Thursday 29 October, 2020

Watch: Let's talk house plants with Centrascape

Photo: Chandra Beharry, Director, Centrascape, explains how to keep house plants happy.

Photo: Chandra Beharry, Director, Centrascape, explains how to keep house plants happy.

House plants provide a range of benefits besides being ornamental. 

They help purify the air, produce oxygen and provide a general sense of well-being (studies have shown that house plants can help reduce stress).

Director and resident 'Plant Mom' at Centrascape outlines some helpful house plants that can beautify the room and one's mood:

Video produced by Winston Sobers

 

Here are three house plants to consider:

1. Pothos

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Pothos are beautiful trailing plants that can be placed near a window in any room as they enjoy indirect light. 

According to the Spruce, keep these plants in well-draining soil and humid conditions. 

Exercise caution around pets and children as all parts of the pothos plant are poisonous if ingested. The toxicity is due to calcium oxalate crystals, which can irritate the lips, mouth, and tongue.

 

2. Calatheas

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With beautiful patterns on glossy leaves, calatheas are sure to be the stars of any room. 

According to Apartment Therapy these plants enjoy low to bright indirect light and moist but well-draining soil. 

 

3. Sansevieria

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Sansevieria trifasciata, or snake plant as it's commonly known, has a lovely structure with stiff vertical leaves. 

These plants are drought resistant and are forgiving if they go without watering every now and then. They do like indirect to partial sunlight and well-draining soil.

For more information on Centrascape's range of house plants and other plants, visit them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/centrascape/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Centrascape

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