Hi all! Not much progress to report on the master bedroom: this past weekend we had a lot of yardwork to catch up on after approx 10 straight days of rain (yikes), and this upcoming weekend we'll be spending time with my bro and sis-in-law. We're planning to get right back into the thick of things next week with taking out the former closet - can't wait!
In the meantime, y'all may recall on the mood board for the living room that I wanted to incorporate lots of live indoor plants. In my experience, green plants add an extra "life" to a room, and given the bright and airy feeling I am aiming for in the living room, not to mention the great natural lighting that particular room already receives, it seemed the perfect room to incorporate plants.
I wanted to especially concentrate on plants that are easy to take care of and are known to improve the air quality in your home, for obvious reasons. On top of that, we hope to add a cat to our family in the near future, so I also have been researching what plants are cat-safe.
So, the plants need to:
- thrive indoors and be easy to care for
- improve air quality
- cat safe
After some time spent on the interwebs, here's the plants I've found that meet all 3 criteria to share:
Succulents (Jade, Kalanchoe, Echeveria, etc)
Lemon Butter Fern
Parlor Fern/Palm (chamaedorea elegans)
Like most indoor thriving plants, the parlor fern is especially resilient and easy to care for. Requires only early morning and late afternoon lighting and water when the soil is dry (it's important not to over-water). These ferns can get big but they grow slowly. A great beginner's plant!
A fun plant with its ability to have twisted stems and that one especially seems to find doing well in bathrooms because of their low-light needs, bamboo only needs occasional watering. One tip is to water using only distilled or fresh water; tap water can contain harmful minerals that will yellow the leaves.
So far there's a parlor fern sitting in the corner of our living room, rubber plant in our kitchen, and an african violet in our laundry room. I have about 5 boston ferns but am keeping them all out on our porches for the warmer months. I'll probably be nabbing a spider plant to add to our little collection soon.
Any plants y'all recommend most from this list? Do you have a fave?
We'll be back again with master bedroom progress next week - till then, have a great weekend, y'all!
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