incredible plant produces beautiful pink leaves. In the botanical world, it is known as Hypoestes phyllostachya, but one look at the plant and you will understand why it has been given its nickname, the Pink Polka Dot plant. Not only are the leaves bright pink, but they also produce unique dark green patches. This amazing plant’s beauty has not gone unnoticed, which is why so many people are using them as houseplants today. 

This eye-catching plant is easy to care for. The Pink Polka Dot plant requires partial sunlight to grow, but many put theirs in shaded areas, as it tends to thrive in indirect sunlight. 

It requires plenty of water, and don’t forget to wait until approximately twenty-five percent of the plant’s soil is dry before adding more water. If you end up overwatering the plant, it could start to rot. These plants are extremely popular, so expect to see them for sale in almost every garden store you visit.

Feature image: Annie Spratt; Image 1: Duc Anh Nguyen

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