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Popular Plants to Grow for Colour and Scent

One of the best ways of making your house attractive and the atmosphere healthier is by adding plants to your house. Although there are different types of plants you can grow without much trouble, the best plants are the ones which produce flowers with attractive colours and scent. They will give your house a pleasant atmosphere and a fresh feel, removing the need for artificial room fresheners. This article will help you in choosing the right coloured and scented plants for your home.

Arabian Jasmine

Geranium

Geranium or scented Geranium as it is called commercially, is one of the top choices for an indoor plant. The reason for this is that this plant does not become very big and hence, can be grown in a small pot. Although this plant does not produce flowers, the array of odours it is available in is astounding. You can get to pick from lime, nutmeg, rose, chocolate, ginger, lemon, etc.

Ensure that your plants are kept in a place where there is plenty of sunlight, and are exposed to direct sunlight at least once in a day. Water the plants regularly, but make sure you don’t overdo it. You will have to clip and prune your plants from time to time to ensure that they don’t get too big.

Arabian Jasmine

These are flowering plants which produce attractive white flowers throughout the year. These flowers are so delicate and tender that you will feel the stress draining away as soon as you start looking at them. The plant is also very easy to maintain as is is a creeper. If you have an arch like structure inside your house, you can coax the plant to grow around the arch and form a natural decor. The scent of these jasmine is also very appealing and will help calm down your frayed nerves.

Citrus

As the name suggests, these are flowering plants which produce flowers that smell of lemon, orange, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. These plants are surprisingly simple to grow and take nothing more than water, sunlight and suitable soil. If you are patient, you might even be lucky enough to taste your own home grown citrus fruit.

As it is with other plants, choose a spot which is relatively draft free and sunny. Make sure that the spot is not too dry as these plants thrive in humid conditions. All you need to do is water them regularly and snip out the dead leaves from time to time.

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