There is nothing like being outdoors in a tropical paradise to unwind and de-stress, but since a lot of us spend so many hours indoors, we often do not reap the healthy benefits of being in nature. The perfect solution is to bring the best of the tropics to your home! Design your own slice of tropical paradise by adding tropical plants and flowers to your home.
Enjoy the Relaxing Allure of the Tropics with These Plants
This luxurious plant with rich, green leaves is a charming addition to any room. Its slender, arched leaves are refined yet create a look of abundance. The Parlor Palm is a long-lasting plant with proper care and excellent at enhancing indoor air quality.
A stunning and exotic plant, the stiff vertical leaves of the Snake Plant are formed liked swords and have yellow and white mottled striping against a darker green color. It is unique in that it releases oxygen at night and filters the air making it a great plant for the bedroom.
Its big, waxy dark green leaves make the Rubber Plant stand out from other plants. If cared for properly, it will grow very tall indoors – up 10 feet. With a look of abundance and its dark green color, the Rubber Plant is a fabulous addition to any room.
Often given as a gift to bring wealth to the recipient, the Money Tree has lustrous, rich green leaves and a braided trunk. It may not directly produce wealth, but it definitely brings a certain vitality to any room. It is also cherished for its air-purifying abilities.
For added drama and color amongst all the greenery in your tropical oasis, pick up a Croton plant. A hardy houseplant, its leaves are stunning with their colors of red, orange, pink, yellow, black, and green. Besides the color variety, the leaves vary from short to long, straight or wavy. This is one plant sure to brighten any dark corner.
An amusing green plant that looks like something from a Dr. Suess book, the Ponytail Palm is neither a palm nor a tree. It’s a succulent! Water is stored in its bulbous trunk. Its slender, hair-like leaves sprout from the top of the trunk and flow down in a fashion similar to a ponytail.
Fragrant Plants to Incorporate into Your Tropical Oasis
Having pleasing aromas along with soothing greenery in your home will definitely make you feel like you are in a tropical resort. Pick plants that have scented leaves or fragrant blooms, such as gardenia, jasmine, lavender, rosemary, mint, or verbena.
To prevent your indoor tropical oasis from looking too cluttered, consider the entire space of your home and not just floor space. Plants can be located on shelves, counters, windowsills, or stairs. You can also put them in hanging planters to free up floor space and to keep them away from pets. The intent is to surround yourself with greenery in an orderly manner to produce a soothing and relaxing environment. Keep plants well-trimmed and pruned so they always appear healthy and so you won’t need a machete to get from your living room to your kitchen.
Get started on your blissful tropical paradise now by checking out Boyd’s Flowers great selection of plants. Or, gift a plant to someone you love to add a little bliss to their lives.