We’ve put together a list of indoor plants suitable for thriving in your garden room or conservatory.
Bringing plants into your home not only looks beautiful, but has also been scientifically proven to help boost our mood, reduce stress and clean the air around us.
It will also follow this year’s colour and interior theme; ‘Greenery’. Pantone announced it as colour of the year for 2017 whilst interior companies have been encouraging us to bring more nature into our homes.
Floral plants that will survive the indoors
Stephanotis floribunda has glossy deep green leaves and a fragrant blossom that emerges during May to October. It will thrive in your garden room, requiring minimal watering during winter that increases to fortnightly feeds between April and October.
Bougainvillea will brighten your garden room with its magenta petals. These tropical climbers need a large space and regular upkeep but you will be rewarded with a stunning display during summer and autumn.
Peace Lillies are a popular choice for your home, with higher light ingress they tend to produce more white spathes and flowers. They are easy to care for and are one of the best plants for cleaning the air.
Orchids can be difficult to grow, you need to choose carefully depending on where you are keeping the plant. Phalaenopsis (moth orchid) will grow well in centrally heated spaces and are the most ideal as houseplants.
Fruit trees and herbs for growing indoors
Citrus trees are desirable for the prospect of growing fresh fruit at home. Lemons, lime quat and kumquats are the most tolerable of British weather. They will need regular feeding and lots of light, so your garden room will be the ideal spot.
Kitchen herbs are the perfect windowsill plant and will fill the space with their fragrant scent. Your garden room will provide the light, warmth and shelter needed. The soil will need to be rich, moist and well-drained to provide you with a lengthy harvest for use in cooking.
Chilli plants will bring greenery and colour to your garden room. You will need to be careful selecting your variety, we recommend smaller chilli pepper plants such as dwarf ornamentals. Your chilli plants will need lots of light and careful watering to keep the soil lightly moist.
Greenery to embrace this year’s interior trend
Succulents such as Echeveria and Aloe Vera are ideal for growing indoors, they require little maintenance, lots of light and a dry climate – the saucer will need draining so it doesn’t sit in water overnight.
Cacti can be striking and appear very unique due to their diverse shapes. They need a small amount of watering, allowing the soil to dry out between each time. They also need fresh air and good ventilation.
Spider plants have beautiful long arched green and yellow leaves and can sometimes produce tiny white flowers during the summer. They are tough indoor plants that are easy to care for, only needing moderate watering to keep the soil moist.