Now that we’ve been ordered to stay home, the surrealness of the global pandemic has set in. While many people are coming together virtually, now is a good time to tend to your houseplants. Does your Dracaena need dusting? Is your Chinese evergreen getting too much sun? Are you watering your plants too much? Or not enough? Below, we offer some ways to cultivate your garden, while helping you stay sane in the process.

1 Start styling with plants

You know that table next to your bed? The one littered with bills, change and receipts ? The first thing you see, when you wake up in the morning and wonder what day it is in this ongoing pandemic? Put a plant on it. Trust us, it’ll make you feel better. Take this time to tap into your inner flora goddess. Try hanging plants from a curtain rod. Create a lush vignette on a bench or table top. Add a plant to your home office, whatever that might be right now. Plants add warmth and beauty to our interiors and can soothe our spirits as we ride out this quarantine. Have a favorite plant vignette? Post it on Instagram and tag us @hariththarang, and we’ll share it to the world.


2 Research a new plant

Plan ahead and treat yourself to a new houseplant. You deserve it. But before you do, make the most of your newfound time at home by doing some research to find the plant that’s right for you. What kind of lighting conditions do you have at home? Do you normally travel, or do you spend a lot of time at home? You may need a low-maintenance houseplant. At present time, we are offering phone call consultations, why not , make the best use of it?

3 Build a plant’s shelf

Look it up on Instagram and Pinterest and you’ll get the idea. Plant shelves are an aesthetically pleasing way to add life to your interiors while calming your nerves. We offer creative and inexpensive ways to display plants such as the wood and bamboo planters and  metal stands, an assortment that works well in both small and huge spaces and allows you to display multiple plants at once. (Remember, humidity-loving plants do better in groups.)

4 Propagate

Propagating houseplants, such as pothos, is one of the easiest ways to clone your favorite houseplants. Simply cut the vine just below the node (where the leaf joins the stem), leaving two to three leafs at the top, and place several stems in water, or around the rim of a 3-inch pot. Allow the stems to stand in a warm area of the house and, eventually, rooting will occur. After three months, move each individual plant to a 3- or 4-inch pot. Pilea also known as “the friendship plant” is another popular houseplant that is easy to propagate. Cut the “babies” that pop up at the base of the plant with a clean, sharp knife and place them in water. When new roots and leaves materialize, transfer the cutting to a small pot with well-drained potting soil. (These make great homemade hostess gifts when the time comes to socialize again).

5 Start an indoor herb garden

Now that you’re spending a lot more time cooking, why not plant some of your favorite culinary herbs, such as parsley, mint and basil? Plant them in pots that are at least 8 inches in diameter, and place them in a south-facing kitchen window. You can propagate store-bought basil too. Cut below the leaf node, and place the stems in water. After several weeks, you should have a good root structure. Transfer the cuttings to a pot, or outdoors, and before long you will be in pesto heaven.

 Harith Tharang is a decade old plant boutique that aims to spread love, positivity & greenery by means of the nature's gift - plants  ; sells a variety of indoor , outdoor, medicinal, biowall plants , plant medicines,  gardening tool, green gifts and so on.  The shop also provides services in developing house gardens, terrace gardens, balcony gardens, kitchen gardens, terrariums and professional maintenance of gardens. The retail store located at 42, Bazullah Road, T.Nagar, Ch-600017,  has a very unique theme of being ecologically friendly, innovative and elegant & offers many innovative products to consumers. It is a one stop, go-to store for all garden lovers. Call 9600120351 to know more details!

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