Houseplants are an extension of your garden. Creating a garden inside your house filled with flowering houseplants will make your home look beautiful and improve your quality of life. Research has shown that, in an average room, just two or three houseplants will enhance air quality, pump feel-good oxygen back into the air and reduce stress. Fill your house with the lush greenery and flowers of the houseplants you find in our garden centre.
Not only do indoor plants make your home look good, but they've been shown to boost your mood, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants. They are making for a healthier, happier you and a better home.
Why buy indoor plants?
Indoor plants don't just look good—they can make us feel good, too. Studies have shown that indoor plants:
- Help clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity & producing oxygen
- Are therapeutic to care for (it's true when we say plants make people happy)
- Boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity
- Reduce your stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds
At Rushfields, our specialists can help you pick out the Indoor plants that fit your wishes and home. Do you already know which plants will complete your Urban jungle? Look at our webshop and order your next Indoor plant(s) quickly and safely online!
How to take care of your Indoor plants
Most indoor plants in Poynings don't need constant attention to stay healthy and beautiful. Other than remembering to water them, we have plenty of easy-care houseplants that will only need a little maintenance a few times each year. When you step in and do some pruning or snip away a few leaves that are starting to turn yellow, at Rushfields, we have everything you need to take care of your indoor plants.
When and how to water your houseplant
Are you still anxious to kill your plant by giving it too much or too little water? Here is how to make sure that your plant stays alive. First, remember that the potting soil should be moist, not wet. Stick your finger in the ground to determine if your plant needs water. If the soil feels damp, there is no need to water your plant. If it feels dry, watering is necessary. Make sure your pot has good drainage by choosing one with holes in the bottom. Thus, redundant water can flow away. Do you want more advice on taking care of your houseplants? Visit our garden centre and ask our staff for more information.
Tips to keep your indoor plants lush and healthy
- Watering your indoor houseplants
Overwatering is one of the most common causes of houseplant death. If you're unsure how much water to give your plants, it's better to keep them on the dry side than give them too much moisture. In general, plants grown in well-drained soil in an appropriate-size container should only be watered when the top 0.5 to 1 inch of soil feels dry. Cacti and succulents need less water. Flowering plants usually need slightly more.
- Fertilising your Indoor plants
During the short days of fall and winter, most houseplants don't need much, if any, fertiliser. Most houseplants put on a growth spurt in spring and summer, so this is the best time to fertilise them. Follow the label directions to know how much plant food to use.
- Remove dust from your plants
It might sound silly, but it might do your plants a world of good if you regularly dust them off. For plants with smooth leaves, you can use a cloth to wipe away any dust that collects on leaves gently. Not only does this improve your plant's appearance, but it'll help it to soak up more light.
- Prune your indoor houseplants
The main reasons for indoor pruning plants are to make them look better and keep them from getting too large. Cutting overgrown indoor plants back to 4 to 6 inches tall with a pruning scissor helps rejuvenate them.
- Remove dying leaves from your indoor plants
Trim faded flowers from your plants to encourage more blooms and help prevent disease problems. While you're at it, be sure to remove yellow, brown, or withered leaves. It's a good idea to wipe off the blades of your pruners with rubbing alcohol before moving on to a different plant to avoid spreading any pests and diseases.
Buy indoor plants at Rushfields
Come and see all the green, flowering and other unique indoor plants at Rushfields Plant Centre. There is an indoor plant for everyone. Make your plant complete with the proper nutrition, pot and soil and brighten the dark winter days! Please visit us in Poynings, Sussex.