Flowers, plants, flowers! Who does not love to see the fruitage and flowering buds from plants? Did you know that the bright colors and beauty of plants positively affect us psychologically? When we feel sad and downhearted, the sight of a flowering plant or going outdoors cheers us up.
However, we know that various types of plants exist in different sizes. The miniature plants are slowly picking up in their popularity. What do we mean when referring to a plant as a miniature? What makes miniature plants so popular?
What is a Miniature Plant?
As the name suggests, miniature plants refer to dwarf-sized plants of various types of plants. If you have a small garden, you appreciate that these mini-plants keep their mini size, have small leaves, and grow at a slow pace. Succulents, African Violets, mini Pilea, mini orchids, mini Aloe Vera plants serve as examples of miniature plants.
Why are Miniature Plants Becoming a Popular Trend?
The lockdown because of the pandemic contributed to the sudden trend of planting or buying small plants. Because the lockdown required people to stay indoors, some turned to miniature gardening to remove boredom or bring the gardens into their homes.
You might love gardening and creatively making beautiful garden features. Yet, you have minimal or no gardening space to create your gardening art. Miniature plants come in handy. With tiny plants, you can have a small garden on your balcony, front porch, or indoors to add inviting beauty to your available space. Japanese have an ancient culture of growing and trimming dwarf trees (known as bonsai) as artful pieces and decorative items. These trees fit pots and small gardens.
Serve as Decorative Items
Miniature succulent plants planted in pots act as attractive features when placed on an indoor surface. Since small succulent plants do not need plenty of water, non-gardeners can easily take care of succulent plants. Other mini-plants have the same watering routine as their larger counterparts. So, when buying your miniature plant, ask the salesperson for maintenance instructions. Alternatively, browse and read about the different tiny plants and their care before going out to get some for yourself.
Appreciated as Gifts
Did you know you can give plants as gifts to family, friends, or acquaintances? What better way to bring warmth to a house than by giving them different colored miniature plants to decorate their spaces? Minute plants come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. A combination of different small plants in a decorative pot or container serves as a perfect giveaway gift.
Great Air Purifiers
Plants recycle air and thus serve as natural indoor air purifiers. Experts say that houseplants can capture harmful chemicals in spaces with limited airflow. Thus introducing indoor houseplants to your home helps you to reduce your fatigue and stress. The study further went to show that houseplants can improve your mood and serve as great wellness ‘doctors.’ However, you might find that because of your busy life, you might not have time to care for big house plants. Introducing miniature plants with low-maintenance care into your home or office will serve the same purpose as big household plants.
Fight Against the Winter Blues
Winter is upon us. During the middle of winter, the cold, dark, and bleak outside can affect your moods. Miniature plants come in handy as ‘cheerleaders.’ As discussed above, houseplants act as great emotional boosters. Houseplants increase creativity, help you fight against the winter blues, and go a long way to improve your emotional and mental health. Select a different color array of miniature houseplants to bring the color into your home.