Houseplants are a great way to bring vibrancy and color into your home. They can also enhance your quality of life. Plants naturally absorb carbon dioxide and expel oxygen through photosynthesis. During this process they also remove toxins from the air, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde and benzene. In the winter months, when you keep your home sealed, houseplants are essential for keeping the air clean. Despite their name, houseplants have many applications outside of your home. Studies have shown that adding plants to your office space can decrease headaches, colds, and overall fatigue. They have also found that by adding plants to a classroom you can help improve attendance and concentration. Every type of houseplant is different. They all have different light and water requirements and help purify their environment in different ways. Keep this in mind when selecting your perfect plant.
A lot of people tell us they always "kill" their plants. They come to us looking for something with low maintenance. If you're afraid of "killing" a plant or just want an easy way to brighten up your home, cacti and succulents are the answer. They naturally thrive in dry environments so all they need is some sunlight and water (about once every other week). Our cactus selection ranges in size from small, individual plants to large arrangements. We carry different styles and flower colors and can also make a custom arrangement for you, per your request. Succulents are another great way to add plant life to your living space. They're just as easy to take care of as a cactus but without the needles, making them ideal for people with small children or pets. Some succulents have medicinal properties as well. For example, the sap of an aloe plant can help treat burns and skin abrasions, and infusions of hens-and-chicks can reduce internal inflammation.
Air plants are another low-maintenance option. They literally grow in the air, absorbing moisture and nutrients through their leaves and bare roots. Although they are called "air plants" they still need to be sprayed or misted with water several times a week or soaked in water (for a few hours) every other week. They require as much bright, but indirect light as possible. During an air plant's lifecycle, they will bloom once and then die off, but produce baby plants called pups which can be separated and grown individually. For everything you need to know about air plants, check out this website.
For the prices and availability of our houseplants, air plants, cacti, and succulents, please call us at 860-872-7291, or stop by the store for our full selection.
Learn about the benefits of houseplants here.
Here's a list of toxic and non-toxic houseplants.
Please Note: The plant varieties listed on this website do not indicate current availability at The Garden Barn.