Indoor green has been the limelight as per now and there is no turning back to the artificial, expensive and disconnected fake flowers. Yes, fake flowers can stay around for more than a decade. It can be rearranged and cleaned multiple times, nothing wrong to buy them, but there are some sparks on having indoor green these days, especially to us, who are living in a dense suffocated area. I personally have so many reasons on why I choose to have them.
Why do we need an indoor plant at home.
Having an indoor plant is not only for its aesthetic property but also for its benefits on our health. My mom used to tell me how she loves green. It calms her. What she didn’t tell me is something that I would like to share with you today.
As a human being, we yearn for connection. Even a house will be called home if we put personal touch inside it. A frame of words of worship, a beautiful Portmeirion clock to tell the time with taste and a living organism that not only beautify our home but interact with our body and mind; producing a much quality of life.
Easier to breath.
This child play’s fact is the main reason of having them. These greens produced oxygen while human releases carbon dioxide make human and plant a complete puzzle. For night time, as most plants respire the same as human, there are a few that still produce oxygen for example orchids. Hanging them by the window in the bedroom would be best to get itw full benefits.
Benefit of having an oxygen enriched place:
Increase energy and alertness, reduce stress, relaxing, lessen headache and sinus problems, and better health.
A natural air purifier.
According to NASA research, plants remove toxins from air – up to 87 percent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) every 24 hours. VOCs include substances like formaldehyde (present in rugs, vinyl, cigarette smoke and grocery bags), benzene and trichloroethylene (both found in man-made fibers, inks, solvents and paint). Benzene is commonly found in high concentrations in study settings, where books and printed papers abound. These toxins will be pulled to their roots and change them as food.
I CHOOSE THEM SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.
The fact that they are beautiful, makes me googled the nearest nursery and fortunately found one in Dengkil; D’lakeside Garden Centre.
D’lakeside Garden Centre.
It was a sunny afternoon weekday and the first week of puasa. I was so sleepy but my excitement was not planning to step aside. I parked my car inside since Ayden was fast asleep inside his cosy Cosatto carseat, afraid something bad might happen if I park at the road side.
There’s not much indoor plants there as they are more focus on outdoor plants but I managed to grab three for the sake of my jiwa yang meronta-ronta. I bought 3 pots and its saucers too for the plants and the son’s owner was generous that day and gave me huge discount for my bill.
The problem of not living in a landed house.
On my way back home, I was so restless of thinking on how should I transfer all of these plant sets up to my unit from the parking lot? Iniatially, my mind was set to ask the guard’s help but changed my mind as soon as I reached the guard gate. I lifted them myself and so proud of seeing improvements on my gradually nurtured muscle’s grow few days after.
Repotting and resoiling indoor green.
I took off the polibag from the plants’s soil and re-potted them to the pots I’ve purchased. I resoiled them with a bio soil.
What’s great about the haul I’ve made this time is the plants I’ve selected. They only need to be fertilised once a month, do not need much water and sunlight too!
I put them at one of the corner at our living room and even though it looks nice, I immediately realise I need to purchase more!
P’s: Thinking of going to Cameron Highlands for some beautiful cactuses!
P’ss: I am so nervous for my FB live later in few days. I hope there will be audience.