Being a plant parent is a real thing, and how often do you feel that your UAE home is not getting along with your plant babies? We'll get it sorted for you.
Being a good plant parent is always something to be proud of; something not everyone can do, but being a plant parent in the UAE is being the real boss. To nurture and love your plants in the extreme weather conditions of this nation is no easy job but, true plant lovers, have got that one sorted, finely. Have you?
The weather of the UAE is no new thing to people but if you're someone who loves plants and does not want heartbreak, this one's for you. Yes, it is not every other plant that you can have in your home but there is so much green love waiting for you and your home. Also, does your home have the right furniture to hold your loves? At the same time, make your home look aesthetically pleasing? Buckle up! By the time you finish reading, you are happily going to blow more than a few Dirhams on real greens and flowers.
Houseplants, the epitome of love
You love plants. Almost everyone does. Almost. But it's not just love when it comes to houseplants. There's more to it; you feel calmer and stress-free when you are surrounded by houseplants (it's no joke), and there is room for positivity and creativity - oh, who doesn't want that? Better moods and cleaner air are also the advantages of having houseplants, but in the end, it falls to one factor - LOVE. Absolute love for the wonderful beings these are. Can't beat it.
But love is not enough, is it? We're talking about the UAE and the mercy of our air conditioners and the adaptability of the plants determines their survival. So, before we jump on to styling, let's just pull up a few houseplants that are going to be the perfect fit for your UAE home.
5 House Plants best suited for your UAE Home
The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) - Not so demanding tropical plant which survives rooms with no windows and performs well about 21℃.
Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana) - Not a big fan of the sun but looks pleasing, and has the largest palm leaves in a houseplant. Oh, it's drought-tolerant too.
Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina) - Not demanding like the name but loves higher humidity and is pretty attractive.
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa) - Tall, stunning, and a humidity lover. It's just imperfectly perfect, Lovelies.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata) - Absolutely dislikes low temperatures and can flourish even under dim conditions.
Setting up spaces
Now that we have covered the common grounds, let's get to the most interesting part of it all - Furniture. Yes! There is so much your houseplants have to offer to your home that is not just limited to the cleaner air and positive vibes.
While you might think any place is fine for your plant, you're slightly wrong. You look around your home- your wonderful home. Now, do you really want to put the plants just anywhere in the corner or in a random place? The answer should be NO because now is an opportunity to create a space that is not just for your plants but also for you. Let's get to it!
Walls. You may have fallen short to notice it, but the right walls can do wonders when your home is a mini plant station. Shades of brown are the best choice for walls and going for wall panels, just makes it even better. Go for it. It would be the best decision to date.
Living room beings
Living rooms are the space when it comes to houseplants. Oh, you've got to flaunt your houseplants very well. This may come as a shocker but TV cabinets are the perfect place, to begin with. A chic TV cabinet will not only be the best spot for your TV but for your not-so-tall houseplants, like the Chinese Evergreen.
Moving on, you need something strong and standing tall to accommodate 2 to 3 houseplants (they've got to hold their head high). Multiple stools with variant heights are a perfect choice and can be placed in a different corner and need not be limited just to the living room.
Bookcases and bookstands
If you ever thought bookcases were for books alone, you have been so wrong. Books and plants are a deadly combination and there is no other furniture that would do justice to houseplants like a bookstand. An aesthetically pleasing bookstand or a perfectly bold bookcase is what you precisely need for your living or dining or even the bedroom.
Room for More
Cabinets can pull off houseplants, gracefully. Put a houseplant or two on the top and watch the space lighten up like never before. Large boxes on corners of rooms can also be a great addition to your home. Plants can go with anything and you just need to bring in more.
Now for the big thing - Dining Table. Before you roll your eyes or be confused, here's a question for you. Have you had the perfect dining table that not only provides abundant space but can also accommodate plants, candles, and more? If not, you've been looking at all the wrong places till now. But here's your solution - the picture-perfect dining table; there's always room for more.
Looking at it, you may wonder what difference it will make. It makes a huge difference. You transform your home around your plants and there is a positive feeling about a newer and better place. This is the place you want to come to. This is your home.
Being a plant parent is a full-time commitment, and now, you also know what they need. So pick your plant care routine for every houseplant and do what is best for each plant - you know the drill.
But above all, get ready for the feel of nature inside your home.