Fill Your Living Space with Houseplants

Here at Wasson Nursery, the Greenhouse is open, and we are ready to assist you in selecting the perfect houseplants! Filling your home with houseplants can offer a variety of benefits, both aesthetic and practical. Here are some reasons why you might consider incorporating houseplants into your living space:

 

Improved Indoor Air Quality:

Houseplants can help purify the air by absorbing toxins and releasing oxygen through the process of photosynthesis. Some plants are particularly effective at removing common indoor pollutants.

Enhanced Mood and Well-being:

Studies have suggested that interacting with nature, even in the form of indoor plants, can positively impact mental health. Houseplants can create a calming and relaxing environment, reducing stress and anxiety. The act of nurturing and watching your plants grow can also bring a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Natural Humidifiers:

Many houseplants release moisture during transpiration, which can help increase humidity levels in your home. This can be especially beneficial in dry indoor environments, contributing to respiratory health and skin hydration.

Aesthetic Appeal:

Houseplants add a touch of nature and greenery to your living space, enhancing its visual appeal. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, allowing you to personalize your decor and create a more inviting atmosphere. At Wasson Nursery, we also offer a variety of pots and containers. Your houseplants  can be placed in different types of containers and arranged creatively to suit your taste.

Connection with Nature:

Having plants in your home can help foster a sense of connection with the natural world, even if you live in an urban environment. Caring for plants provides a hands-on way to engage with nature on a daily basis.

Productivity and Concentration:

Some research suggests that the presence of plants in indoor spaces can improve concentration and productivity. This is often referred to as the "biophilia hypothesis," which suggests that humans have an innate tendency to seek connections with nature.

Reduced Background Noise:

Some houseplants can help absorb and muffle background noise, contributing to a quieter and more peaceful living environment.

 

While houseplants can offer numerous benefits, it's essential to choose plants that suit your lifestyle and the conditions of your home, considering factors such as light levels, humidity, and maintenance requirements.

Stop by today and visit with one of our Wasson Nursery Greenhouse Specialists to select your next houseplant. Here are some popular houseplants along with their general growing requirements to get you started: 

 

 

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata):

Light: Low to bright, indirect light; tolerant of low light conditions.
Water: Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Special Considerations: Known for air-purifying properties.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum):

Light: Indirect light; can tolerate some shade.
Water: Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Special Considerations: Produces offshoots. Great for hanging baskets, providing a cascading effect.

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum):

Light: Low to moderate light; can tolerate indirect sunlight.
Water: Allow soil to dry out between waterings.
Special Considerations: Easy to propagate; good for beginners. Versatile and can be placed on shelves, tables, or allowed to cascade from hanging baskets.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia):
Light: Low to moderate, indirect light.
Water: Allow soil to dry out between waterings.
Special Considerations: Tolerant of low light and drought conditions.

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller):

Light: Bright, indirect light.
Water: Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Special Considerations: Succulent; known for soothing gel inside leaves.

Monstera (Monstera deliciosa):
Light: Bright, indirect light; can tolerate Lower light conditions.
Water: Keep soil consistently moist; allow the top inch to dry before watering.
Special Considerations: Known for its unique split leaves.

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata):

Light: Bright, indirect light.
Water: Keep soil consistently moist, but not soggy.
Special Considerations: Large, fiddle-shaped leaves.
 
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica):
Light: Moderate to bright, indirect light.
Water: Allow soil to dry out between waterings.
Special Considerations: Can grow into a tall tree-like structure.

Jade Plant (Crassula ovata):

Light: Bright, indirect light.
Water: Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Special Considerations: Succulent; often used in bonsai.

   

Remember to consider the specific light and care requirements of each plant when arranging them in your living space. Rotate plants occasionally to ensure all sides receive adequate light, and pay attention to their individual needs for watering and humidity. With proper care, your houseplants can thrive and contribute to a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing home environment.

Each Wasson Nursery location offers a variety of houseplant choices as well as pots, soil, and other items needed to care for your new plant.

Stop by to see us.