The power and beauty of household plants

The power and beauty of household plants

May 18, 2018


In our modern, over-digitalized world, it’s easy to forget just how much nature can impact our well-being. Plants have the ability to heal, restore, and bring calm to even the most chaotic of spaces. It can be daunting, however, to know how to care for plants properly. Carey Keenan-Rowell is the owner of Society, an eclectic Valparaiso shop with unique décor items, including a host of plants for the home. Carey shares her favorite house plants and kindly offers instructions on how to care for them.

Styling by Carey Keenan-Rowell of Society

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Society
109 Lincolnway
Valparaiso 

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In our modern, over-digitalized world, it’s easy to forget just how much nature can impact our well-being. Plants have the ability to heal, restore, and bring calm to even the most chaotic of spaces. It can be daunting, however, to know how to care for plants properly. Carey Keenan-Rowell is the owner of Society, an eclectic Valparaiso shop with unique décor items, including a host of plants for the home. Carey shares her favorite house plants and kindly offers instructions on how to care for them.

Styling by Carey Keenan-Rowell of Society

FIND IT HERE
Society
109 Lincolnway
Valparaiso 

Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
SUCCULENTS: These plants are easy to care for and they come in a wonderful array of varieties, textures and colors for all indoor spaces. They should be kept in bright direct light. Only water when soil is completely dry and mist bi-weekly with distilled water.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
FIDDLE LEAF FIG: This is the perfect plant for drama and height in any room, though it’s not recommended for beginners. It must be kept in bright, indirect sun. Only water it when the exterior soil is dry. Keep leaves dust-free and mist with distilled water weekly.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
SUCCULENTS: These plants are easy to care for and they come in a wonderful array of varieties, textures and colors for all indoor spaces. They should be kept in bright direct light. Only water when soil is completely dry and mist bi-weekly with distilled water.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
FIDDLE LEAF FIG: This is the perfect plant for drama and height in any room, though it’s not recommended for beginners. It must be kept in bright, indirect sun. Only water it when the exterior soil is dry. Keep leaves dust-free and mist with distilled water weekly.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
VARIEGATED POTHOS VINE: This is a great vining plant with incredible color. It’s also one of the easiest house plants to grow, ideal for bookcases or indoor hanging planters. They do well in indirect or even low light but direct light is not recommended. Water when soil is completely dried out; roots will rot with over watering. Once every few weeks seems to do the trick.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
POTTED ORNAMENTAL OREGANO: The ornamental oregano is part of the succulent family. It’s a good plant for the kitchen because it smells incredible and can be trimmed to fit any decorative container. Water thoroughly when exterior soil is dry to the touch. Keep in bright direct or indirect light.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
VARIEGATED POTHOS VINE: This is a great vining plant with incredible color. It’s also one of the easiest house plants to grow, ideal for bookcases or indoor hanging planters. They do well in indirect or even low light but direct light is not recommended. Water when soil is completely dried out; roots will rot with over watering. Once every few weeks seems to do the trick.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
POTTED ORNAMENTAL OREGANO: The ornamental oregano is part of the succulent family. It’s a good plant for the kitchen because it smells incredible and can be trimmed to fit any decorative container. Water thoroughly when exterior soil is dry to the touch. Keep in bright direct or indirect light.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
REX BEGONIAS: These are great for outdoor gardens and containers but also make amazing house plants. They come in over a thousand varieties and their colors and furry textured leaves add interest to any space. Avoid direct sunlight. They need some light to keep their coloring, but a bright, indirect light is best. Water when exterior soil is dry to the touch. Do not allow leaves to wilt.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
TERRARIUMS: Terrariums are a good option for the not-so-green thumb. They are instant low-maintenance gardens, perfect for any room or office. Keep in bright light but out of direct sunlight to avoid burning the plants. Water about once a month or when the top inch of soil is dry.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
REX BEGONIAS: These are great for outdoor gardens and containers but also make amazing house plants. They come in over a thousand varieties and their colors and furry textured leaves add interest to any space. Avoid direct sunlight. They need some light to keep their coloring, but a bright, indirect light is best. Water when exterior soil is dry to the touch. Do not allow leaves to wilt.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
TERRARIUMS: Terrariums are a good option for the not-so-green thumb. They are instant low-maintenance gardens, perfect for any room or office. Keep in bright light but out of direct sunlight to avoid burning the plants. Water about once a month or when the top inch of soil is dry.
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
PEPERMONIA: The heart-shaped leaves and wonderful colors of the pepermonia make these perfect house plants. They stay pretty compact, so they are ideal for small spaces. They need very sparse watering and should only be watered when the soil is 50 percent dry. Keep in light to moderate light for the best growth; direct sunlight can burn the leaves.