With stress at work taking a toll on our bodies and spirits, we need to find ways to relieve the pressure and find some calm and serenity in the midst of the chaos. Communing with nature and green growing things is an ideal way to ground yourself. But what to do when there are no gardens nearby?
Indoor plants are a good way to create a pocket garden at home or at the office. But the high maintenance required to keep them healthy deters many people from bringing plants to work. Enter Miura Hydroculture plants.
Available at the Miura kiosk in Megamall (at the basement near Bio-Research pet shop), the plants range in size from mini to large. They are grown hydroponically, not in soil but in little pebbles called hydrocorns. They are easy to care for – just water every couple of days, keep away from direct sunlight, and remove the yellowed leaves.
When you buy the small plants, they are packaged in plastic collars and placed in rectangular carry boxes that make them easy to transport. Each of these cost P180 ($4) and come in the plastic double pots you see here.
The plants’ leaves glow with health and vitality. Just looking at them makes me calmer already. An added benefit I’ll get is the oxygen that they are releasing.
Apart from leafy plants like the dracaena sanderiana above, Miura also has succulents like aloe and sanseveria. They’d make great gifts; how about a fortune plant to officemates who could use a little luck and a happy natural boost to their day?
As for me, I’m going to collect more till I have a little jungle of my own that’ll help me relax while at work.