This week it’s all about greening your house. As the weather warms up in Dubai, and ACs turn on all day, you need some naturally purifying plants to improve and clean your home’s air quality. Read on to see a list of low-maintenance plants for your home and and how best to take care of them.
If you’re wondering where to find them, we’re happy to tell you that all the plants we picked out are available at Dubai Garden Center on Sheikh Zayed. It’s not only a great way to spend your Saturday morning (the beach is too hot!), but there’s also something there for those into interior design too!
As a rule of thumb, the best way to take care of these plants is not to overwater them. For some reason, we have a tendency to overwater our plants, but it can cause more harm to the plant than we think.
Cacti are a great way to instantly create a modern feel in your home. It also doesn’t hurt that according to classic Feng Shui, cactus plants can balance your home’s energy and attract wealth. Always put your cacti in the sunniest place in your home. Water the cactus monthly to best maintain it.
These daisy-looking plants come in a range of colors (pink, yellow, salmon, orange and white). Originally from South Africa, the gerbera thrive son sunlight. The more light it gets, the more flowers it can make. Try to place them in sunlight for half the day and the other in partial shade. Same goes for moisture, as these plants need to remain slightly moist around the clock. If overwatered, this plant can result in fungus, infections and stem rot so beware.
We like this variety of plants because they don’t need a lot of light (they still need a little bit of brightness though so don’t keep them in a dark spot). Choose your favorite from a bunch of dracanae plants and keep them moist. You’ll know it’s dry if it has brown tips. As a note, this type of plant doesn’t mix with dogs, as it can be poisonous if chewed on.
For a burst of color in your home, this one’s a favorite. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also very low maintenance. This plant doesn’t need any special tools or fertilizers. It lives best in indirect light and can be watered easily by filling the base of the leaves. You can weekly empty the pot from the water collected to remove any unwanted dirt.
Our last pick is sansevieria, aka the snake plant or the mother-in-law’s tongue because of its sharp leaves. This plant likes bright light and a couple of hours of direct sun. It can grow in any light, just not in dark shade. As for water, the plant doesn’t need to be watered as frequently in winter as it does in spring to fall. The snake plant can rot if over watered.
Do you think indoor plants do the trick for a cleaner home? Tell us your thoughts on your favorite plants below.