Elysian’s Guide To Indoor Greening
Yes, it’s happening. The sun is setting earlier in the evening, and when a cool breeze troubles the air, it’s not just a respite, it’s a reminder: fall is coming. And while we can’t stop the passage of the seasons, we can help you create an oasis of green inside your home. Plants help remove toxins from the air, they’re beautiful to look at and if you’re planting herbs or vegetables, they are useful in the kitchen as well. Fabulous new gardening kits that you can order online make it easier than ever to grow plants indoors, Here are our favorites:
AeroGarden Bounty Hydroponic Herb Seed Pod Kit
AeroGarden’s deluxe kit is the mother of all compact herb gardens. It comes with 9 seed pods, full-spectrum lighting and a state-of-the-art grow system that brings your plants to life in pure water instead of soil. As a result, your sprouts will reach maturity 5 times faster than soil-planted seeds. With fresh herbs like Thai Basil, Italian Parsley, Thyme, Dill, Mint and Chives on hand, your culinary repertoire is about to get a lot more interesting.
$199.99 | amazon.com
Click & Grow Smart Garden
If you prefer to dip your toe into the water before you dive in, the Click & Grow Smart Garden is an excellent entree into the world of high-tech indoor gardening. It comes with basil seed pods, a water reservoir that keeps the plant properly hydrated, and a growth-accelerating nano-tech plant medium. It sounds complicated but only because the developers did all the work to make the growing easier than ever.
$79.95 | amazon.com
Emeritus Gardens Collection of Four Clean Plants
The Clean Plant collection includes a Parlor Palm, Golden Pothos, Mother in Laws Tongue, and a Flowering Peace Lily. Filtering toxins out of the air at home or work has never been easier or looked cuter.
$69 | amazon.com
Costa Farms Majesty Palm
Nothing says #EndlessSummer like a Majesty Palm shipped directly from Costa Farms to your living room. Pour yourself a margarita, crank up your favorite booty-shaking hit of the summer (“Havana” by Camila Cabello, perhaps?) and take a deeeeeep breath. You can almost smell the ocean.
$48.99 | amazon.com
Shop Succulents 20-piece Plant Collection
Succulents are the ultimate drought-tolerant plants, which is good news for busy people because you don’t have to water them very often. Make sure they get partial sun or gentle grow lamp exposure, and they’re good. Perfect for a windowsill or entryway vignette.
$39.99 | amazon.com
Costa Farms Indoor Aloe Vera
Not only is aloe vera a beautiful plant to look at, it is a miraculous skin healer. If you happen to burn your finger on a hot pan while cooking or you get too much sun, apply the cooling gel inside the aloe plant to your wound, and it will cut down your healing time and help prevent scars.
$16.99 | amazon.com
Costa Farms Indoor Boston Fern
Hang a Boston Fern from your ceiling, and you’ll have an efficient indoor-air detoxifiers, as well as an exuberant presence to behold.