Top Five Friday
5 Plants to Make Your New Home Feel Cozy and Alive
So you just moved in your new home, and you’re mostly done emptying the packed boxes. You’re looking around the fresh new space, the bright light around you, and you say to yourself: “oh, how pretty would it be to add plants here”. So you get on your laptop, browsing Google and reading on plants and their care specifications. There is just so much to choose from; you don’t know which ones would suit you and your lifestyle perfectly.
Luckily, this week’s Top Five Friday is 5 recommendations of house plants that are ideal for people like us (read: who want plants, but don’t really know where to start).
This plant is one of the best ones for homes, due to their easy care and durability. It thrives in medium to low light conditions, and enjoys moderate watering (not too much, nor too little). We love its variations of green, and it seems to us like it is the perfect size. Undeniably, it will make your new home happy.
The Yucca plant is the perfect indoor focal point, thanks to its height and original look. Try to place it in a partially shaded area of bright lighting, as indirect light is preferred for a better leaf color. The Yucca does not require a lot of water and is even somewhat drought tolerant. However, this does not mean that you should just forget about it and leave it dry! It needs to be taken care of, just like any other living thing. 🙂
The English Ivy is ideal for indoors, as it grows long and lush, bringing a touch of the outdoors inside. These plants l-o-v-e light, so feel free to hang them by the window. For water, they slightly prefer being on the dry side, so make sure you let the soil dry out before watering it again
The botanic name for the ZZ plant is Zamioculcas zamiifolia. It is reputed to be a slow-growing houseplant; it’ll grow slower in low lights conditions and when the temperature is cooler. For this plant to look its best, medium light is key. It should not be overwatered, as it tends to store the water and manage it quite well itself. Watering your ZZ plant every two weeks in the summer is a good way to go.
If you’re patient enough to grow your own, Rubber plants that are young when you buy them adapt better to indoor living. They grow to impressive heights throughout the years, making them the perfect additions to home decor. They love bright, indirect sunlight, and prefer being kept moist. With this in mind, you might have to mist them with water every once in a while.
For many, last Wednesday (July 1st) was Moving Day. We hope everything went on smoothly and safely. Unpacking boxes isn’t really fun, except maybe if it’s a sofa-in-a-box… But other than that, moving in to someplace new is always stressful and brings on a whole lot of other emotions. We wish you the best in your new home, and we hope you get cozey soon enough!
Top Five Friday
Every Friday, we release a Top 5 of things we hope will make your life a bit simpler and better. After all, that’s what Cozey stands for. See you next Friday!