Trends never go away, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Since the start of the year, many fun and engaging activities have trended online — from dalgona coffee to ube cheese pandesal to home workouts. And right now, we’re seeing a whole new trend going around on many social media channels — indoor plants.
The quarantine period has turned a lot of people into “plantitos” and “plantitas” who buy and place their purchased plants inside their rooms and common areas at home. For some, this isn’t just some fad to keep up with everyone else. Having plants around the house actually increases productivity and wellness. Besides, since most people can’t go outside and see nature because of the pandemic, they brought nature inside their homes instead as well.
With more and more people looking into filling their homes with some greenery, indoor plants are now seen as highly profitable items.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, now is the perfect time to hop into this indoor plant trend. There are hundreds of different plants you can list in your inventory, but it’s important to take note of the best selling ones so that you can start your business in the right direction.
If there’s one plant that everyone’s been going crazy for, it’s the Monstera Deliciosa (also known as the Swiss Cheese plant). The Monstera has become quite popular among plant parents because of its shape and size. It also does not attract pests and require daily maintenance and sunlight, making it a convenient plant to keep even for busy bodies.
Encourage-mint tip: Water it every 1–2 weeks. Make sure to dry out the top 3 cm of soil between waterings. Additionally, dust off its leaves regularly.
There are actually different types of Pothos plants (Devil’s Ivy) you can choose from, such as Golden Pothos, Hunter’s Robe, and Ivy Arum. The reason why it’s alternatively called Devil’s Ivy is because it doesn’t die easily and it can thrive even in dark places. For health purposes, it also helps clean the air of toxins in painted or furnished rooms, making it an ideal plant for homes and offices.
Encourage-mint tip: Keep Pothos in moderate light as placing it in direct sunlight will make its leaves too pale. Like the Monstera, Pothos plants do not require regular watering. Remove any yellowing leaves to let it keep growing. Make sure to repot Pothos if its roots have consumed the pot it’s placed in as well. You can also give it a balanced fertilizer formulated for houseplants as a monthly “snack”.
Also commonly known as the snake plant, the Dracaena Trifasciata is a succulent that provides various health benefits. It helps filter indoor air and remove toxic and cancer-causing air pollutants. Not to mention it’s aesthetically pleasing and requires little maintenance. There are also different variations of the Dracaena Trifasciata, such as Bird’s nest snake plant, Sansevieria cylindrica, and Laurentii.
Encourage-mint tip: Place it in a well-drained pot. Water it sparingly as well as it will rot when watered too much. You can place it in indirect sunlight but not in a completely shaded area as it will become dull and floppy.
Ah yes, the classic Howea Forsteriana or Kentia Palm. This plant is an easy choice for many plantitos and plantitas as it gives a room a more tropical look. Since the Kentia Palm can grow at a great height, it’s also perfect for homes with high ceilings and wide spaces. Apart from the aesthetics, the Kentia Palm is easy to maintain. It adapts to adapt to different kinds of soil such as clay, loam, acidic, and alkaline. Much like the other plants, it does not require much maintenance and it can tolerate low light conditions.
Encourage-mint tip: Place it in indirect sunlight. Water it sparingly or at least spray it with mist to give it some humidity. You can also give it a control release potassium supplement as Kentia Palms are prone to potassium deficiency.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the Tillandsia (also known as air plants). The reason why they’re called air plants is because they do not need soil and water to grow. They only need to absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves. They’re possibly the easiest plants to care for, which is perfect for people who are beginning to venture into plants.
Encourage-mint tip: Place them in bright and filtered light. While they don’t require regular watering, they still need moisture especially in dry areas. For that case, submerge them in water for 2–3 hours every two weeks. You can also spray them with soaking mist once or twice a week in the summer.
As you start your plant business, it’s important that you get all the help that you’ll need to organize your inventory and ship your items. In every step of the way, you can rely on MyKuya and its variety of services.
For your organization and packaging needs, you can avail the BizHelper service. When it’s time to ship the plants to their forever homes, you can book MyKuya’s MotoToday service. You can also book the MyKuya L300 service if you need to transport some of the bigger and taller plants.
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