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A stagnant housing market has done a lot to make uPVC conservatories more and more popular over the last few years.
Easier and far more cost effective than either an extension (or moving house) many people are turning to the option of a conservatory or an orangery to create extra room in their home.
There are so many different ways that you can make use of your conservatory, and keen gardeners often enjoy that fact that they can spend more time enjoying their garden, even in inclement weather.
Advances in technology however, mean that uPVC conservatories are now also a perfect place to grow plants.
For many people the appeal of a conservatory is having a stunning, relaxing room to where you can spend time and entertain guests. For the green-fingered, there is now the opportunity to do all that and more, by adding a touch of the tropics to your home!
Here are just a few of the plants that can look great in conservatories and orangeries:
The Golden Pothos (also known as the Devil’s Ivy) is the most popular choice of plant for conservatories because it is strong, easy to grow and requires minimum care. It’s known to flourish even under people who don’t have a green thumb. It can be grown as a single plant in a pot, grown upright by winding it around a vertical structure, or even in a hanging basket; with adequate care and support, it can even be extended into the garden. Too much of water can uproot the plant – this makes it ideal to be grown indoors.
Many forms of cacti are suited to be grown indoors where the humidity is not very high. They don’t require too much water of fertilizer; light is the only resource they need in abundance. They can be placed in a sunny portion of the conservatory, and provided with artificial light in the colder seasons. Too much exposure to sunlight can burn the cacti, so care needs to be taken in this regard. Cacti can be grown outdoors during the warmer seasons and brought indoors in the winter.
The peace lily or the sphathiphyllum is known as one of the best indoor air purifiers. It blooms frequently and has attractive foliage; it is a shade loving plant and thrives under low light conditions. It prefers warmer temperatures, and higher humidity.
The Chinese Evergreen is one of the plants that can survive in very low light conditions; just the light provided by a reading lamp will do to keep it alive. It requires low moisture in the soil; excess moisture can be harmful to the plant. This greenish plant has silver streaks, making it an attractive indoor specimen.