There has been something of a houseplant revolution over the last year and half. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, more and more people have discovered the joys of owning and caring for houseplants.
As well as adding greenery to your home, research has shown that they are great for health and wellbeing, as they can improve air quality, boost your mood, reduce stress and increase productivity – great for those working from home or for students heading to university this September! Adding houseplants to your home can enhance your workspace, bring calm to your kitchen, or give some Zen to your student accommodation. Houseplants can also change the look and feel of your room, making it appear bigger, warmer and more inviting.
Whether you want a small succulent, a stunning Swiss Cheese plant, a cute Cactus or a dramatic Dracaena, there’s a houseplant that’s perfect for you. But don’t just stop at one – why not transform your home into a green oasis or create an indoor urban jungle! If you’re not sure what to choose then some popular houseplant trends include:
- Bold foliage – as seen on the Rubber Plant, Dracaena Marginata and Swiss Cheese Plant
- Attractive textures and colours – of the Weeping Fig and Monstera Obliqua
- Flowering houseplants – such as the Peace Lily or Orchids
- Small succulents – Aloe Vera & Cacti are very popular
Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres commented; “It is great to see customers enjoying houseplants and embracing them into their lifestyle, as tending to plants can have such a positive impact on your mood and wellbeing. Cacti and succulents are particularly popular at the moment, as are large statement foliage plants which add gorgeous greenery to any room.”
To help boost your mood even more Squire’s Garden Centres has 15% off all houseplants from 1-30 September 2021. Shop in-store or online (for local delivery) using code HP15 at the online checkout.