Indoor jungle

March 25, 2020 Matt Lindsay

Create a lush, green, indoor jungle – at home!

There’s no need to limit your PlantBox gardening to outdoors – PlantBox works really well for indoor plants too. During the Covid-19 lockdown, we need all the greenery that we can get, and there is something very calming about lush green foliage and the dappled shade created by sunlight through leaves. Order yours now and get growing to transform your indoor world. You may want to use a drip tray underneath, as with any indoor planting container, to protect your floor from spills and drips.

Indoor plants create a lush urban jungle

What to grow?

Choose from a whole range of sub-tropical plants that will grow well in a heated environment. Most house plants sold in garden centres or available online will provide you with that year-round tropical vibe. Include some that trail to help fill out your PlantBox wall. These ones always grow particularly well in our living walls:

Begoni and Maranta plants growing in a PlantBox indoor living wall

  • money plant (Crassula ovata)
  • painted leaf begonia (Begonia rex)
  • devil’s ivy (Epipremnum)
  • prayer plant (Maranta)
  • peace lilies (Spathiphyllum)
  • wandering Jew (Tradescantia)

And pop in some African violets (Streptocarpus) or indoor geraniums (Pelargonium)  to give you some lovely colourful blooms.

Clean your air – naturally

Remember that your indoor garden isn’t just beautiful to see – plants are very effective natural ‘air filters’. Peace lilies, devil’s ivy, spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) and Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema) are particularly good at removing harmful particulates and purifying the air in your home.

Time to experiment – get creative!

Unusual leaf shapes, different textures and a variety of shades of green will add interest: experiment with grasses and even evergreen plants normally grown in the garden, like English ivy (Hedera helix), euonymus, pachysandra, or periwinkle (Vinca minor) will very happily give you greenery all year in your indoor living wall.

Don’t forget fragrance – scented leaf geraniums (also known as Pelargonium) will give you fresh citrus zing!

You could also experiment with succulents, cacti and orchids for a truly exotic look.

Indoor plants for low light levels

There are fewer, but still plenty of options – ivy, some varieties of fern, and lovely foliage plant Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema) will be very happy in your PlantBox at the back of a room where light levels are lower.

Get growing with PlantBox to transform your indoor world! Remember, you may want to use a drip tray underneath, as with any indoor planting container, to protect your floor.

PlantBox was featured in the Guangzou Eco City Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show - winner of Best in Show 2021!