On an island as small as Singapore, real estate has become a precious commodity. Space shortage is one of the main reasons that the urban sprawl is going vertical instead of horizontal. While this solves some of the basic issues in the country, it’s still pretty disappointing to not have an open space of your own to enjoy – especially if you’ve been nurturing a green thumb. Well, we’re here to tell you that this is nothing to be worried about. Today we’ll be sharing 5 design tips on a plant lovers home guide to living in Singapore!
1. Ambient conditions
As we all know, plants need the right amount of sunshine, watering and specific temperatures to thrive, so this is one of the first things that you must consider while emulating planters in your interior designs. The placement matters a lot for your green thumb to take effect. So you see that statement window in your living rooms? You can design a planter sill there, or if you want to go for French windows, think about hanging pots to get a nice effect.
2. Practice transparency
If you’ve got planters all throughout your home and you want them to thrive, it’s better to circulate as much natural light in your home interiors as possible. This calls for major transparency. The transparent kitchen backsplash in this image is an excellent example of how you can do so with grace and panache.
3. Mind the drafts
While Singapore does fancy itself a majorly summer-oriented country, it’s still best to know that plants do not thrive in wintery, drafty environments. So while that balmy summer temperature may work most of the year round, you need to affix your interior designs with the right thermostat temperature when the winter drafts come in, or the plants may die.
4. Fertilizing is important
No plant can thrive without proper fertilizing. This is especially true for indoor plants. The reason for this is that plants extract nutrients from the soil, which needs to maintain a regular ratio for your leafy greens to conserve their freshness. So, no matter where you’ve placed your planters, do not forget to regularly keep up with the fertilizing!
One last thing to remember when you’re decorating your home with the best of leafy greens is to prune the foliage. No indoor plant looks beautiful when the foliage has run wild. Just like the outdoors, you need to maintain a certain landscape, so always prune around the base to keep things in check.