Being out in nature is a great way to relieve stress and unwind, but if you can’t get out as often as you’d like, then bring the green in and create our own relaxing oasis with plants of all shapes and sizes in your home. Science has proven the many health benefits of plants which include stress reduction, enhanced creativity, and increased productivity. For the best selection of plants to get you started on your personal tropical oasis, read more below.
Use Plants to Create an Indoor Tropical Oasis
The Parlor Palm is terrific at improving indoor air quality. A low maintenance plant, this lush plant has rich green leaves that are slender and slightly arched. With proper care, the Parlor Palm can last for many, many years.
A unique tropical beauty, the Snake Plant can grow up to 12 feet in height. Its wonderful sword-shaped leaves are dark green with variegated white and yellow striping which adds interesting drama. The Snake Plant is also one of the best plants for filtering air and releasing oxygen at night.
A tree-like plant, the Rubber Plant has waxy, dark green, and very large leaves which definitely makes a statement. A complement to any room or decor, this plant can grow between six and ten feet tall.
It may not bring you wealth, but this gorgeous lush tree will certainly add vitality to your home. Its braided trunk and glossy leaves make it a popular houseplant.
If you’re looking for a plant with a little more color and drama, then the Croton plant is a great choice. Often grown outside in tropical climates, this hardy plant also makes a great houseplant. Their leaves come in a wide variety of shapes and color with streaks of yellow, red, pink, black, cream, or orange running through them.
This fabulously striking plant is actually not a tree or a palm, but a succulent. Its bulbous trunk stores water while its long, slender hair-like leaves sprout out from the top of the trunk like a ponytail.
Fragrant Indoor Plants to for Your Tropical Oasis
To truly feel like you’ve brought the outside in, be sure to include plants with fragrant leaves or blossoms. Plants such as rosemary, mint, verbena, and bee balm have scented leaves, while lavender, jasmine, gardenia, and geraniums have scented blooms.
When creating your indoor oasis, think about your entire space. If you’ve run out of floor space, put plants on some shelves, or stairs, windowsills, and counters. Group plants of different sizes together to create an exciting lush area. For any plants that may be harmful to pets, place them in a hanging planter. The goal is to green up your space and reap the benefits of having a little slice of tropical paradise in your home.
Here at Casas Adobes Flower Shop, we have a wonderful selection of plants for you to choose from or to send to someone as living plants make the perfect gift!