A lot of people stick a fake tree in a corner, dust the leaves off every week, and call it indoors gardening. There are also people that think plants belong and should always remain outside. But indoor garden design has grown into much more than that lately. There are many reasons for indoor plant growing. For instance, plants don’t only remove carbon dioxide from the air, they also remove many poisonous toxins and pollutants as well. Indoors gardening will provide beautiful decorations in your home as well as providing cleaner air.
When picking out an indoor house plant, make sure they are hearty indoor plants and they are adaptable. They must be able to thrive in the conditions and settings of your home. Consider how much time you will be able to spend caring for the plants, how much light your house offers, and also how much money you want to spend on your indoor house plant. If you are on a low budget, start with seeds or cuttings. If you have a little more money to dish out you can buy a plant that is already grown. Another thing to consider is if you want an indoor house plant that can be displayed all year or just for a short season.
Indoor herb gardening is another great example for an indoor house plant; they are both attractive and edible. They will grow pretty quick and you won’t have to wait a long time to see results. Some popular culinary herbs for cooking, are chives, dill, sage, thyme, and oregano.
When indoor plant growing, consider the amount of experience you have before choosing a plant. There are some plants that are stronger and harder to kill and therefore better for a novice gardener. Examples of hearty indoor plants are Fatsia, Cyperus, Scandens, Popular Succulents, Coleus, and Bromeliads.
The basic rules of maintaining plants are a bit different with indoor plant growing than they are in a regular outdoor setting. Since plants won’t get the sunlight they do outdoors, lighting is essential. You need to know exactly how much light your plants require. Pick an indoor house plant that only needs medium to low light, such as ferns or Philodendrons, unless you plan to supply artificial lighting. If you purchased a plant that was already grown, it might have received better lighting than your home provides. You will therefore have to “condition” your plant and gradually reduce the light it receives. Once you get the plant inside, make sure to rotate the plant to encourage upward growth.
Just because you are indoor plant growing, don’t think the plants don’t have to have water; they still do. How often you water, once again, depends on what type of plant you have. Make sure the water can drain out of the bottom of the pot and try to use water that is about the same as the temperature of the room. Also pay attention to the temperatures in your house in order to ensure a healthy plant. A 10-15 degree fluctuation won’t hurt any plant, but rapid changes could cause damage.
Indoor garden design is not at all that difficult; in fact, it is pretty much the same as outdoor gardening. There are even some advantages to indoor gardening. For example, you won’t have to worry as much about bugs and insects bothering your plants. You also won’t have to worry about wind or frost reeking havoc on your garden.
Kali Winters is a gardening enthusiast and author who spends much of her time teaching others how to setup and maintain beautiful, amazing gardens. Her latest book, “Holistic Herbs~A Beginners Guide to Herbal Gardening” is available Here!
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