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tips for choosing houseplants

How to choose the houseplants that will thrive and look great in your home

Here are a few of the tips worth taking into consideration before you hit the plant shops for some new houseplants. 

There are many different reasons why people get houseplants. They look good and add something exciting to the interior, indoor plants also do a great job removing toxins from furniture, paints, and carpets. 

But keep in mind that every plant comes with different needs when it comes to caring requirements, therefore you should think through whether you will be able to maintain the plants you want to buy or not. 

Here are 4 tips you should consider before bringing a new plant home: 

                          1. Lighting


A lot of people do not think about how much light their homes receive throughout the day and how much of the important role it plays when it comes to maintaining the plant’s well-being.

If your place gets a decent amount of sunlight during the day then you could grow beautiful Dracaena or Snake plants.

Plants like Aloe Vera also appreciate plenty of natural light. Place your houseplants close to the window so they receive filtered light to avoid the burns on leaves from direct light.

If your place does not provide much natural light then consider adopting plants that can survive in low light such as Pothos, Parlor Palm, or Spider Plant.

                    2. Temperature


Do you know the average temperature inside your home?

Does the temperature change a lot from day to night?

There are some houseplants such as Pothos or Spider Plant that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures which are a great choice if you live somewhere with fluctuating temperatures.

But some plants have very specific requirements for the temperature.

Some plants cannot take any temperature below 50°F (10°C) and most of them are fine with anything between 60 to 75°F (15 to 24°).

We recommend keeping your plants away from air conditioners, hot air vents, heaters, and cold drafts.

                      3. Humidity


Most of your favorite houseplants come from tropical parts of the world with naturally humid areas.

If the area where you live is in low humidity, you can still have plants that love and appreciate humidity such as Air Plant and Ferns as long as you mist them on a regular basis.

Also putting plants in the bathroom is a great way to provide the humidity.


                 4. Available Space


If you live in an apartment that does not have a whole lot of space then plants like big Rubber Plant or Fiddle Leaf Fig are most likely your top choice.

If your accommodation only offers limited space for your houseplants then shop for ones that are compact and do not require much space such as Air plants and Peperomia.

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