Adding houseplants to your indoor decorating can add life to your home. Tropical indoor plants are used as often as furniture in the home. Some people decide to buy fake, plastic plants for their home, but it is often obvious. They collect dust and can look tacky.
The real thing will be much better. Indoor gardening can be fulfilling and natural plants even cleanse the air, adding oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide.
If you are unfamiliar with indoor gardening, the information below will be useful in showing you how you can have success in this form of planting. It is not very complicated.
How will the plants get the sunlight that they need? You need to consider how much light is available in different parts of your home where you’ll want flowers, and choose the plants to go in those areas accordingly. If a room is dark additional lighting can be added.
The following house plants will handle medium to low amounts of light, and are therefore known to work well for indoor gardening:
- Cast Iron Plant – Aspidistra elatior.
- Cereus Cactus – Cereus peruvianus.
- Pothos – Epipremnum aureum.
- Snake Plant – Sansevieria trifasciata.
- ZZ Plant – Zamioculcas zamiifolia.
You should make sure to avoid the common mistake of over-watering your indoor house plants. Over-watering can damage the roots. Each kind of plant needs different amounts of water to be as healthy as possible, so be sure to research the needs of each type of plant you are going to have in your home.
Since there is no soil on the floor of your home, your indoor house plants will need to use pots and containers. If the pot is dirty before you place your new plant in it, it will be more susceptible to disease. Make sure to fully clean I first so the plant has the best chance of remaining healthy as it grows.
Since humidity adds moisture to the air, it is a major issue in indoor gardening. The humidity effects the growth of the plants.
If the air is dry, you should spray the plants with water so they receive the moisture that they need.
You’ll need to research the specific type of plants that you will use to know whether or not they need constant fertilization. If the plant is receiving the proper amount of water, light, and humidity, fertilization may not be too important.
Hopefully these tips will help you cultivate indoor plants. Adding actual life to your home, rather than plastic plants, is fulfilling and with a little care is not very difficult.