See how indoor plants from Hy-Vee can add beauty and charm to a variety of spaces around your home.
With contrasting shapes and textures, jade and zebra cactus make an artistic grouping. They’re low-maintenance, non-shedding plants just right for a bright kitchen window.
A new year deserves a fresh, new look. It’s as easy as adding indoor plants. Consider a few of the benefits of plants.
Physical: improve the air quality inside your house, according to NASA.
Psychological: reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, according to studies.
Decorative: soften the hard, geometric shapes of furnishings, windows, doorways and walls.
Natural: provide life to your indoor spaces during the cold of winter.
Personal: allow you to express your individuality by tailoring plants and pots to your personality.
Hy-Vee Floral has all your favorite indoor plants—stunning tropicals as well as unique succulents and cacti. Ask a floral expert to help you select the right plant for your space.
Snake plant and peace lily offer a warm welcome to visitors and family members alike, creating a smooth transition between the outdoors and indoors. Place large, lush plants like these on the floor where they can be enjoyed from a higher angle. Closer to eye level, on a table or ledge, add seasonal color with cut flowers from Hy-Vee Floral.
A fireplace mantel is a striking focal point ripe for plant compositions. A snake plant is dramatically highlighted against the wall, while a trailing String of Fishhooks (Senecio) softens the mantel. Both help take the focus off the TV.
Balance the artificial with the natural. Plants offer a pleasing contrast to household items—and their larger size gives them presence. Use a variety of shapes and textures for interest, such as the String of Pearls, spider plant, ivy and golden pothos here. Keep the color palette simple so plants feel more like a grouping rather than scattered collection.
Augment a room’s decor with attractive containers from Hy-Vee Floral. Mix or match styles, choose neutral or vibrant colors—the choice is up to you!
PEACE AND QUIET
Create a comfy corner for rest and relaxation. Surround your favorite chair with a charming vignette of plants such as yucca, monstera and spider plant. They add not only ambience but oxygen to your cozy little hideaway. Station larger plants in back, medium-size plants to the side and small plants on a nearby table.
tips for decorating the most public area of your home.
Eyes on Size: Direct the eye around the room, stationing bigger plants like the Chinese evergreen, fiddle-leaf fig and rubber plant behind and to the side of furniture, smaller plants like the asplenium and jade up front where they’re easily seen.
Lighten Up: While most indoor plants prefer bright light, foliage can burn in direct sunlight. Place plants a few feet back from windows or draw sheer curtains during the day.
Coordinate: Switch up plants, pots and sizes for a more natural effect. Pull everything together visually by repeating the color of the pots.
Avoid the Crowd: Too many small plants placed willy-nilly can look cluttered. Instead, group them on a tray or plant several together in a shared container.
winter plant care
maintenance manual for your houseplants.
WATERING Use a moisture meter, or water only when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. Cacti and succulents need less-frequent watering.
LIGHTING Place plants in appropriate lighting. South-facing windows are brightest, north-facing windows dimmest, with east and west in between.
HUMIDITY Many indoor plants are tropical, so they prefer humidity. You can help by adding a humidifier and misting plants in between waterings.
LOCATION Avoid placing plants where they might suffer, such as near a frosty window or drafty door, or by a hot fireplace or vent.
Here are tips to keep your plantscape popping this winter! Water. Light. And a whole lotta love!
Winter Plant Care