Working from home has forced people to find joy and indulge in things they’ve always wanted to do but never really had time for. The interest in furnishing his house with indoor plants, matching them with the interior decoration and creating an atmosphere conducive to working from home is what made Dileep Govindaraju quit a well-paying job abroad and to start his business ‘Greenhouse Design Space’ beside Lake Gottigere in South Bengaluru.
Having plants in every corner of the house not only increases productivity but also has a strong effect in calming the mind, body and soul, says Dileep, who worked in the design wing. television, animation and multimedia before starting this business. . He passed on this message to people who seek his advice on how to grow and maintain plants in their spaces.
Living in Australia for nine years opened up a whole new world for Dileep. “You will find organized pop-ups and food and coffee stalls on every corner. People always found joy in doing what they loved to do rather than sticking to routine work. I have always had a deep interest in gardening and when I got home, starting something like this was the first thing that crossed my mind. That’s how #greenhouseblr was born,” he tells Metrolife.
His company offers durable and unique handmade planters.
“We like to focus on techniques that involve hand tools and traditional skills to create something new rather than having something straight out of a mass production factory,” he adds.
The store is located at No. 63/1, Gottigere Lake Road, Gottigere.
You can log in at www.greenhouseblr.com
Dileep Govindaraju can also be reached on 9964588520 and 9845551004.
A Beginner’s Guide to Houseplants
Snake plant or Sansevieria: This indoor plant provides oxygen 24/7. You can place it in your rooms. It tolerates low light and thrives in dry soil.
Spider plant: This air-purifying plant can withstand over-watering or under-watering – it’s hard to kill. It adapts well to low light and bright indirect light.
Pothos or money plant: Easy to grow, it is a low maintenance plant that can thrive in a variety of lighting conditions. It evacuates toxins and bad odors.
Read of Peace: It cleans the air of mold. You can place them in the bathroom or in humid spaces. It requires little light to flower.
Bamboo Palm: It not only provides a tropical look, but also improves indoor air quality by removing common toxins and adding moisture. It performs well in low light.
ZZ or Zamiifolia plant: It only needs to be watered three times a month and doesn’t require a lot of light. In addition, it does not attract insects or other pests.
Tips for keeping houseplants healthy
Find a well-lit and well-ventilated main space for your plants to live in. You can sometimes move them around, but if they’re doing well in one place, leave them alone. Plants like to be in clusters. So pair up a few or more plants that thrive in similar conditions.
Bring a body of water – large or small. This provides them with a moist environment. Introduce guppies. They are amazing at keeping mosquitoes at bay and the water clear.
Having a body of water indoors makes it possible to introduce plants that like to live there.
Use a dead branch to grow plants, as opposed to just pots. Many shade-loving plants are epiphytes and will grow, thrive, and bloom best happily.