Who does not like to decorate their house, whereas if there are plants in the house, then the beauty of the house gets four moons. Plants not only look good, but they also make the atmosphere of the house pleasant. Along with this, research also says that indoor plants also make the air of our house pure. But planting and taking care of plants at home is also an art. There are many such small things, keeping in mind that you can bring greenery inside your house, like planting money plant in the house.
Ankita Rai from Lucknow lives in one such house, which she has decorated with many indoor and outdoor plants. Although Ankita says, “There is no such thing as indoor plants in nature, plants naturally grow in open spaces and outdoors. But there are some plants, which grow under a big tree and they do not even need much sunlight to grow. We can easily plant such plants at home. Planting a money plant in the house is the best example of this.
At his house, you will see many plants in the walls, bedrooms and stairs of the house. Ankita has been doing indoor gardening for the last three years and is setting up a money plant at home. The Better India Talking to TOI, he said, “Decorating the house with plants is the easiest and cheapest way. At the same time, it also makes your home beautiful.
how to make such a beautiful house
Ankita has always been passionate about home decorating and art and craft. She says, “I used to decide what cushion covers would be installed in the house during my childhood.” She also did business of handmade jewelry for about six years after marriage. However, his interest in gardening increased after the birth of his son Miransh in 2017. He told that to the guests who came on Miransh’s first birthday, we had given plants as a gift. For this, he himself had prepared about 100 pots.
Ankita says, “I learned to plant saplings from my grandmother and I wanted to teach this to my son too. What I liked the most was that Miransh also likes plants. Whenever I do gardening, he stays with me.” Ankita first started by setting up a money plant at home. Today you will see 60 to 70 money plant plants in his house. Which they have planted in different places, some in hanging pots, some in rooms inside the house. “Since they are easy to install and look beautiful, I prefer to have money plants at home,” she says.
Apart from this, he also likes to plant plants like Philodendron, Syngonium, Monstera.
Home decor art made famous
Says Ankita, “In March 2019, I started uploading some photos of my plants and house on my Instagram account. People really liked the decor of my house. People would appreciate the plants in my house, especially everyone loved the money plant in my house and the décor of my bedroom.”
Gradually many people started joining them in Instagram. After just a year, he got an opportunity to campaign for the product of online shopping platform Myntra. After this, he has campaigned for the products of many big brands like Pepperfry, Amazon, Flipkart. Ankita says, “I never thought that I would get money for this hobby of mine.” She now also conducts online workshops where she teaches people about plant maintenance.
Important things related to indoor garden
How to take care of indoor plants
Ankita explains, “The most basic things related to plants are sunlight and water, which, if taken care of properly, make it easy to plant. Before planting indoor plants, keep these things in mind-
You should keep plants in such a place in the house, where there is at least five to six hours of sunlight. For this, stairs can be used near the windows.
There is no exact time to water the plants, you should water according to the need of the plants. Water only when the soil is dry. Plants die from too much water.
For proper growth of plants, potting mix of 50% coco pit, organic compost with 50% soil can be used. At the same time, keep in mind that there should be air space in the soil in the pot, as well as use only local soil.
Some plants, such as ferns, grow in moist places such as a waterfall, river or pond. Such plants need more moisture. For this you can use a water spray bottle, and spray water with it a couple of times a day, which will give moisture to the leaves of the plants. Take care that the water does not reach the soil.
When buying plants, know which plants will need how much sunlight, then plant accordingly.
Ankita says, “If you plant two-three plants together at one place, they grow well. This also helps the plants retain moisture.”
So what is the delay, you should also include some plants in your home decor and see how the look of your house changes.
You can contact Ankita on her Instagram page for indoor plant and home decor tips.
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