Best indoor plants Singapore

Best indoor plants Singapore

Dreaming of cultivating lush, green landscapes but living in an apartment? Sure, the idea of housing a garden in a flat may not sound feasible, but according to Wilson Wong, head horticulturalist with National Parks, tackling the space issue just requires a little vertical thinking. ‘Instead of growing plants on a horizontal plane as we traditionally do, plants can be grown against a wall, ’ Wong says. ‘Constructing a vertical garden on your balcony is easy enough with materials …

Best tall indoor plants low light

Best tall indoor plants low light

Ideal indoor plants are of “heavy mettle” – durable enough to withstand low light and irregular watering. Look for plants with fleshy, succulent leaves. Those leaves are adapted to storing more moisture than thin-leafed plants, making them able to go extended periods without water. Jade plants and cactus are two good examples. So is aloe vera – an upright that has the added advantage of soothing burned skin with the thick sap that oozes out when you break one of its fleshy leaves …

Best indoor plants for asthmatics

Best indoor plants for asthmatics

Plants do not seem to want to live in my house. After my last plant turned completely brown, I decided to give up on growing anything indoors for awhile. Recently, I was inspired to give it another try after I heard Kamal Meattle talk about his experience. Kamal had asthma so badly that doctors predicted he could die if his living environment didn’t change. Then, by simply adding plants in his home and workspace, his health drastically improved and his asthma symptoms subsided …

Best indoor plants to own

Best indoor plants to own

As promised, we re back with a final indoor planting project for the week. Our kitchen window is beginning to get overrun with plants in various stages and we re loving it. We ve decided to try our hands at growing sweet potatoes — we ve really got nothing to lose other than half a potato if we fail. After picking up 3 more large sweet potatoes over the weekend to make more of our own sweet potato dog chews, we decided to see if we couldn t try to grow some of our own. Yes, we …

Best Indoor flowering plants Australia

Best Indoor flowering plants Australia

Sophie Thomson offers advice on how to choose and care for indoor plants. Bringing a bit of the natural world into our homes by using indoor plants is something many of us like to do, but household heating and cooling and reduced sunlight are challenging conditions for plants to overcome. Even so, Sophie says, There are many wonderful plants that grow well indoors. The trick is to match the plant to the conditions of the room. Light level is one of the biggest factors when it …

Best indoor plants for allergies

Best indoor plants for allergies

The good news is people with allergies can have houseplants -- provided you use caution and commonsense. Here are some houseplants that produce very low levels of pollen,making them fairly unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction: Begonia Croton Miniature rose Nasturtium Parsley Passionflower (pictured above) Peace lily Peperomia Swedish ivy Thyme One houseplant you should never have if you are allergic to latex (commonly found in examination gloves,balloons,and rubber bands) …

Best indoor plants for oxygenation

Best indoor plants for oxygenation

An easy way of improving air quality at home is by keeping indoor plants. The decorative angle they bring is just an added benefit! Plants are one of nature’s greatest gifts to man. From improving lives through the creation of oxygen to uplifting moods with their calming colours, plants are the best decoration you can have in your home. Whether you live in a sprawling bungalow or a high-rise apartment, here are some indoor plants you could consider keeping. These plants promote …

Best indoor tropical plants trees

Best indoor tropical plants trees

In my former life as a New Yorker, I used to buy exotic fruits in the city s ethnic food markets and germinate their seeds as houseplants. (This practice was nothing new; indeed, it s a popular hobby, with its own gardening club—the Rare Pit and Plant Council—or, less formally, The Pits. ) Avocados, mangos, litchis, star fruit, sapodillas, tamarinds, carobs, and citrus of all kinds made up my indoor orchard. They were all very decorative as foliage plants, but none flowered and …

Best indoor plants for Health air

Best indoor plants for Health air

It may seem counterintuitive, but the air inside your home can contain much more pollution than the air outside. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has many resources on its website dedicated to educating the public about the adverse effects of too much exposure to pollution from indoor sources. What are these sources? Sometimes it s something as simple as cigarette smoke, which can have detrimental health effects not just for the smoker but for those around them …

Best indoor plants with little light

Best indoor plants with little light

Indoor plants not only purify the surrounding air but also enhance the dcor of your house. In fact, you will be amazed with the number of benefits that a houseplant can bring to your life. Research shows that keeping plants indoors can purify the air and get rid of harmful chemicals that are emitted by certain household products. Toxins like benzene, ammonia and formaldehyde are absorbed and in turn replaced with oxygen. Plants can liven up any space, be it your home or office …