A Busy Gal's Guide To Indoor Plants

We have all seen those envious photos online of gorgeous bedrooms filled with lush potted plants. However, plants are not always as easy to look after as you'd think - especially if you're super busy!

Here at THG we love indoor plants. They can completely change the look and feel of a space, making you feel more at ease and added bonus - they help you breathe better too.

Therefore, we have put together a list of the perfect indoor plants for you busy gals out there who may not have time to give it all the TLC it needs but still want the vibe in your favourite space. 

String of Pearls 

String of pearls are also known as rosary string of beads and are actually considered a succulent. That means that they are ideal for busy gal's as succulents require such little care. We recommend hanging them to showcase the draping beads. 

String of pearls are also known as rosary string of beads and are actually considered a succulent. That means that they are ideal for busy gal's as succulents require such little care. We recommend hanging them to showcase the draping beads. 

Peace Lily 

As indoor plants go, peace lilies are some of the easiest to care for. They will immediately brighten any space and are well known for their ability to clean the air of the room they are in. 

As indoor plants go, peace lilies are some of the easiest to care for. They will immediately brighten any space and are well known for their ability to clean the air of the room they are in. 

Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair ferns come in so many varieties and sizes that there is sure to be one to suit your space. They look beautiful in a range of pots or can be hung to let the foliage drape and add a bit of extra dimension. 

Maidenhair ferns come in so many varieties and sizes that there is sure to be one to suit your space. They look beautiful in a range of pots or can be hung to let the foliage drape and add a bit of extra dimension. 

Snake Plant

Snake plants are super resilient as it can go weeks with neglect. Like the peace lily they are excellent at removing toxins from the air. Additionally, there are so many varieties and sizes so picking one to suit your space shouldn't be a problem.

Snake plants are super resilient as it can go weeks with neglect. Like the peace lily they are excellent at removing toxins from the air. Additionally, there are so many varieties and sizes so picking one to suit your space shouldn't be a problem.

 

Summer Ready Detox

With summer looming we are puling all the stops to ensure that summer body is looking better than ever. Along with regular exercise we have a few (delicious) secrets to help us on our way. Brewing your own infused waters and teas has many benefits from digestion to fat burning and immune defense properties – did we mention that there are also delicious!

Make yourself a large jug and sip on it throughout your day for a healthier alternative to regular juice/coffee/energy drinks.

Here are a few super easy recipes to get you started. 

Slimming tea fusion

2 x cups of chilled green tea

2 x cups of filtered water

1 x small handful of fresh mint leaves

1 x fresh lime sliced

2 x cups of Ice

 

Blood sugar & digestion

1 x kiwi fruit peeled and sliced

1 x handful of strawberries slices

½ x cucumber sliced

1 x small handful fresh mint leaves

4 x cups of filtered water

2 x cups of ice

 

Immune defense

1 x lime sliced

1 x lemon sliced

1 x orange sliced

1 x spring of rosemary

4 x cups of water

2 x cups of ice 

No Place Like Home

After all, home is where the heart is. It is where we rest, love, grow and entertain – it is an environment that can shape and influence your outlook on life. For inspirational spaces we look at cozy, luxurious fabrics such as velvets, knits and faux fur for furniture/soft furnishings to give your space a warm inviting feel. We also love printed rugs, personal artworks and thrifted eclectic tables and chairs. Plants are also an amazing addition to your space, not only do they look great and create a more intimate environment but they purify the air, improve productivity and help keep illness at bay!

If you’re new to indoor plants we’ve got a list of the best and easiest species for beginners:

1.    Prayer plant: needs a bright but not directly sun lit room, regular water

2.    Mother in laws tongue: Likes a well lit spot, water when dry

3.    Philodendron (basically indestructible): Likes a well lit spot, water when dry 

4.    Devil’s Ivy: A climber that will grow in dull or light spaces, water when dry 

And Voila! Your space can be your dream home just like that.  

Calm your Cravings: Brisbane's Best Sweet Treats for the Young and Carefree

Nodo Donuts – These guy’s products have been lovingly prepared with nothing but good intentions, a focus on health and the best possible, naturally gluten free ingredients so you can spoil yourself guilt free. Who said    

Location: 1 Ella Street, Newstead

     
  
 
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   Chester Street Bakery  – Voted Brisbane’s best place for desert! If you’ve got a tea party organised or a birthday coming up, then this is the place to come if you want to impress or surprise your guests! They’re SO good!   Location:  32A Chester Street, Newstead

 

Chester Street Bakery – Voted Brisbane’s best place for desert! If you’ve got a tea party organised or a birthday coming up, then this is the place to come if you want to impress or surprise your guests! They’re SO good!

Location: 32A Chester Street, Newstead

     
  
 
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     Secrete Trees Coffee -  This is a hidden gem, tucked away in the backstreets of Robertson, serving sweet treats, excellent espresso and out of the ordinary specialty drinks. Their specialty drink is fairy floss suspended over a cup of long black whilst dissolving into your cup! Their milkshakes are also served with a fairy floss top in flavours like lime, caramel, strawberry or vanilla raspberry. YUM!!   Location : 7/17 Barrett St, Robertson

 

Secrete Trees Coffee - This is a hidden gem, tucked away in the backstreets of Robertson, serving sweet treats, excellent espresso and out of the ordinary specialty drinks. Their specialty drink is fairy floss suspended over a cup of long black whilst dissolving into your cup! Their milkshakes are also served with a fairy floss top in flavours like lime, caramel, strawberry or vanilla raspberry. YUM!!

Location: 7/17 Barrett St, Robertson

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     Flourish Superfood Café:  Decked out in a shipping container this amazing   little place will fill you up with the best Acai Bowl in Brisbane! Nestled up James Street, serving nourishing eats like acai bowls, smoothies, juices and raw treats this has to be your go-to for a quick and easy healthy option on the go.    Location:  76 James St, Fortitude Valley

Flourish Superfood Café: Decked out in a shipping container this amazing little place will fill you up with the best Acai Bowl in Brisbane! Nestled up James Street, serving nourishing eats like acai bowls, smoothies, juices and raw treats this has to be your go-to for a quick and easy healthy option on the go. 

Location: 76 James St, Fortitude Valley