Are you facing a hard time finding the perfect house plant that can survive in your house? You’re not alone because I’ve been at that point myself.
Luckily, I found some timeless tips that help every time, and I’m glad to share them with you.
Houseplant Buying Guide – Everything You Need To Know
When buying a house plant, you’ll need to choose the most compatible option based on your taste. Because some plants thrive when they are cared for and pruned daily, while others will do better when left alone.
You’ll also need to know how much light the houseplants need to survive so that you can place them rightly in your home.
1.Choosing The Right Houseplant Based On Personal Taste
Choose Plants That Are Easy To Care
Houseplants like Terrarium do not require much care; hence if you travel a lot, you’ll never have to worry about coming back to a withered plant. These houseplants only require a good start, an occasional thin and dose of fresh air, and they are good to go.
Select Suitable Containers
While choosing the perfect container for your houseplants, what matters the most is that there should be holes for drainage at the lower end/bottom of the container.
If your preference is a copper pot, you can still work your way around it. You can place a drainage dish within your copper pot and position the plastic pot (containing your houseplant) on it.
Choose The Right Soil
Your houseplants will need the right soil to thrive, and if it’s an orchid or cactus, it’ll require special soil mixes that you can easily find in your local gardening store.
If your house plant is a terrarium, you’ll need about 2 inches of aquarium gravel, followed by a thin layer of charcoal. Next, cover both layers with sheet moss or even plastic, and finally, add the right amount of soil and start planting right away.
2. Choosing The Right Houseplant Based On Size
These plants range between 2.5 inches to 5 inches in height. Because of their impressive height they usually fit perfectly into areas like high empty corners, home entrances, seating areas, or right next to your couch.
These houseplants are usually less than 2.5 inches in height and are lightweight. Hence they blend into areas like your shelf, toilet tabletop, window sill, etc.
3. Choosing The Right House Plant Based On Lighting
If your home has minimal natural light, your best bet would be to opt for a low light plant. Examples of low light plants are Ivy, Pothos, Maidenhair Fern, Snake Plant, etc.
While choosing these plants, be sure that your home has intense sunlight flooding in for most of the day (at least 5-6 hours). Else these houseplants might wither away.
These plants will thrive in homes that receive partial or indirect sunlight. If that sounds like what the condition of your home is like, these houseplants will suit you best.
On a closing note, keep in mind that if you have pets around your home, you’ll need to consider buying pet-friendly house plants (such as Spider Plant, Sword Fern, Africa Violet, etc.) as this is essential for the health of your pets.
With these tips and ideas, you cannot miss your way when choosing the perfect houseplant for your home.
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