Many people associate a relaxing vacation with the carefree, laid-back vibe of the tropics, which is why adding tropical plants to your home can help you create a soothing vibe and a bit of paradise to your home. If you can’t escape to the tropics, or anywhere else green and relaxing anytime soon, then begin making your own in-home tropical paradise now – no tickets required.
The Best Plants for Transforming Your Home into a Retreat
The beautiful long-blooming orchid grows in a variety of colors and shapes and is fairly easy to care for. For an exotic look with dramatic and vibrant colors, then place several orchids around your home.
The Dracaena Janet Craig plant is a grand, luxurious plant that flourishes indoors in low light conditions. Its magnificent abundant green leaves spring from the top of each stem making it a real attention grabber.
Bird of Paradise
Considered tropical royalty, the Bird of Paradise is a grand and vibrant green plant with large, glossy leaves. Under the right conditions, they can grow up to six feet indoors. Their wide, arching leaves and high stems make a striking, yet elegant statement in your abode.
A tropical plant that is growing in popularity, the Pineapple Plant is part of the Bromeliad family, therefore it’s great at purifying the air and eliminating harmful toxins. Its long leaves and full shape will give your space an enjoyable exotic touch.
For something else that’s exotic and also has a touch of whimsy, pick up a Frizzle Sizzle plant. The albuca spiralis plant is a succulent native to South Africa and produces long and narrow spiral-tipped leaves that resemble a corkscrew. The Frizzle Sizzle grows best in full sunlight and when it blooms, the yellow flowers have a lightly sweet, pleasant fragrance.
Include Large Indoor Plants For a Real Tropical Feel
No matter your style preference, large indoor plants offer exceptional living decor for any home. Stuffing corners and empty areas with abundant greenery healthy, soothing, and beautiful, too. Make a statement and go big with a Ficus Tree, Bamboo Palm, Fiddle Leaf Fig, Schefflera, or Corn Plant. Loads of greenery will freshen your air and your spirit — just like if you were in the tropics.
If your floor space is already full with plants and you want even more greenery, then think high – and add some plants at eye level with hanging planters. In fact, small containers of plants can be arranged on shelves, staircases, counters, window sills, or their own individual tables. Surrounding yourself with living green plants and flowers within your living space is a great way to relax, destress, and feel like you are inhabiting in a tropical paradise.
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