January 22, 2021 2 min read

With people spending more time at home due to COVID, more effort is being put into the home space to make it a consistent sanctuary. This manifests differently for various people, but one trend that is increasing in popularity is indoor gardening.

Read our blog on how to improve wellness in the home here.

indoor gardening

How plants change a space

Gardening is known to provide a sense of peace. Adding plants to an indoor space creates this same sense of life, freshness and tranquillity. There are several places to locate houseplants including on the floor, perched on a windowsill or draping off of a shelf. Each of these provides a beautiful aesthetic that encourages relaxation and safety.

What plants thrive indoors?

Before you rush out and spend money on plants it's important to understand which greenery live best and thrive indoors. Some plants require a lot of sunlight, while others are fine without. Make sure that you do your research when choosing the best plants for your home.

Here are a few readily indoor plants that are readily available in South Africa and which we love and which grow beautifully in Mzansi Beautiful grow bags;

  • Mother in Law Tongue (Sansevieria)- isn’t this a great name for a plant ;-)
  • Wild Banana (Strelitzia Nicolai)
  • Zebra Plant (Haworthia)
  • Bamboo Plant (Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens)
  • Delicious Monster (Monstera Deliciosa)
  • Various herbs such as parsley, basil and lettuces

grow bags at a window sill

Where to source your plants?

There are several ways to source your plants. You can head over to your nearest local nursery and support small businesses in the process, or you can propagate your own plants. 

Here are a few suggestions on nurseries in South Africa’s three major cities;

If you choose to propagate your own plants, then you can browse the internet for tips and suggestions. Soil for Life is a great nonprofit located in Cape Town where you can support a community organisation and source seeds, compost, other garden items or attend a workshop on natural vegetable gardening. 

Begin your research here.

Grow bags as your plant’s best friend

Our grow bags are handmade in South Africa using hemp and are perfect for growing herbs, salads, succulents and indoor plants. They are the perfect purchase to start developing your indoor garden and perfect for urban living. Plants grow wonderfully well in them, particularly herbs, succulents and lettuces, perched on a windowsill, bookshelf or corner in your kitchen. 

Grow bags sold by Mzanzi Beautiful are 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly. As an added bonus, they have a gorgeous hemp trim which adds an extra dose of beauty to your home. 

Get your grow bag(s) here!

hemp grow bags

For more info on our grow bags and how they are constructed and work ideally as a plant container you can read one of our previous blogshere

We also sell a wide range of beautiful items for the home to add an element of health and wellness. Thank you to all of our clients who continue to support us - and welcome to all of our new visitors! 

If you have any questions about our grow bags please contact lindy@mzansibeautiful.com.

Candice Land
Candice Land

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