Do you have a green thumb but you don’t have the space for an outside garden? Do you want to get into gardening but you want to start small? If you are looking to get into gardening as a hobby, or you want to liven up your living space with some greenery, indoor potted plants are your best bet. There are many varieties of indoor plants that can brighten any room with their foliage and you need to choose the best place to keep them.
Why Indoor Plants Can Make an Impact
Indoor plants aren’t just for decorations (although one can’t deny the exotic flair it lends to any home). Indoor plants can make an impact on our overall well-being as well. They are known to filter the air, making it purer to breathe in. In fact, it is known that the indoor plants can filter out formaldehyde from the air. Aside from this, indoor plants can also help support a calm and nurturing environment. The color green is said to reduce anxiety and has a soothing effect on most people. Taking care of an indoor plant also requires a certain level of responsibility, which can be rewarding in the long run.
Decide Where You Want to Place Plants
More or less you have already decided where indoor plants will be placed around your home. Take the consideration that the overall theme of your house or the room itself, as this will play a major role into which specific plant you want to grow. For example, you may consider growing lavender or jasmine in your bedroom as these are popular plants to help promote more relaxing and restful sleep. An aloe vera plant will be helpful in places that are always full of people, like the kitchen or living room, since it is known to purify the air. There are many varieties of plants that can live in very harsh conditions, so don’t be afraid to liven up a windowless room with a plant or two.
Most indoor plants need some sort of light, whether direct or indirect, and this is a factor you may consider when choosing which variety to put in your home.
Take into consideration the humidity levels in your home, since a lot of plants need it to survive. Some areas in your home are more humid or drier than others. If you have a heater by the windowsill, placing a plant there should be reconsidered since it will be drier. If your home has central heating, generally the entire area will be drier during the fall and winter months. If you are serious about maintaining an indoor plant, buying a humidifier will help with the moisture in the air. Spritzing or spraying the plant once daily will also prevent it from drying out. If you group your plants together, this may also help solve any issues with moisture, since plants tend to absorb another’s moisture! Just avoid placing them too close to each other as this will affect the air circulation that the leaves need. Plants that have leaves touching also have the risk of insects transferring from one leaf to another quite easily.
A Final Word
Indoor gardening can be a rewarding hobby that will be beneficial for you and your family. With a lot of plant varieties to choose from, there is bound to be one that will go well with your home. These plants have the ability to not only make your home look more pleasing, but also provide health benefits that the entire family can enjoy.