Going Green with ferm LIVING
Enhance the well-being in your home with GREENERY and unique PLANT BOXES from the newest delivery of
ferm LIVING first designed their classic Plant Box 3 years ago. Today it has grown into a full blown series of versatile designs that let you add green plants to every corner of your life. A beloved classic in the ferm LIVING Collection!
Choose from :
- the small wall-mounted rectangular and square boxes for single plants (and perfect for your favourite herbs over the kitchen bench)
- the original Plant Box with room enough for you to make a curated selection of larger plants
- the newly released 2-Tier Plant Box for impact with its larger dimensions and handy lower storage shelf
- the classic Round Plant Box which can also double as an elegant side table with its choice of Round Tops
- the collectable Bau Pot with a ribbed detail, available in 2 sizes and a variety of colours, it comes on its own stand
From the very beginning of ferm LIVING, plants have had an important role to play - whether printed on wallpaper or placed in a vessel. They are the perfect accessory in any room of the home. The green leaves and unique shapes not only offer texture and the occasional splash of colour, but also have a proven effect on your mood and well-being in your home. Some studies have even shown that plants can be stress-reducing and make people feel happier.
Although they're described as Plant Boxes, these functional designs can be so much more! A mini-bar, a bedside table, a practical place to put your keys in the hallway. With or without the handy metal or oak Trays or Round Table Tops, they make room for everything from plants to books.
Plant Guide for your Home
Here's a quick guide to some of our favourite plants that are easy to keep alive and thrive in different conditions - from a bright windowsill to a steamy bathroom. Let's take a look Room by Room.....
The Hallway: Cactus
The cacti family is used to the desert, so if you have a dark hallway, this is a no go. But if you have indirect sunlight in your entrance from adjoining rooms, your cactus will be just fine. How much light your cactus requires depends on the species, so make sure to look into that before choosing your new prickly friend.
Although most cacti live in the desert, don't assume that they don't require any water. Cacti and succulents can store up water in their thick leaves, but they still need to be watered every now and then, as underwatering will cause shrivelling. Cacti grow during summer, and you should water them once a week. In the winter, you can reduce watering as it's their natural rest period.
The Dining Room: Calathea
Let's be honest, Calatheas are not the easiest plants out there, but with their unique leaves and patterns they are so beautiful that they are definitely worth the trouble. They don't like too much sun so make sure not to place them in a window - they will love a corner of your dining room where they should happily grow to about 1 metre.
The tricky part of this plant is that they depend on moisture. It's best to water them 2-3 times a week PLUS give them a shower or mist them with lukewarm water. This will also keep the leaves free from dust, which would otherwise limit its ability to absorb light and the humidity of other plants in the room.
The Bedroom: Asparagus Fern
The Asparagus Fern is about as easy as a plant can get. It only requires watering every now and again, and although it likes sunlight, it won't be too bothered if you place it somewhere darker. It's virtually indestructible, so whatever you do, you probably can't kill it. It does like to be watered but if you forget, don't worry. It won't really mind.
Just one note of caution! Although it looks sweet and innocent, the Asparagus Fern has little thorns so handle it with care if you need to move it. And despite its appetising name, this plant is toxic to dogs and cats.
The Kitchen: Spider Plant
If you're looking for more than just herbs in your kitchen, why not add the adaptable Spider Plant. It will thrive in both sun and low-light conditions. It is a favourite to many as it's very easy to care for and because it grows funny little offsprings, resembling a spider hanging from its web, hence the name.
Spider Plants are believed to purify the air which is a fantastic benefit in the kitchen. Make sure you don't let too many of the babies stick around, as they will drain the mother plant of energy (sound familiar?...). Just cut them off, re-plant them and very soon you will have an entire little family of Spiders!