Today, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. With this increasing number of homeowners living in cities, sometimes without outdoor space, introducing houseplants to the home is one of the easiest ways to connect with nature and add character to any space.
With the endless benefits of keeping fresh plants indoors, from reducing carbon dioxide levels and improving moods to making a bold statement, The LuxPad explores how you can create your own urban jungle with Serax’s range of pots and planters…
Founded in 1987 after brothers Axel and Serve Van den Bossche decided to take over their mother’s business, Serax aims to make homes more beautiful and give personality to any interior. What started with a series of flower pots soon grew into an extensive range of decorative accessories that continue to pay homage to their roots in the floral industry.
Have fun with injecting colour with your planters. The shades of green from your chosen houseplant can balance well with a range of earthy tones and will add character to your tropical display.
Make A Big Impact In A Small Space
If space is limited a single tall plant or display rack can make a real impression in any interior. The perfect focal point for any space, a single impressive houseplant such as a leafy fern or succulent are ideal for making an impact.
With the botanical trend still thriving, hanging planters are a wonderful way to start your plant collection. Ideal for small living spaces with minimum floor space or making a statement with a cluster of pots.
Trailing plants such as ferns, string of pearls and spider plants look great dangling from your chosen hanging pot. If your style is more minimalist, small cacti and succulents also make stunning inhabitants for any style of hanging pot and create a terrarium feel.
Perfect from hanging from just about anywhere, from the ceiling or a shelf to coat hooks or wooden beams, a hanging pot can be integrated to any space.
Keep Your Plants Healthy
Each type of plant has individual needs, so ensure you do your homework on what your plant needs to thrive, whether it’s indirect sunlight or weekly watering.
To keep your houseplants in tip top shape, be on the lookout for pots that keep your plants healthy as well as complementing your interior. Choosing a planter with a drainage hole can help battle root rot and ensure your plant thrives.
Fake It Until You Make It
If you haven’t been blessed with green fingers and have found yourself killing off your fair share of Boston ferns or Monstera plants, utilising artificial plants in your urban jungle may be your answer. With faux plants becoming ever more in vogue, manufacturers of artificial botanicals and have upped their game and wonderfully realistic options are now available.