Whether you’re an experienced green thumb or just starting out, indoor plants are a fantastic way to create a relaxed atmosphere and liven up your home. But there’s a little more to it than simply buying a plant and throwing it on your windowsill. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide for everything you need to know about indoor plants.
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Choose Your indoor Plants Carefully
First and foremost, you want to be picking the right plants for your home. This will involve a combination of your own preferences, as well as picking indoor plants that are suitable for the environment.
If you struggle to get a lot of warmth into your home, or simply enjoy the cold, you’ll want plants that thrive in a cooler environment. Or, if your home tends to be hotter, choose plants that excel in a warmer, more tropical climate.
Picking the right plants will increase the chances of them growing properly and living longer. If you’re not sure what indoor plant would be best for you, ask your local gardening expert.
Indoor Plants Still Need Water!
A lot of first-timers pick indoor plants that don’t require a lot of watering. Which is a great idea! Especially if you’re only just starting your indoor plant journey. But don’t forget, every plant needs to be watered occasionally, no matter how low-maintenance they are.
Each plant will require a different watering schedule so you’ll want to ask an expert or do some research as to how often you should be watering them. That said, make sure you’re watering them in your sink or outside in the yard, that way you won’t get water throughout your home.
As an extra tip, make sure you’re not overwatering them either! Too much water can be just as bad as not enough.
Make sure you’re giving your plants as much access to light as possible as well. How much light they need will vary of course. But just because they’re indoor plants doesn’t mean they don’t need to get some sunlight from time to time.
Try and position your plants so they can get a decent amount of light through the day, and don’t hide them in the closet where it’s dark all the time. If you live in an apartment or area with low sunlight inside, consider looking for low light indoor plants or plants that can thrive off artificial light.
There are a lot of plants that don’t necessarily need natural sunlight to grow. Ask your local gardening expert about what kind of light your preferred plants need if you’re not sure.
Indoor Plant Pots
The good thing about indoor plant pots is that they are a relatively simple matter. The main factor you’ll need to consider is the size. You’ll want to pick a pot that enables your plants to grow properly.
The type of pot you pick doesn’t really matter too much. Most plants will grow in any kind of pot. Just remember that cheaper plastic pots will generally break or be worn down well before a terracotta or stone pot would.
Like pots, the soil for your plants is a relatively simple matter. Indoor plants can live in pretty much any soil, so rookie plant owners don’t need to stress. That said, picking the right kind can make it easier for your plants to thrive. And can even extend their lifespan.
Do some research about what types of soil your chosen plants prefer. Or ask your local gardening expert about what they’d recommend.
Pick Their Location
Plants need the right conditions to live, no matter how hardy they are. So, before you stick that new plant in the darkest corner of your living room, or right underneath the air conditioner, consider what it needs to grow.
If it needs plenty of sunlight and warmer conditions, give it a spot near the window where it can stay warm and get lots of sun.
Every plant is different, so consider the needs of each individual plant before deciding where to put them.
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Indoor Plants Maintenance
We’ve partially covered this one throughout the article, but make sure you’re giving your plants the love and attention they need to thrive. Pruning, thinning, and grooming are necessary steps to ensure your plants don’t get out of control and can grow healthily.
Some indoor plants also enjoy a gentle wipe down of their leaves. Or even a simple spray of water to keep them moist and hydrated.
Spend an hour or 2 every weekend just going over your plants and giving them the care they need. Doing this regularly will ensure they can grow to their fullest potential.
Final Tips for Your Indoor Plants
Finally, if you’re only just starting your indoor plant journey, don’t worry about getting every different kind of plant your local nursery has in stock. Just take your time and get one to test the waters. Get used to the care and maintenance and get a feel for how it improves your home. Then, once you’ve gotten the hang of looking after your plant, go out and buy some more and spread them throughout the home.
Buying and growing indoor plants is a journey and you should enjoy it! Don’t overthink it and just feel things out to see what works for you and your home.
Whether you already own a home or you’re building one through our no or low deposit new home system, indoor plants are a great addition to every home. Got any tips for potential green thumbs? Leave them in the comments below.