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The craze for houseplants sparked by the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t seem to be about to end. In fact, three years later, the number of people introducing houseplants into their homes continues to grow.

There are a variety of houseplants to choose from, and while some will seek out easier-to-handle plants, like monster plants or snakes, some are willing to test their green thumb by choosing rare and unique plants. -plants that look like the rubber plant.

From succulents, Calatheas and exotic orchids to the playful ZZ plant, if there’s one trend that will stay alive through the years, it’s houseplants.

Whether you’re looking to finally carve out a backyard garden or just looking to add natural touches to your work-from-home nook, it’s the season to invite a few plants into your life.

The wonder of plants and caring for them can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be.

To help you better understand how to do this, we chatted with Tonny Green, Builders’ sales and consulting representative, at The Waterfront Karen. Green, also known as the ‘plant whisperer’, says that since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, homeowners have approached plants with more discernment.

“If you are looking for a houseplant, opt for one that thrives in humid climates. Houseplants require little light and water to thrive. Take advantage of the intense humidity of the hot season and avoid overwatering or underwatering your plants,” advises Green, adding that where you place them is also important.

“The location of a houseplant will determine whether or not it will die, I advertise to my clients to make sure they research the plant’s original habitat because this will inform them where to place the plant, there needs to be airflow, as well as the size of the pot you’re going to get,” says Green.

How to identify a houseplant

“Indoor plants tend to have very shiny leaves on the upper surface. The leaves are also wide, very few houseplants have thin leaves, and they rarely flower, ”he adds.

People and plants are naturally connected. Human beings have an inherent connection to nature, according to the biophilia hypothesis, popularized in 1984 by naturalist and writer EO Wilson.

More than three decades of research around the world have confirmed the hypothesis and shown that natural environments increase positive emotions and decrease negative ones.

“Plants provide relief in enclosed spaces, can quickly improve mood, relieve stress, and can be highly restorative,” says Green.

Below are some houseplants you may want to consider.

Also known as snake plant, this is one of the most popular and hardy houseplant species. It features stiff leaves that range from six inches to eight feet tall, depending on the variety.

Snake plants vary in color, but generally have green banded leaves and are commonly edged with yellow.

A multitasker, many people like the snake plant because it purifies indoor air by removing toxins like formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

The heart-shaped leaves and pretty red, pink or white flowers of this plant make it a must-have. The flowers, which are actually modified leaves, shine for a couple of months. This robust plant is almost always in flower.

Delicate looking orchids are not as fragile as they appear. They will bloom for months and can live for years with little care.

They prefer bright, indirect light (a window facing east or west is best). Water once a week until it drains out of the bottom of the pot.

Money plants are climbers that can grow up to 20 meters tall (depending on the growing medium). They are easy to grow and do not require extensive care. They have the particularity that they can grow both on land and in bottles filled with water.

However, you should change the water frequently if you choose to grow it in water. There is a belief that having this plant in your house brings good luck, wealth, happiness and prosperity.

Golden Cane Palms create an air of elegance and splendor, especially when grown indoors. They remind you of distant exotic lands. They make you feel like you’re on wonderful palm-fringed beaches, without ever having to leave your home.

That’s the beauty of it. It grows best in semi-shaded positions in damp parts of the house. These can include rooms where you use a lot of water, like the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room.

The spider plant is considered one of the most adaptable houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions.

Tip browning is a major issue that I would expect to see. For best results, place them in bright, indirect light and they will thrive.

This is a popular houseplant due to its waxy leaves and larger than life appearance.

As a domesticated houseplant, rubber plants grow between six and 10 feet tall. This plant grows best in a well-lit location out of direct sunlight.

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The craze for houseplants sparked by the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t seem to be about to end. In fact, three years later, the number of people introducing houseplants into their homes continues to grow.

There are a variety of houseplants to choose from, and while some will go for easier plants to handle, like monster plants or snakes, there are those who are willing to test their green thumb by choosing rare and unique plants. -plants that look like the rubber plant.

From succulents, Calatheas and exotic orchids to the playful ZZ plant, if there’s one trend that will stay alive through the years, it’s houseplants.

Whether you’re looking to finally carve out a backyard garden or just looking to add natural touches to your work-from-home nook, it’s the season to invite a few plants into your life.

The wonder of plants and caring for them can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be.

To help you better understand how to do this, we chatted with Tonny Green, Builders’ sales and consulting representative, at The Waterfront Karen. Green, also known as the ‘plant whisperer,’ says that since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, homeowners have approached plants with more discernment.

“If you are looking for a houseplant, opt for one that thrives in humid climates. Houseplants require little light and water to thrive. Take advantage of the intense humidity of the hot season and avoid overwatering or underwatering your plants,” advises Green, adding that where you place them is also important.

“The location of a houseplant will determine whether or not it will die, I advertise to my clients to make sure they research the plant’s original habitat because this will inform them where to place the plant, there needs to be airflow, as well as the size of the pot you’re going to get,” says Green.

How to identify a houseplant

“Indoor plants tend to have very shiny leaves on the upper surface. The leaves are also wide, very few houseplants have thin leaves, and they rarely flower, ”he adds.

People and plants are naturally connected. Human beings have an inherent connection to nature, according to the biophilia hypothesis, popularized in 1984 by naturalist and writer EO Wilson.

More than three decades of research around the world have confirmed the hypothesis and shown that natural environments increase positive emotions and decrease negative ones.

“Plants provide relief in enclosed spaces, can quickly improve mood, relieve stress, and can be highly restorative,” says Green.

Below are some houseplants you may want to consider.

Also known as snake plant, this is one of the most popular and hardy houseplant species. It features stiff leaves that range from six inches to eight feet tall, depending on the variety.

Snake plants vary in color, but generally have green banded leaves and are commonly edged with yellow.

A multitasker, many people like the snake plant because it purifies indoor air by removing toxins like formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

The heart-shaped leaves and pretty red, pink or white flowers of this plant make it a must-have. The flowers, which are actually modified leaves, shine for a couple of months. This robust plant is almost always in flower.

Delicate looking orchids are not as fragile as they appear. They will bloom for months and can live for years with little care.

They prefer bright, indirect light (a window facing east or west is best). Water once a week until it drains out of the bottom of the pot.

Money plants are climbers that can grow up to 20 meters tall (depending on the growing medium). They are easy to grow and do not require extensive care. They have the particularity that they can grow both on land and in bottles filled with water.

However, you should change the water frequently if you choose to grow it in water. There is a belief that having this plant in your house brings good luck, wealth, happiness and prosperity.

Golden Cane Palms create an air of elegance and splendor, especially when grown indoors. They remind you of distant exotic lands. They make you feel like you’re on wonderful palm-fringed beaches, without ever having to leave your home.

That’s the beauty of it. It grows best in semi-shaded positions in damp parts of the house. These can include rooms where you use a lot of water, like the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room.

The spider plant is considered one of the most adaptable houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions.

Tip browning is a major issue that I would expect to see. For best results, place them in bright, indirect light and they will thrive.

This is a popular houseplant due to its waxy leaves and larger than life appearance.

As a domesticated houseplant, rubber plants grow between six and 10 feet tall. This plant grows best in a well-lit location out of direct sunlight.