Here at OSERA we are dedicated to teaching you all about houseplant care so you have the same confidence to tackle a Calathea as you would a Cactus.
All of us here at OSERA began our lives as serial plant murderers. Whether it was in our early twenties or teenage years, each of us has a story where we managed to kill a succulent or forgot to worry that houseplant we bought whose species name we didn’t even know.
But the other thing we share in common is that we all managed to change into plant fanatics with the greenest fingers you’ve ever seen. Each of us got to that point in our own way but now what we share in common is a love for cultivating all things green.
Since none of us were gifted with green fingers but now we have homes full of thriving houseplants, we believe that anyone can grow and care for plants in their homes. They just might need a helping hand to get started.
Why House Plants Are Important
You might have noticed the recent boom in houseplant sales or it might have passed you by but houseplants are becoming increasingly popular once again. Why is this the case and why are houseplants so important?
They Clean The Air
One of the most common reasons people choose to care for houseplants is that they clean the air. In a world with pollution, houseplants can be a great solution to the dirty air that comes with city living.
They Keep Us Calm
Being around green is good for humans, it’s what we like. You might not notice it but a room full of houseplants has a much more calming effect on us than a normal room.
Caring For Something Helps Our Mental Health
Not all of us are in the position where we can have a dog or a baby, and not all of us want to. But being responsible for caring for a living thing can be so beneficial for our mental health.
It gives us responsibility which is grounding. Responsibility means purpose. If we’re not there to look after our plants they will die and when they thrive its thanks to us. In the modern world where we extend the time before we have children and we live in cities devoid of greenery, keeping houseplants provide a happy middle ground.
Our Current House Plant Care Tips
These are the houseplants that we currently have care advice for. We plan to expand this list to include all of the common houseplants and even some of the rarer ones so no matter what plant you’re into, you should be able to find information on it here.
- Hoya Australis
- Hoya Curtisii
- Hoya Lacunosa
- Hoya Retusa
- Prayer plant
Where We Want To Go
Eventually we want to develop our website from a general interest plant website to a nursery or plant shop. This is in the future for us but your continued readership is what will help us to achieve it.
As we get closer to opening to plant shops you will be able to find news regarding this on our website, so watch this space and let’s get our fingers green together.