Aside from the aesthetic value an indoor house plant provides your home with, there are also health benefits – grade school science class tells us that indoor plant growing cleanse’s the air through utilizing the carbon dioxide and producing more oxygen. The following contains some important information on how to care for your indoor house plant to gain the optimum health and aesthetic benefits.
Indoor Plant Lighting
Most indoor garden plans require ample lighting. This can be provided through natural lighting in the room of your choice or there must be an electrical source for lighting. An indoor house plant requires at least 6 hours of light per day. Darker leaved plants usually don’t need as much light as others.
The following are some of the varieties of plants (usually those that only require medium to low light) that are best known to be well suited for indoor plant growing:
b. Boston ferns
c. African violets
e. Creeping Fig
A common mistake most people make with indoors gardening is that they tend to over-water the plants, which may lead to root decay…in other words rotten roots. Make sure to research the type of indoor house plant you have, because each type of plant varies on their watering needs.
Choose good quality and attractive indoor containers for your plants. Make sure that the indoor container is clean before placing your new plant into it to prevent infection and to encourage healthy growth.
With indoors gardening, humidity is a big issue. The amount of moisture in the air has an large effect on the growth of your plants. Spray your indoor house plants with water during the morning hours for their much-needed moisture. Make sure the leaves don’t get covered in dust.
Just like watering, fertilizing depends on the type of plant. If you have managed to supply your indoor house plant with the right amount of light, water and humidity, fertilization may not need much attention. A good indoor fertilizer can be bought from most home depot or hardware stores. Orchids however, require a special fertilizer that’s only available for their type of indoor house plant.
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