There’s nothing like being outside in a tropical paradise to help you unwind and de-stress, but since a lot of us spend many hours indoors, we often don’t reap the healthy benefits of being outside in nature. The perfect solution, then, is to bring the best of the tropics inside your home! Create your own slice of tropical paradise by adding tropical plants and flowers to your home.
Recreate the Tropics in Your Home with These Plants
This lush plant with rich, green leaves is a delightful addition to any room. Its slender, arched leaves are delicate yet create a look of abundance. The Parlor Palm last a very long time with proper care and is excellent at improving indoor air quality.
A striking and exotic looking plant, the stiff vertical leaves of the Snake Plant are shaped liked swords and have yellow and white variegated striping against a darker green color. It’s unique in that it releases oxygen at night and filters the air which makes it a great plant for the bedroom.
Its large, waxy dark green leaves are what make the Rubber Plant stand out from the other plants. If cared for properly, it can grow very tall indoors – up 10 feet. With a look of abundance and its dark green color, the Rubber Plant is a complement to any room.
Often given as a gift due to bring wealth and financial luck to the recipient, the Money Tree has glossy, lush green leaves and a braided trunk. It may not bring you wealth, but it definitely brings vitality to any room its in. It is also loved for its air-purifying abilities.
For some drama and color amidst all the greenery in your tropical oasis, add a Croton plant. A hardy indoor plant, its leaves are striking with colors of red, orange, pink, yellow, black, and green. Besides the color variety, the leaves also come either short or long, straight or wavy. This is a plant that is sure to brighten up any dark corner.
A delightful green plant that looks like something out of a Dr. Suess book, the Ponytail Palm is actually neither a palm nor a tree. It’s a succulent! Water is stored in its bulbous trunk and slender hair-like leaves sprout out of the top of the trunk and flow downwards in a fashion similar to a ponytail.
Fragrant Plants to Include in Your Tropical Oasis
Having pleasant aromas along with soothing greenery all over your house will definitely make you feel like you’re in a tropical resort. Choose plants with scented leaves or fragrant blooms. Good examples are gardenia, jasmine, lavender, rosemary, mint, and verbena.
To keep your indoor tropical oasis from looking cluttered, think about the entire space in your home and not just floor space. Plants can be placed on shelves, counter, windowsills, or stairs. You can also place them in hanging planters to free up floor space and keep away from pets. The goal is to surround yourself with greenery in an organized manner to provide a soothing and relaxing environment. Keep the plants well-trimmed and pruned so they always look healthy and you won’t need a machete to get from your living room to your kitchen.
Get started on your blissful now by checking out Billy Heroman’s Flowers great selection of plants. Or, gift a plant to someone you know and add a little bliss to their lives.