No home is complete without refreshing, luscious greenery. Just walk into a space filled with happy plants, and your mood instantly becomes uplifted. Any home adorned with houseplants is healthier, fresher, more colourful and vibrant. They are especially important for small and confined spaces where air can’t circulate that much because they produce fresh oxygen and clean the air naturally. If the reason you haven’t included houseplants in your home is because you consider yourself lacking a green thumb, or are too busy to tend to their needs, read on for encouragement on how you can keep houseplants happy and boost health and happiness in your home.
If you’ve ever had problems keeping plants fresh and alive, you might want to consider an alternative solution this time – modern self watering planters. Between your packed work schedule and your private life, it’s easy to forget watering the mini jungles in your home. But these planters have a smart, self-sufficient design, allowing them to go on for weeks without being watered. How does this sorcery work?
When you pour water into modern self watering planters, it goes straight to a special reservoir. The reservoir has a special cover which allows water to be dispersed into the soil gradually and evenly. This system significantly minimizes seepage and prevents water from evaporating easily. People who travel a lot might find these planters especially useful because they allow them to go on not watering the plants for weeks on end, depending on the type of plant, soil and temperature conditions.
If you’ve ever wanted a vegetable garden, but you aren’t able to have one because you live in an apartment or your yard hasn’t got enough space for it, self watering planters can prove to be a dream come true. In order to grow properly, many vegetables growing on stalks, such as tomatoes, need to have strong roots to support them. In the case of garden plants, the roots can draw natural moisture from underground water basins at all times, but with potted plants consistent moisture is impossible. When you water potted plants, the top layer gets the biggest amount of water while the roots receive the smallest fraction of it. But in self-watering planters, the water goes straight to the bottom, and the roots are the first to receive it. The constant supply of moisture stimulates roots to grow.
Another selling point of modern self watering planters is their sleek, elegant design. They usually come in smooth, rectangular shapes and in neutral colours that can complement any living space. A beautiful colour for any modern planter is white – it provides contrast with the greenery planted in it, allowing it to visually pop out. In any case, you should carefully think through the look of your planters because in the home, planters are also a decorative statements. When in doubt, a timeless, minimalistic model is always a good choice.