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...What plants are best for each room

Houseplants are a perfect way to fill a room with colour and fragrance. Weeping Figs and the Swiss-Cheese plant are ideal for those who are buying their first houseplant, and Cimbidium Orchids are a good choice as well.

The type of houseplant you choose should depend on what room you indend to put it, and so here we have given our own suggestions of plants that suit certain rooms in your home.

Bathroom 

This is often the best room for housing an indoor plant. Tropical plants such as Anthurium and Caladium suit the warm, humid conditions, but they also require the bathroom to be well-lit. If your bathroom has quite low light levels, the Peace Lily is a better choice. It is best to have natural light coming into the room as this promotes plant growth, but plants can still be placed in this room if the light source is just artificial. Remember not to avoid spraying the plants with aerosols or other products as this will cause them to be less able to photosynthesise as they coat the leaves.


Some other recommendations: African Violet (Saintpaulia), Angel’s Wings (Caladium), Anthurium, Baby’s Tears (Helexine), Club Rush (Scirpus), Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum), Snakeskin Plant (Fittonia), Umbrella Plant (Cyperus), Zebra Plant (Aphelandra), and Devil’s Ivy (Scindapsus).


Hall 

This room requires hardy plants as the hall is prone to draughts and varying temperatures. Plants such as the Cast-iron and Mother-in-laws Tongue are perfect for this room as they can cope with its ever changing conditions.


Some other recommendations: Asparagus Fern, False Castor oil plant (Fatsia), Cast-iron Plant (Aspidistra), Devil’s Ivy (Scindapsus), Grape Ivy (Rhoicissus), Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sanseveria), Pig-a-back Plant (Tolmiea), Tradescantia, and Umbrella Plant (Schefflera).


Kitchen 

This is another room where the temperature and humidity change constantly throughout the day. Choose small plants that do not sprawl if your kitchen is tight for space, and avoid placing plants in places where they are likely to get in the way or near hot spots such as by the cooker. Placing plants on a shelf is often the best option.


Some recommendations: African Violet (Saintpaulia), Asparagus Fern, Begonia, Busy Lizzie (Impatiens), Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus), Coleus, Creeping Fig (Ficus), Devil’s Ivy (Scindapsus), Grape Ivy (Rhoicissus), Peperomia, and Tradescantia.


Living Room 

Although this the first place people think to put houseplants, the warm, dry atmosphere of the room can be a killer for any plant. In order to make sure your plant survives in this climate, maintain humidity around the leaves and avoid changes in temperature. If you maintain the temperature at around 15oC and avoiding a dry atmosphere will enable you to house a wide range of plants here. Again, avoid placing plants in hot spots such as by the television or radiators.


Some recommendations: Croton (Codiaeum), Devil’s Ivy (Scindapsus), Dracaena, Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sanseveria), Orchids, Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum), Philodendron, Shrimp Plant (Beloperone), Spider Plant (Chlorophytum), Swiss-Cheese Plant (Monstera), Tradescantia, Wandering Jew (Zebrina), Washingtonia, Weeping Fig (Ficus), and Yucca.


Bedroom 

This room is generally kept on the cool side, and so winter-flowering houseplants such as the Cyclamen or Azalea are perfect for any bedroom. Try out a number of our other recommendations and add an amazing scent to your room.


Other recommendations: Azalea, Chrysanthemum, Cyclamen, Cape Heather, Persian Violet (Exacum), False Castor oil plant (Fatsia), Feather Palm, Grape Ivy (Rhoicissus), Hoya, Hyacinth, Orchids, Polka dot Plant (Hypoestes), Scented Pelargonium, and Winter Jasmine.


 



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