Looking for indoor plants to bring happiness into your home? You’ll find a wide range of indoor plants in our garden centre in Spruce Grove. Large green plants, a playful hanging plant, air-purifying plants or flowering plants. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you can find it in our garden centre. Plants that are easy to care for, shade-lovers or fast growers. Our knowledgeable staff is here to advise you on the best indoor plants for your home and everything you need to enjoy your new plants for as long as possible. Have a look at our pots and planters to complete the look. Visit our garden centre in Spruce Grove and find all you need to add some green happiness to your home.
Green indoor plants are popular
Indoor plants literally come in all shapes and sizes and have been popular for years due to the many advantages they bring into our homes. One of many is that green indoor plants can purify the air in your home and are natural stress reducers. Come enjoy the many different kinds of green indoor plants in our garden centre. The most popular varieties are:
- Philodendron: a highly popular indoor plant with long, heart-shaped leaves. This plant remains a medium size, making it perfect for all kinds of living areas.
- You must have seen the beautiful big leaves of the green Monstera before. These leaves are responsible for this plant’s nickname: the Swiss Cheese plant. This plant is also very easy to care for, making it the perfect choice for any green-lover.
- The Alocasia plant stands out in a group of green indoor plants. Its leaves with carved edges give it a somewhat exotic look. This plant is available in different sizes.
- A popular mid-sized indoor plant is the Calathea. This plant is characterised by its oval-shaped leaves that have wavy edges. Many plants in the Calathea family have bicolor leaves: green on top, reddish pink on the bottom. The Calathea is a green indoor plant that also brings a pop of colour.
- If you are looking for a more joyful option, we recommend the Anthurium. This plant is known for its slim stems that end with a colourful flower. The Anthurium is available in different colours.
- The Syngonium plants are smaller indoor plants that, thanks to their size, fit in any home. Its unusually shaped leaves make it easily recognisable.
Succulents and Cacti
Cacti and succulents have been popular indoor plants for years. The main reason for their steady popularity is the fact that they are low-maintenance, easy-care plants. If you’re the type of person that cannot seem to keep their plants alive, a cactus might be the solution. Nowadays, cacti and succulents are not only chosen out of comfort but also because they complete a certain look in your home. The botanic interior trend is beautifully complemented with cacti and succulents. Curious to know which varieties are the most popular? Have a look at our top 5:
- The Aloe Vera has increased in popularity. At first because of the exotic look and shape of its leaves, but nowadays also because this plant is widely represented in beauty products.
- Echeveria is a smaller succulent with a unique rose-like shape. This plant comes in many different colours and varieties.
- The Haworthia is another type of small succulent that stands out thanks to its elongated, striped leaves. The Haworthia gives off an elegant vibe, making it a popular addition to many homes.
- The Opuntia, also known as ‘bunny ears’, is maybe the most common cactus we know. It’s often featured as the standard cactus in movies and television shows.
- Sansevieria, also known as ‘Mother-in-Law’s tongue’, sets itself apart from other succulents thanks to its elongated, flat ironed leaves that colour all shades of green..
Care indoor plants
It’s important to know how to care for your indoor plants. The right care will increase the lifespan of your indoor plants and allow you to enjoy them for as long as possible. We have summarised some common misconceptions when it comes to caring for indoor plants and give you alternatives on how to go about it.
- Many people water their plants with cold tap water. But, this is always a good idea. Some indoor plants simply need a better cocktail. We advise you to use rain or natural water which has higher levels of minerals and nutrients.
- Sometimes it's difficult to judge the amount of water your plant needs. When it is said that the plant needs a lot of water, you have to make sure the soil is always at least damp. An average amount of water means the soil is allowed to dry up in between watering. A plant that needs little water can easily survive in dry soil for long periods of time.
- Indoor plants that require a lot of natural sunlight are best placed in front of a window. Do mind the direction of the window. A south-facing window catches a lot more sunlight than a north-facing window.
- Is your indoor plant growing too much or developing brown leaves? In this case, pruning is an option. But, pruning is best and only done in spring, summer and autumn. During winter, most plants enjoy a period of rest in which the cut wounds can heal properly.
- Indoor plants are very good at obtaining their nutrients from the soil they’re in. This makes it unnecessary to provide them with extra food. But, if you want to give your plants a boost of nutrients and minerals you can choose to purchase special plant food and add it to the pot. But, only do so during the growth of the plant which often is in spring or summer.
- Fertilizing your indoor plants is best done during the period between March and October. Make sure to never use more product then advised. Over-fertilizing your plants can damage the roots and kill your plants.
Visit our garden centre for our full range of indoor plants
Find all you need for a greener home in our garden centre in Spruce Grove. Do you have questions about our assortment? Visit our garden centre or contact us. We would love to help you!