Many aging adults enjoy spending time gardening, even when they can no longer do it outdoors. A garden can provide an enjoyable way to spend time outside, get some exercise, and improve mental health. But what if you or your loved ones don’t have a yard or live in an apartment? No problem! Some plants are perfect for growing in an indoor garden specifically designed for seniors. Indoor plants for senior gardeners improve the air quality in the home and provide a soothing hobby to enjoy.
Here are a few of the best plants for seniors’ indoor gardens:
Succulent Or Cactus Gardens
The benefits of growing succulents and cacti are many. They are low-maintenance plants that can thrive in different environments, making them perfect for both indoor and outdoor gardens. Succulents and cacti also come in many shapes, sizes, and colors, making them an attractive addition to any garden. Start by selecting a few plants and then find out what kind of soil and light they need. Either create a garden bed specifically for succulents and cacti or use pots or containers. Be sure to water your plants regularly, but take care not to overwater them – succulents and cacti don’t like wet soil.
Terrariums are becoming popular to grow plants and flowers in a small, contained environment. They can be made from various materials, including glass, plastic, or ceramic, and can be as simple or complex as the builder desires.
One advantage of terrariums is that they can be placed almost anywhere in the home, depending on the plants being grown. They make excellent additions to living rooms, kitchens, and even bedrooms. Many people find them so charming that they become a focal point in the room.
Another plus is that terrariums don’t require much maintenance. Once they’re set up, all that’s usually needed is occasional watering and pruning of plants as needed.
Snake plants, also known as Sansevieria trifasciata, are attractive, low-maintenance plants that can be a great addition to any home. They’re easy to care for and don’t require much light or water. Snake plants are a good option for seniors’ indoor gardens because they’re durable and thrive in low-light conditions. The leaves are long and strap-like, with a jagged edge. Snake plants can reach up to three feet tall, making an excellent addition to the corner of a room or in an outdoor garden space.
Spider plants are an excellent choice for seniors’ indoor gardens because they are easy to care for and propagate. Spider plants increase so that there is a lot of greenery in a relatively short time. They also prefer moderate humidity, suitable for homes that may have dry air from heating systems. Spider plants can be propagated by dividing the plant into small clumps or taking cuttings from new growth.
Aloe Vera Plants
Aloe vera plants are easy to care for and can treat some ailments. Aloe vera plants can help soothe sunburns, speed healing of minor cuts and scrapes, and even help reduce inflammation. Additionally, they can treat more severe issues such as constipation and heartburn. Adding an aloe vera plant to the indoor garden is a great way to improve overall health and well-being.
Not only do they add flavor to food, but they also have a wide range of medicinal properties that can help keep people healthy. Mint plants can easily grow and can be kept in containers on a windowsill or in another sunny spot.