For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

How to Care for Indoor Plants

Bringing nature indoors in the form of adding some live plants and flowers to your home or office is a great way to add some calming, natural-based ambiance. With careful attention paid to the placement of plants, as well as regular watering and periodic maintenance, plants can flourish indoors as well as they can outdoors. Generally the plants chosen for indoor use come from tropical areas of the world, and thus they will hold up better to room temperature areas and varied synthetic lighting.

When it comes to the lighting for your indoor plants, know that all plants need adequate light in order to survive as well as thrive. But some plants need more light than others; and then there are plants that can actually wither and die from being exposed to too much lighting. Make sure you are well aware of the lighting needs of the plants you are choosing, and keep in mind the layout of the room you're going to put them in. High light plants should be placed as close as possible to a window, while low light plants would be more suitable for placement in waiting rooms, at work stations, and on low end tables. A professional and knowledgeable company such as can assess the indoor environment you wish to keep plants in, and advise you on the ideal ones to use.

Your indoor plants should be watered regularly. Unless the care sheet for a plant states otherwise, its soil should be watered until it is consistently moist to the touch. Any water than drains out below should be removed to prevent fungal growth. While it's okay to skip a few days between watering -- such as on weekends, when an office is closed -- you shouldn't let a plant become completely dried out, or else it may become irreparably damaged.

Indoor plants can be susceptible to growth problems as well as insects. Use an eco-friendly soil and fertilizer mix, and treat periodically for the prevention of insects and fungal growth. Every few weeks you can rotate your plants in order to give all branches, leaves, and buds equal access to lighting.


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