How to create your own indoor garden

Having an indoor garden not only looks amazing, but a few well-placed pot plants scattered about the house can do wonders for your overall wellbeing. We’ll show you which plants work best and where to place them.

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Get some indoor plants

A quick trip to Bunnings is an easy way to get an idea of what indoor plants are available. We keep them inside, just before you hit the Nursery. Once you’ve got them home, place your indoor plants where they’ll get at least a few hours of bright, indirect sunlight a day. You don’t want to expose them to direct sunlight for too long.

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Best plants to grow indoors

If you live in an apartment with limited room and no garden, indoor plants can add some life and colour to an otherwise plain space. A Monstera has an exotic look and can give your room a tropical feel, a Sword Fern looks great in a hanging basket while a Golden Cane Palm is a perfect low maintenance option. We’ve got a great list of the 13 plants that are best for indoors if you want to check out more. Herbs and vegetables can also be a great addition to your indoor garden.

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Add your own style with pots and planters

Indoor plant pots are a fantastic way to complement your greenery and add more colour to your indoor garden. We have a huge range of pots to choose from and great advice on how to re-pot a plant once you’ve brought it home. You could even use hanging baskets of various shapes and sizes to create an awesome hanging garden.

Freshen up your home

Check out more ways to freshen up your home or pop in to you local Bunnings.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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