Indoor plants in old kitchen utensils
Instead of leaving your old pots, pans, cups, strainers and ladles in a "for free" box on your doorstep, you could try something new and simply plant them. You won't regret it, because the unusual pots are a real eye-catcher and will definitely cause a stir! If you don't have such planters at home, a visit to the flea market will do (or simply loot other "For Free" boxes).
Air plants as bathroom decoration and dehumidifier
Admittedly, so-called air plants are something exotic. These very easy-care plants do without soil. They are usually found in warm humid tropical areas near the equator. In order to meet these requirements, they must therefore be sprayed with a little water from time to time. But let's be honest: Who doesn't love an extra-hot shower, after which the moisture just wafts through the bathroom. Win win situation! The air plants get their money's worth and you have an ecologically valuable and sustainable dehumidifier that also looks super cool. However, this decoration idea only works in bathrooms with daylight, because like all plants, air plants need light to thrive!
Toxic green moss wallpaper: indoor plants with a difference
If you're new to wall planting, you're definitely missing out. For a long time now, indoor plants have not only been standing horizontally in their small terracotta pots, they are now also thriving vertically. You can order sets for such wall plantings online. There are many advantages of such a planting, you can plant your interior or your exterior facades. The plants clean the air of pollutants, swallow up a lot of noise and raise the mood immensely, because you can show off with a wall like this!
Extra tip: The whole thing is also available as an artificial plant version. It doesn't need any maintenance, but it gathers dust much faster and doesn't do anything for the indoor climate or the global climate in general.
Plants in picture frames: simply made by yourself
If you love plants but absolutely don't have a green thumb, it might be worth taking a long walk and picking some plants from the side of the trail. You can then press and frame them at home with a plant press or with books. There are no limits to your creativity: whether it's clean in a white frame or arranged as a bouquet or pattern, it's guaranteed to look great. Try a transparent glass frame for a very special look.
Space is tight, a new book has already been bought and the little cactus has to go. Luckily there is the curtain rod and the hook in the wall from the previous tenant. Because: Plants can also be hung up. This not only saves space on shelves and tables, but also looks good. You can make the brackets yourself: crocheted, knitted or knotted, a hanging swing for the pot is quickly made. For the less gifted, a simple knot is enough to keep the pot from falling off the ceiling. If you prefer not to take any risks, you can also purchase the corresponding devices online!
Biotope in the glass
If you have patience and a knack for greenery, then this cool interior decoration idea is recommended. If you do everything right, your mini garden in the glass hardly needs any additional water, but forms its own climate, it is enough if you spray the small garden with water from time to time. To set it up, you'll need a sterile jar, sterile soil (store-bought soil straight out of the box), sterile rocks, crushed charcoal for nutrients, and a few undemanding microclimate-adapted plants such as mosses and ferns. All ingredients should be purchased and not collected to ensure no unwanted organisms enter the system. Such a mini garden is also a great gift idea! And if you don't dare to design it yourself: You can also buy such gardens in a glass ready-made.
Trees instead of succulents
Anyone can do cactus! Why not just bring a tree into the house.
In order to grow a tree in the house, however, you have to consider a few things: A tree needs a lot more soil and a much larger pot than an ordinary houseplant, so a tree in the room can be quite a difficult matter. So make sure that your floor can withstand such a weight. When choosing the tree, you have to keep in mind that it is fairly warm and light in your apartment all year round. Native tree species, for example, need a winter break when they need cold and a certain amount of darkness. So it is best to choose a tree species from warmer climates that does not lose its leaves in autumn. The possibilities are endless and best of all, some tree species have beautiful flowers or even bear edible fruit! If that's not a reason to immediately put a tree in your room. Don't worry: the amount of soil and pot will limit the growth of the tree. If there is a lack of nutrients and no more room for the roots, the tree will not grow indefinitely.
Vegetables from the living room
Did you know that you can also plant your own vegetables and herbs in the living room? It's not strictly a decoration idea, but it's pretty cool and still looks great! Here, too, it must be noted that a raised bed with the corresponding volume weighs a few kilos, so it is better to find out beforehand whether your soil can withstand this load! Luckily, such beds are also available in a practical mini format.
Vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini, peppers or onions also thrive in the climate of your home and you are not dependent on the weather! So you can also harvest fresh peppers in January. The organic waste from your plants can be turned into new fertilizer with a mini compost, so you maintain the nutrient cycle of your raised bed! For the less courageous: a raised bed is also great on the balcony!
You can find the right FARBIO® organic fertilizer for vegetable plants in our online shop. This natural and selected active ingredient immediately helps with the development and growth of your vegetables and ensures an intense taste.