Blog / garden plants

best house plants

The Best House Plants

Did you know NASA recommends one houseplant per 100 square feet for cleaner indoor air in your home? Their 2-year long Clean Air Study showed that plants can help to remove volatile organic compounds from the air.
Read more
Air Plants

Flower Spotlight: Air Plants

What are Air Plants?

Air plants are a unique type of flowering plant. They are scientifically designat as epiphytes, and as such naturally grow on other plants without acting as a parasite. In nature, they\ found in more tropical, but humid environments on the branches of trees. In fact, they have similar growing preferences to orchids and some species of ferns.

Air plants as we know them in artificial habitats are inconspicuous. so They are most commonly recognize as small, hand-sized or smaller plants, covered in a dusty coating of gray hairs, with anywhere from bright green and red to mild gray sprays of inflexible, linear leaves. However, in their natural environments, they grow impressively, up to more than ten times their size in indoor garden settings!

How do Air Plants Reproduce?

Like all angiosperms, air plants reproduce through flower production, pollination, and seeding. Their flowers are extremely beautiful, supported within the folds of their leaves or paraded on a stem. Furthermore, each blossom hints at the tropical background of this plant: brilliant purples, reds, oranges and blues that can last for weeks.

Common Types of Airplants

Because of their epiphytic nature, these plants have become very popular as houseplants. so They can be shipp without worry and their unrooted characteristic and beautiful blossoms allow for incredible creativity in the making of attractive air plant terrarium centerpieces.

Currently, NBU Flowers offers a number of the most common types of air plants for those interested in adding a tropical detail to indoor spaces:

Fire Airplant: This airplant is characterized by its small size and brightly colored red leaves.

Hard Leaf Stricta: This popular airplant variety is characterized by its large and colorful flowerheads.    

Tillandsia: Tillandsias can grow to be quite large in an indoor setting and have a variety of forms.

By Olivia Turner

Read more
Hydroponic Gardens

Indoor Hydroponic Gardens

Hydroponic Gardens- We all know that crisp lettuce and aromatic herbs can take any meal from just good to great. As such, garden fresh produce will always be welcome at the dinner table. 

But many people don’t have the yard space (or a yard at all) in which to invest in a productive and rewarding garden. No worries, hydroponic gardens are a simple alternative to grow fresh produce in your third story apartment, one-room studio, or shade filled house.

What is a Hydroponic Garden?

A hydroponic garden is a soil free, indoor alternative to growing fresh produce. It’s system works through a mix of air, water, liquid plant food, and a LED growing light. It allows for a clean and neat way to grow healthy and nutritious food in any space. In fact, you can even grow hydroponic plants in your closet!

Benefits of a Hydroponic Garden

Growing an indoor hydroponic garden has a number of benefits:

-All plants can be grown without soil using. so This is ideal for busy families wanting to avoid indoor messes with young children or pets.

-These gardens allow for yearlong harvesting of fresh produce. Grow a diverse range of lettuces, tomatoes, and culinary herbs from seed for delicious food in every season.

-Hydoponic gardens are herbicide free. No need to worry about pests or spraying chemicals with this aquatic based system.

Getting Started

If you are convince that growing a hassle-free hydroponic garden is ideal for you and your household, you’ll love this next best feature: household hydroponic gardns are incredibly economical.

In fact, NBU Flowers offers complete set-ups from the Aerogarden brand and Vegebox at very reasonable prices. Better yet, the Aerogarden brand also offers sets of nine herb seed pods, with the power of Miracle Grow, for just $14.

Don’t hesitate, get to growing and fill your plate with home-grown produce!
White Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden


By Olivia Turner

Read more



Moving into a new home is always an adventurous experience, so naturally you will have people to come over and celebrate your newfound nest. Just as a nest is composed of various, handpicked materials, you can strategically place certain flowers throughout your home. What better way to paint your own personality into your home than orchestrating it into a floral arrangement? The best part is, you'll never get tire of caring for each flower!

From the get-go, the Maranta Red Plant-also known as the Prayer Plant-would be the first choice for your new home. It comes from Brazil and was name the Prayer Plant after an Italian Botanist who saw that the leaves are flat during the day, but they fold up like praying hands at nighttime. These are some of the best indoor plants to have because they're lowkey enough to spruce up your walls or countertops, but are beautiful enough to not be disregard as shrubbery.


Taking care of these plants is not that hard. All you need is a pot with a well drainage system, so when you water them the excess water can drain out by itself and the plant can absorb the amount needed. For the soil, you can make your own or buy a potting mix that is easily available almost anywhere .

During the initial growing stage of your plant it needs water frequently. Always check the soil before you water them again. Letting it dry out completely or leaving the soil moist can damage your plant.

House plants mostly need indirect sunlight, so place them in a corner where there is shade and indirect sunlight as well. Leaving your plant in direct sunlight can damage the leaves and fade the color and eventually the plant will burn from heat and turn brown. Fertilizing your plant also plays a great role in keeping your plant healthy and happy.


Few more plant options are listed below:

By Neha Kamran

Read more
daisies flower

Flower Spotlight: Delightful Daisies

What do daisies symbolize and how did they get their name?

Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility cherished the daisy as her sacred flower, so as time passed, this flower came to symbolize new beginnings. They are some of the first flowers to bloom in spring, as early as April, the month they represent. It may come as a surprise to many that the English version of the name originated by the mashing of the words “day’s eye”,

due to the outer petals of the flower closing in around its center when night falls. It is from this peculiarity that the expression “fresh as a daisy” comes from:

when someone has a good night’s rest, the next morning they are as lively and cheerful as a daisy.

What kinds of daisies are there?

The flower diameter of a daisy is typically around 3 to 5 inches, about half the size of their larger cousins, the sunflower, who they resemble in shape and composition. Surrounding the disk at the center of the flower, you will first find the disk floret, composed of hundreds of tiny petals,

usually the same color as the larger petals of the ray floret that crown the flower.  Most varieties of daisies are native to South America, Asia, and Africa,

but they have since adapted to virtually every climate. Today, they are one of the most widely sold cut flowers in the world. The popular varieties of daisies include:

  • Shasta daisy: these have a yellow center with pristine white petals. These are the ones you picture on a meadow on a hot summer day
  • Gerbera daisy or the African Daisy: this variety has a darker center and it can produce petals in bright tones yellow, orange, red, and purple.
  • Barberton daisy: like the gerbera daisy, grows to produce radiant petals of different colors. It usually has a smaller disc, and it can sometimes produce pointed petals instead of rounded ones.

When is it most appropriate to give daisies?

The innocence and purity of children are best captured by a daisy, this is why it is one of the most common flowers to give to new mothers after childbirth. so As a perennial garden plant, they work wonders too, attracting butterflies and birds,

thereby creating a rich natural environment for children to grow up in. For less fortunate days, they can be brew into a tea to help relieve coughs and inflammations. Their leaves, rich in vitamin C, can even be add to salads for a nutritious meal.Flower Spotlight

By V.M. Pierluisi

Read more