Take good care of your house plants and they’ll take care of you too. Science says they boost well-being, reduce stress and help with creativity. Give love back to your plants by following these simple tips.
Surround yourself with decorative plants and watch yourself bloom. Straight from our interior designers and creatives, these easy-to-do tips will make your home a lush oasis in no time.
It’s easy to liven up any indoor or outdoor space with planters from IKEA. Our range includes planters than can bring a natural freshness and vibrancy into your home. Want to add a splash of colour to your balcony or decorate your patio with garden planters? You could line your windowsill with leafy succulents. Decorating a space with flowers is never a bad idea either. If you want to make a real statement, show off your most prized plant on a pedestal in one of our stylish pots or planters.
Most of our plants are already potted, which makes them easier to move over into a larger decorative pot or flower box. We also have growing kits if you want to try sprouting fresh veggies or herbs straight from your kitchen. Just don’t forget the watering can! If taking care of plants isn’t your strong point, we have convincing artificial plants for any part of your home.
The first step is to get your plant ready for planting. Carefully remove your new leafy family member from its plastic pot by pulling it off or cutting it open. To help your plant branch out more easily in its new home, make sure to gently tease out the roots.
Next, you need to prepare the soil, as well as your pot or planter. If you’re using a large planter with a drainage hole, place a few stones or a few pieces at the bottom of it to prevent any soil from escaping. Pour a layer of soil into your planter and add some compost to your soil for extra nutrition.
Then, it’s time to plant. Pop your plant into the pot and surround it with soil, while making sure to leave a 2.5cm gap at the top of your pot. Lastly, grab your watering can to soak the soil and help settle any pockets of air. You can also add a little more compost if you think it’s needed.
It takes a lot of plants to completely purify the air around you. They do absorb gases and give off oxygen, but you’d need to fill your whole home from top to bottom to make any difference.
However, indoor plants can help to improve our health in other ways. They bring calming freshness, relaxing scents and have the ability to lift our mood in an instant.