At Stockhomed the Plants Conquer All Other Interiors
For Swedish-born Simone, the founder of Stockhomed, it all started when she moved into her Brooklyn apartment. She wanted to create a green oasis in her apartment, even though she had no outdoor space. Now she wants you to develop the same passion for plants as she did - and here is how you can do it!
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Is your home Homed?
“Homed is defined as to have returned to a natural habitat. Homed could also mean - to go or return home - and that’s the feeling I want to leave you with,” says founder Simone. Stockhomed is all about putting the customer first and decorating your home to suit your needs, with a focus on houseplants. As the name suggests, there are influences here from Scandinavian interior design and the feeling of home.
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At Stockhomed, houseplants are always an integral part of the interior design and decoration. Because houseplants are an integral part of Stockhomed’s interior design and decor, Simone always pays attention to what plants will be in the room when choosing furniture. Plants not only look beautiful, but also have a great health-promoting effect. It has been scientifically proven that repotting houseplants can lower stress levels.
According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, real plants also sharpen our attention, and having a plant in your workplace can do that. In England, you can get a prescription for “potted plants” to reduce anxiety and depression. The sight of plants can also speed up the recovery process after illness, injury and surgery. Again, you can add plants to your home to increase your productivity and creativity. There is also scientific evidence for phytoremediation, which is plants that clean pollutants from the air. For this to work, you need to have several plants in your home. And the best part, according to Simone, is that “ every home feels like a home.”
Some plants that have been proven to do this effectively are: Areca, lady, dwarf date and bamboo palms, Snake Plant, Devils Ivy Swiss Cheese, Spider plant and Ficus trees.
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Living with plants
Choose maybe five to ten different types of plants and keep it simple! This way you become an expert at caring for your specific plants and instead of buying new plants when you move, you simply learn how to propagate them.
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You need to use scissors, ripping them off with your nails will not work. It’s also important where you cut them. Look for a root node, a node is a small bump from which new roots will grow. There are conflicting theories on this, as I have managed to root all cuts and plants with water.
Set up the growing container. Choose a clear container as it is very reassuring to watch the roots grow. Place the container in a warm and bright place, such as a window, but make sure the windows are well sealed.
Wait until the roots have grown out, about 3 inches, longer will work. Be patient and enjoy the growth! It can take weeks to months. When the roots are mature, it’s time to plant!
Choose a pot with a drainage hole, fill it up about 1/3 from the rim, stick the root in the soil and add more soil, press down lightly.
Spray and water, let drain. Put them in a place indoors where they can grow and thrive. Pro-tip: Plants usually like to stay in the same place.
Stockhomed will help you get them acclimated!
Now you not only have your greenery at home, but all the health benefits and feel it gives your home.
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“Quick View” - Rooting in water, then in soil
Find a root node and cut it off
Place in a clear container or vase
Place in a warm and bright place
Allow to grow (weeks/months)
Choose a pot with a drainage hole
Fill it about 1/3 full
Add your mature root
Add more soil, half an inch from the edge