Why Does Your Plant Keep Dying? 5 Insider Tips from Floral Expert
Many of us are staying home to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus, while some of us love the idea of staying at home binge-watching, or just lying on the couch doing nothing, it’s easy to feel stressed and anxious when you’re unable to do ordinary things like eating at a restaurant or go on a walk for a breath of fresh air. Good news is that you don’t necessarily have to go to the hills to enjoy the greenery and nature, decorating your house with indoor plants does the same. So why not take the opportunity to give your house a green make-over? We’ve enlisted the help of a floral expert, Flora Houses, they offered us their 5 insider tips from that will provide you with the necessary information to allow your green friends to grow properly!  

1. When and how should I water my plants?

  Flora Houses: Watering a lot may not be good for the plants, so it’s helpful to understand when and how to water your plants to help your houseplant grow better. Start by removing some of the pine bark on the soil and stick your finger 2-3 cm deep into the soil. If the soil is dry, it’s time to water. When you water, you can use 500 to 800ml for testing the floor plant, evenly pouring over the soil (not necessarily to remove the pine bark). Check the saucer and see if there is any water in it. If yes, pour less water next time. Gradually, you will learn more about your plants’ demand on water.  

Expert's Tips:My plant attracts mosquitoes, what should I do?

Many people have the misconception that plants attract mosquitoes, it's not actually the case. What attracts mosquitoes to breed around the plant is the excessive water, so if you remove the excessive water in the saucer with a towel each time you finish watering, mosquitoes are less likely to breed.


2. Can indoor plants fit into my office space?

  Flora Houses: With proper care and the ideal environment, plants can certainly thrive in office space. Adding plants not only improves productivity, they can also remove toxins from the air and add a touch of style to the space. For instance, golden pothos and dracaena fragran grow better away from windows, so you might consider placing them in the reception area; whereas plants like bird of paradise and fiddle leaf fig love sunlight, placing them nearer to the windows, such as the meeting room, allow them to grow well.  

Expert's Tips: How do I integrate plants in my interior?

People include plant decorations that blend in perfectly with their interior designs, bringing positivity and life to the room. When you are choosing plants for your interior, be sure to take into consideration the height and species of the plants, allowing them to blend in with the overall scheme and decor of your interior.


3. What are the benefits of using fiber-reinforced plastic pots for plants?

  Flora Houses: We specifically chose fiber-reinforced plastic pots for three reasons.

  1. Lightweight: The traditional flower pots we used are heavy-weighted, fiber-reinforced plastic pots are relatively lighter in weight and can be carried around in a breeze.
  2. Sturdy: Fiber-reinforced plastic is a strong and sturdy material that can be used for a longer period as flower pots, so ultimately waste can be reduced. We’ve also named our flower pots “The Unicorn” to emphasize its sturdiness and uniqueness.
  3. Simplicity: Our white flower pots with a simple design blends into different decor styles perfectly.



4. Can indoor plants purify air?

  Flora Houses: Plants don’t just serve the purpose of greening up your houses. NASA’s Clean Air Study suggested that air-purifying plants can detoxify your home from airborne toxins and dust. Golden pothos is even in the list of 29 best air purifying plants from NASA clean air study, pachira macrocarpa and swiss cheese plant are ideal options too.



5. How to choose the right plant?

  Flora Houses: To grow strong and verdant, plants rely on sun, ideal temperature and water, but not all plants need sunlight, some plants are shade-tolerant and some even grow better in dry soil. So we recommend analyzing your indoor environment, then pick out plants that may be a good fit there.



Adequate Sunlight


Fiddle Leaf Fig
 -Strong house plant with very large, fiddle-shaped leaves
-Keep it out of strong and direct sunlight
Bird of Paradise
-Native to South Africa
-Their split leaves make them less vulnerable to damages caused by strong wind


Perfect for Beginners


Swiss Cheese Plant
-Famous for its big leaves and the irregular leaf holes
-Grow them indoor and water them every 3 to 4 days
Dracaena Fragrans
-Sturdy houseplant originated from the tropics of Africa 
-Widely used as a decorative plant


Low-Maintenance Plants


Golden Pothos
-One of the most popular Fengshui plants
-Easy-care and doesn’t demand sunlight that much 
-Perfect indoor plant for home and office
Pachira Macrocarpa
-Also known as Money Tree, a popular Fengshui indoor plants 
-Helps to remove formaldehyde and ammonia


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