Planning to plant an indoor plant or two? You’re in luck! Planting indoor plants can be an excellent way to make your home or office look more beautiful and healthier. However, not every plant makes the best decoration; some are just too big and some are too small. The following tips for Planting the Perfect Room Decoration.
Pick plants that match your decor
It’s important to pick out plants that match your decor. Before buying, check with your friends and family to see if anyone has a plant similar to what you have in mind. They can provide insights as to whether or not it will work in your space. If they don’t have one, they might even be willing to give you their old one and take your new plant! Don’t have friends? No problem. You can always ask around at garden stores and nurseries. Just remember that plants are living things – so know how big yours will get before getting it home!
Plant in groups and not alone
Plants can make a big impact on a room, so it’s tempting to buy one or two. But when you group several together—and choose plants with contrasting shapes and textures—you get more bang for your buck. You also provide your plants with natural companions, which makes it easier to take care of them. For instance, if you plant air-purifying spider plants (which are known to thrive in low light) next to flowering succulents that need more sunlight, they’ll both be happier.
Don’t forget about the scale
You can’t just stick a potted plant in a corner and call it a day. You need to think about scale, just like in furniture and art. A large tree or shrub might not fit into your apartment, but you could always opt for an assortment of smaller plants instead of one big one. If you have more wall space than floor space, try hanging plants from your ceiling. Just make sure they aren’t too heavy—and that they get enough light (they can live outside during summer, but should be brought indoors when there are fewer hours of daylight). Experiment with different kinds of greenery to see what works best: Some people gravitate toward lush houseplants while others prefer seasonal flowers that only bloom once in a while.
What you pick depends on where you live
If you live in a dry region, try picking cacti or succulents. Plants like these have evolved to be able to survive drought conditions and are well suited to handling less water. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere more humid, grow plants that flourish in water. This includes ferns and lotus plants, which require high amounts of water but don’t need much sunlight.
Learn the basics before taking on the job yourself
Before diving into your indoor garden, spend some time learning about what to do and what not to do. Many of these plants can be toxic if ingested and some are dangerous in high concentrations. Another reason you don’t want to try this on your own is that it requires careful monitoring of soil conditions and water levels. If a plant stops growing or starts losing leaves, there could be an issue with its environment that needs attention right away. A professional would know how best to handle these concerns—whether it’s moving a plant or watering more often. For example, if you end up putting too much fertilizer in your soil (which is easy to do), you could cause root damage over time which weakens your plant overall.
How to have a green thumb, with minimal effort
Some people are blessed with a green thumb that can make plants grow when they’re near them. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky, and caring for plants seems to be one of those skills that some people have, while others don’t. Having a green thumb isn’t all about luck—there are a few things you can do to give yourself an advantage over those who don’t have much plant knowledge. Here are just some basic steps you should take to have more success with your garden and indoor plants.
What mistakes to avoid when planting?
Remember to water your plants regularly and avoid placing them in direct sunlight. When it comes to watering, use a watering can as opposed to a hose, and make sure to avoid over-watering. This may mean you have to adjust how often you water in accordance with natural changes in weather conditions. Also, make sure not to place potted plants near hot sources like heaters and put them away from radiators, fires, or other potential sources of warmth. Also, check that there is enough light coming into a room before choosing where to place potted plants. You don’t want your pet’s health sacrificed just because they look beautiful.
Ten more tips on how to plant!
Some people are plant people, and some people aren’t. If you’re in that first category, chances are your home is full of potted plants and plants on bookshelves—and you love it. But if you’re not a plant person, it can be daunting to figure out how to decorate with them. That’s why we reached out to interior designers—we wanted their expertise and tips on how best to plant a room without it looking like a greenhouse. Here are 10 more tips on how to plant: Good light: Where will your new (or old) plants live?