Flowers for the living room - which ones are worth choosing
The living room is the heart of every home - it is a space where we spend time with family, friends and relax after a difficult day. To give it a unique character and an atmosphere of closeness to nature, it is worth considering the introduction of potted plants. Potted flowers not only add charm and colors to our interiors, but also have a positive effect on our well-being and health. Below we will try to tell you what are the currently most fashionable flowers for the living room, how to arrange the interior to integrate both exotic flowers and traditional large potted flowers in the living room, and how to take care of them to enjoy their beauty for many months.
Bringing nature into the living room, i.e. the value of plants in the living space
Contemporary interiors are increasingly connecting with nature, and potted plants are a great way to bring nature into our homes. Flowers for the living room will not only diversify the aesthetics, but also have a great impact on air quality and our well-being. Knowing the right species of potted flowers is therefore crucial to make the choice right and adapted to the prevailing conditions.
When choosing potted flowers for the living room, it is worth paying attention to the amount of available light. Some houseplants require a lot of sunlight, while others do well in places with limited sunlight or where we have soft diffused light. Before buying potted plants, let's think about in which part of the living room we will place them and what lighting conditions prevail there - will there be diffused light, or will the flowers be in more difficult home conditions, in full sun, where dry air and cultivation will require frequent watering.
Therefore, below we have prepared a small cheat sheet for you, where we present several species of flowers that will find each other depending on the prevailing conditions:
- Monstera deliciosa - Expressive exoticism in your interior
- Sansevieria - An easy-care ornament
- Fikus lyrata - Elegance and coziness of the plant
- Spathiphyllum - Air purifier in your living room
- Pachira - Happiness and style in one
- Pepereomia - Delicacy and beauty on the windowsill
- Epipremnum - A multitude of shapes and shades of leaves
- Cacti and succulents - The minimalist charm of nature
- Cut flowers - Variable decoration for various occasions
Large potted plants - Caring for their health and beauty
Choosing the right flowers is just the beginning. Plant care is equally important to maintain their beauty and health - especially if we deal with large potted flowers. Important aspects are primarily regular watering, fertilization, transplanting at the right time and adequate air humidity. Each plant has its own specific needs, so it's worth getting acquainted with the requirements of each species. It is also important whether there will be large potted plants in our living room, which will have their place on the floor, or maybe fashionable hanging flowers, where large sizes can often be quite a challenge.
Practical advice - how to care for large potted flowers in the living room
In order for our flowers to develop properly and give us joy for many years, it is worth following a few basic tips. Below we present some of them:
- Watering: Adjust the frequency of watering according to the needs of the plant and the conditions in the room. Better to water less than too much to avoid root rot.
- Fertilization: Regular fertilization from spring to fall is crucial. Let's choose specialized plant fertilizers adapted to the type of flowers.
- Cleaning the leaves: Regularly sprinkling or gently wiping the leaves with a damp sponge will maintain proper humidity and get rid of dust.
- Repotting: Repotting plants every few years will allow the soil to renew and give the plant adequate space to grow.
What potted flowers to choose for the floor in the living room?
If we have a house or a large apartment with a spacious living room, we do not have to limit ourselves when it comes to plants. Then we can also afford large-sized flowers that will beautifully decorate our space. What can we do in such a situation? These will undoubtedly be:
- Palm trees - we associate them with holidays, the tropics and paradise beaches, so why not bring this atmosphere home as well? Their tropical varieties surprisingly do not tolerate strong sun, so let's provide them with shade or at least partial shade. In the summer, let's not put them on the balcony either. Let's water them quite often, because they like a moist substrate, but also try not to overflow, because they should not stand in water.
- Dracaena - these are one of the most popular plants used in Polish homes. Why? Well, they have many positive features. First of all, they have a great effect on the air quality in the living room, and they have beautiful, large leaves that will decorate any room.
- Ficuses - in this case we have room to show off, because we can choose from many varieties of ficuses. We will find both less and more demanding ones. Those that have patterned leaves should be provided with a sunny place. Let's also protect them from drafts, because then they can lose their leaves. An interesting variety is also the elastic ficus, which has beautiful green leaves and also does not require abundant watering.
What potted plants for the windowsill?
Recently, potted plants, which were fashionable in the 70s, are experiencing a kind of renaissance. In a spectacular way, monsteras, ferns and aromatic geraniums have returned to our windowsills, ridding themselves of their long-forgotten status from school corridors and grandma's flowerbeds. Elegant orchids and resistant succulents are also very popular. So if you are thinking about introducing potted plants to the decor of your living room, we have practical advice for you on the selection of species, appropriate location and care.
Small plants are perfect for the living room windowsill. We can put several pots next to each other or choose a single copy. The key is to match the plant to the amount of available light. Here are a few species that are particularly well adapted to the windowsill:
- Crassula - this is an excellent choice for novice gardeners. Crassula is easy to care for and requires a sunny position. It is also not demanding in terms of watering.
- The coil - is characterized by two important features - it is resistant to drying, and the long leaves effectively clean the air. Sansevieria grows best in a sunny position or in partial shade, but it should not be overwatered.
- Begonia - is a good choice for less sunny windowsills. Begonias are sensitive to temperature changes, so it is worth providing them with a constant temperature and limiting watering during the winter.
- Schefler - this plant tolerates various conditions well, but in the summer it should be sheltered from excessive sunlight. We plant it in a suitable substrate for flowering plants and remember about regular watering.