With our recent move, I’m now thoroughly enjoying being able to decorate for the seasons and I’m in full hibernation preparation mode. I’m pleased to say that I’m once again working with Always Kalanchoe to bring you this post. Not only are Kalanchoes great value, but they come in so many beautiful colours to suit each season. I’ve filled the house with seasonal blooms in autumnal shades and gathered pots of red and orange Kalanchoes to fill my sitting room with.
As the days get shorter and darker faster, filling the room with low maintenance, beautiful, flowering succulents boosts my mood and makes me feel more productive. Coming down in the morning to a room full of autumnal colour puts a smile on my face. It instantly makes me feel more inspired to start the day and get stuck in to work. Always Kalanchoe have a great guide to Kalanchoe colours and why the colour choices we make are so important and have such an impact on our day to day.
In the days of oxygen facials, we know oxygen is good for the skin. It’s like that tingling sensation you get when you’ve been on a long walk on the beach or in the countryside. Kalanchoes are nocturnal oxygenators. Which means they absorb nasty carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and give you back beautiful, clean, oxygen. They are the perfect houseplant to have around, as the long cold nights set in. Without me even realising it, they help me wind down and relax. They’re not just great to have in the sitting room. Having them in the bedroom also helps you sleep deeper and wake up more rested.
There are so many proven health benefits to having plants in the home. They reduce airborne dust levels, increase humidity (so you don’t feel ‘dried out’ in winter from the heating) and interestingly reduce background noise. I’ve noticed that there’s not as much echo in the sitting room since I introduced the Kalanchoes. Making the overall sound quality of the room, so much better.
I’ve used Kalanchoes as our houseplant of choice for over a year now. The plants flower for 6-8 weeks and need very little care. Just a dash of water every week or every two weeks and that’s it. You don’t even need to remove the dead flowers. You can get your own Kalanchoes from most supermarkets including Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. Don’t forget to check out Always Kalanchoe for a little more inspiration and tips on helping your Kalanchoes last longer! Also check out the @AlwaysKalanchoe Instagram for more inspiration and advice!