Have you ever heard that it’s not good to have plants in a room? Well, this is a very common idea, but – fortunately for us plant lovers – it’s completely false. When you use the right plants and take the necessary precautions, it is completely safe to fill our entire house with green life, including our rooms. But… what are the best plants for that personal, private space? Today we’re going to give you some ideas, so you can find the ideal green companions for your room.
The truth is that, as long as the conditions of the space are favorable (light, ventilation, humidity), any plant can work very well anywhere in the house. However, there are certain characteristics that seem ideal for those that accompany you near that resting space: delicate, rounded shapes, without very pronounced edges; white flowers to promote calmness and red to accentuate passion; leaves with different textures to give more life to the space, etc.
We want to suggest the plants below that fit these characteristics, so you can take them home with you or be inspired to fill your room with green life. Here they are:
Tolmiea is a plant native to North America, often used as an ornamental plant for its beautiful flowers. Its reproduction is very particular: from the base of the leaves emerge new seedlings that fall on the ground and take root, becoming new plants.
It is an ideal plant for semi-shaded spaces, because it does not support well the sun. It must be planted in a humid and well fertilized soil, and must always have a good amount of humidity. Its leaves tend to hang, so a good way to incorporate it into the space of the room without taking up more space on tables or shelves, is to use a hanging stand.
Anthuriums are native to Central and South America, and are easily identified by their showy flowers, which can be red, pink, orange or white. Its leaves are not unnoticeable either: they are thick and shiny, and can be oval, pointed or heart-shaped.
They should be planted in substrates with good drainage, and it is important to keep them in an environment with good humidity and light, without direct sunlight.
Native to southern Africa, this succulent plant is a frequent inhabitant of indoor and outdoor gardens, due to its lush appearance and ease of care. Its leaves are rounded, thick and can be light or dark green, and tend to turn reddish at the edges when the plant is in full sun. Its stems are green when young, then become thick and woody when they “mature”, and its flowers can be white or pink.
They should be planted in substrates with very good drainage, ideally with a mixture of gravel and sand. It grows well in sun and half-shade, as long as excess humidity is avoided, which causes its leaves to fall and can eventually kill the plant. It reproduces easily by cuttings, so with each pruning you can take advantage of the branches you cut to generate new plants, and thus, little by little, fill your whole house with jades.
Coriander and Boston Ferns
Ferns are very old plants, which appeared on the planet thousands of years before the appearance of flowering plants. They reproduce by spores, and in some species the leaves are divided between those that photosynthesize and those that bear the sporangia (the structures that contain the spores).
There are many shapes and sizes, and they are all beautiful… but today we want to recommend two specific varieties: Cilantrillo and Boston. In both cases, they must be sown in substrates with good drainage.
These are just a few ideas to inspire you and start choosing (or diversifying!) the plants in your room. Do you have plants in your room? What are your favorites for this space? Tell us in the comments below!