د . إAEDSRر . س

Botanical Paradise! This Instagram Account Is All You Need To Kickstart Your Indoor Garden In Malta

0
Article Featured Image

The more time we spend indoors, the more things we find to keep us busy. And if you keep on searching, you’ll always find something to do…

Like indoor gardening. 

But for some people indoor, gardening isn’t just a coronavirus pastime but an actual hobby, and for Shelley’s Indoor Jungle, it might actually be an addiction.

This Instagram account is the home of everything that’s got to do with indoor plants in Malta and, as niche as it may sound, Shelley has over 11,000 plant-passionate people following her and her 45 indoor plants.

Shelley’s Indoor Jungle is a showcase of some incredibly beautiful and wonderful plants that we didn’t even know exist, let alone survived indoors. However, the account is more than just photosynthesis porn, with Shelley also offering some key tips to get you started on your indoor plant collection.

Here are five plants to kickstart your indoor jungle, according to Shelley.

1. ZZ Plant

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia thrives with very little water and tolerates low light keep but keep it in a high place, because it’s not safe for pets.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Shelley’s Indoor Jungle ???? (@shelleys.indoor.jungle) on

2. Golden Pothos

The Golden Pothos is well-known to be an air-purifying plant and can tolerate low light but will produce larger leaves in brighter spots. This plant is also not safe for your pet.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Shelley’s Indoor Jungle ???? (@shelleys.indoor.jungle) on

3. Peace Lily

This plant prefers to be moist and will let you know it needs watering with a droop. They’re also good air-purifiers and aren’t safe for pets.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Shelley’s Indoor Jungle ???? (@shelleys.indoor.jungle) on

4. Snake Plants

Snake plants can tolerate any kind of light, from bright to dark. They also thrive on neglect, needing watering only every 5-6 weeks.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Shelley’s Indoor Jungle ???? (@shelleys.indoor.jungle) on

5. Dracaenas

Dracaenas prefer bright spots but will tolerate moderate to low light. The tips of their leaves will turn brown if tap or non-filtered water is used and they can be watered once a month.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Shelley’s Indoor Jungle ???? (@shelleys.indoor.jungle) on

Shelley’s done a lot to give her 45 plants a home but it’s really the plants that have helped her out.

“Plants have helped me a lot through bouts of anxiety and have generally improved my mental well-being,” she told Lovin Malta.

“In these tough times, I find a lot of comfort in my indoor gardening hobby.”

And for those of you who think they can’t buy plants during this partial lockdown, well think again…

because just like most things nowadays, you can actually buy indoor plants online.

Before you do, make sure you do your research and Shelley’s Indoor Jungle is a great place to start!

Tag someone who needs a new hobby!

READ NEXT: This Social Media Campaign Has Malta's Biggest Stars Balancing Toilet Paper On Their Head In The Name Of Charity

You may also love

View All

lovinmalta.com says

Do you agree to share your location with us?