Biophilic design is a concept that seeks to connect individuals more closely with nature. Derived from the word “biophilia” to mean “the passionate love of life and of all that is alive”, this design concept is meant to meld elements of nature with your space. Incorporating features like skylights, green walls, or water fountains are just some of the ways of bringing this concept to life.
You don’t necessarily need to compromise on your budget or style; even a few indoor plants will do wonders to your design scheme. Here are some great suggestions - especially for plant newbies!
The Areca palm, also known as the bamboo palm is an indoor plant that’s suitable for beginners as it is relatively affordable and easy to maintain. Needing little sunlight to survive, this plant thrives best with moderate watering and a monthly application of fertiliser for nutrients to give it that healthy look.
A great addition in any indoor setting, add this to your living or work space for a refreshing biophilic look.
Famous for its air purifying properties, Snake plants have become a common sight in homes and offices - especially since our battle through several lockdowns. Also known as Sansevieria trifasciata, these plants are great in an indoor settings as they fare well in low-light as well as direct sunlight spaces and require little water to survive.
Not only that, these plants hardly ever get infested and do not require frequent repotting. Talk about low maintenance!
The Money plant or Jade plant has commonly been associated with good luck. This comes from the popular belief that it brings prosperity to the home or business, hence its quirky name. The humble Money plant is pretty easy to care for, too!
Just place it away from direct sunlight and watch it flourish. An ideal plant for beginners and looks great in any home or work setting.
The Calathea is another excellent indoor plant known for its unique foliage of green and striped patterned leaves that come in a wide range of colours, depending on the species.
Calatheas are great decorative plants but need to be placed away from direct sunlight as this would cause the plant’s vivid colours to fade.
The exotic Philodendron is easy to keep with minimal watering of about once a week. These hardy plants are low-maintenance and will still have that evergreen look, requiring little care and attention but don't neglect if of your love and kindness!
Aside from that, Philodendrons also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns. So, finding one that fits into any indoor setting would be a walk in the park.
Need a splash of colour? Get a Chinese Evergreen! This indoor plant usually comes in accents of pink, cream, or red with marbling of white or silver on its leaves. Caring for the Chinese Evergreen plant is simple and really brightens a dim corner with its bright colours. A beautiful plant that develops slowly in low-light and requires minimal watering makes this plant suitable for a plant-parent newbie keen for a biophilic interior.
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