In this blog we will find out about easy to maintain indoor plants and create a green spot for oneself. The green spots are not just refreshing but also add a lot to the home decor. These also come with health benefits. There are certain species which cleans the indoor air which is more polluted than we realise.
Why should we have a green spot or green spots inside home at all? In our tight schedule, where making time for oneself is a distant cry, is it pertinent to take up more responsibilities? It is. Over time taking care of the plants will be equal to time for oneself. They grow on you. Certainly, not many of us can take care of plants which require a lot of attention and care.
Usually, plants need a lot of fresh air and sunlight, even if they are claimed to be indoor plants. But the way some of the homes are designed do not have that luxury. So, one should pick plants carefully for such spots. Plants which are easy to maintain must be picked. Spiral Bamboo Sticks, Bamboo Palm are best suited for such spots, if one wants big plants. In smaller plants one can choose Lucky Bamboo, Jade, Peace Lilies, Ferns. Home-made fertilizers can be used. But they are seldom required. Moreover, hassle-free nutrient sticks are now available. Here get a list of the plants.
These plants thrive with little water or care. Water them every alternate day during summers or water them when the soil is parched, making them easy to maintain indoor plants. Always remember, to observe each plant carefully as each of them react to the environment differently. While, you follow the basic ritual of caring for the plants but do take into account how they are responding.
Healthy cookware & crockeries. Did it cross your mind? New age cookware comes in various teflon based, non-stick cookware. Then there are a wide range of plastic serveware, cutleries. These definitely are easy to cook and maintain and are its pros. But did we ever stop and think of cons. We tense over what we eat. But we never think in what we are cooking because we assume this is not important. Healthy cookware & crockeries are just as important. Teflon or non-stick cookware are exposed to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). There is a concern that it might cause Cancer. Though there is no hard evidence but it is something which one should avoid since there is wee bit of concern around it.
Meanwhile, the old, traditional utensils are making a comeback. Earthen, kansa, stone, steel products packaged in new, stylish ways to suit the modern ways yet not letting go of its goodness are now easily available. Each of these has its own health values which can never be found in the artificially developed Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) or plastic. Let us take one example – Kansa. Ayurveda recommends usage of Kansa. This metal is alkaline in nature and it exudes it’s mineral properties in the food making the latter healthier. And helps improve gut health and boosts immunity over all. This metal has many other useful properties as well. Earthenware, stoneware too come with their own benefits.
These crockeries and cutleries now can be found easily in modern and tasteful designs. Another important feature that we should consider is that these also last for a very long time unlike their plastic counterparts helping in sustainability. So there is less wastage . Helping the environment. As these last a lifetime, these are economically more feasible. The only drawback is that these need careful handling and maintenance. But I don’t think we mind a little extra work in lieu of a healthier us.