Bringing the Outdoors Indoors


This time of year, green foliage and colorful blooms are always a welcome sight. Since that’s not happening outdoors right now, why not bring it indoors to your home? There are many green and flowering plants that thrive indoors and can help bring some nature to your space. Here are just a few of the offerings we carry at Derby Farm:

Succulents: These unique, low-maintenance plants are perfect for keeping indoors. These crafty plants store water in their leaves, stems or roots. Their ability to adapt has resulted in a large range of leaf forms and plant shapes including paddle leaves, spiraled rosettes, trailing leaves and more. They make excellent additions to a dish garden! The prefer bright light and can be watered regularly. Just make sure to let the soil dry between watering!

Cyclamen: This flowering houseplant comes in shades of pink, red, and white.  Its foliage is also eye-catching, often with silver marbling. When flowering, Cyclamen reaches about 8 inches high, making it the perfect indoor plant. This is another easy-to-care-for plant, which can be watered whenever the soil feels dry (avoid getting water on the top of the plant).  Keep your plant in bright, indirect light for best results.

Ferns: Bring a forest-like element of green into your home with ferns! They do well in low-light situations, so no need to worry about having a super-sunny spot picked out. Their foliate can range from delicate and airy to dense and dramatic. Staghorn ferns are more leaf-like and make quite the statement!  Most ferns like humidity, as they are often native to forests and swamps. Misting your fern is the best way to recreate their ideal environment.

-- Amie Reardon

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