Life without plants is impossible. We as living organisms are dependent on plants for food purposes and air purification. By making plants our life’s important part we can get rid of so many health issues- like they help in lowering blood pressure, helps burning a lot of calories, spending time outdoors is good for health.We can get more healthy food by growing our own food; they also provide a source of community, and help in reducing stress.
Do not have a patch of land for gardening? Not an issue- you can do indoor gardening whether you live in a big house or a tiny one. Most of the people love plants and do not have enough resources for this, plantations do not need a lot of money or space. You can grow them in large or small pots inside your home in a suitable area for plants. You can even hang plants in your house on a wooden pallet in hanging baskets.
Interacting with nature can help increase self-esteem, reduce anger and improve general psychological well-being. Are you wondering which plants are best to choose?
Here is the list of plants you can choose from-
- Aloe Vera
- Asparagus fern
- Peace lily
- Snake plant
- Money plant
- Cactus and various succulents
- Cast-iron plant
- Chinese evergreen
- English ivy
- Parlor palm
- Spider plant
- Arrowhead wine
These are the plants you can easily get from your nearby market at a reasonable price and for the best design of outdoor spacesyou can also reach out to the interior designers.
INDOOR GARDENING TIPS AND TRICKS
Choose the right place for the plantation
Starting with careful analysis of the environmental condition of your landscape is the key to fine and successful gardening as you are growing indoor plants, it is very important to consider the right place for your plants from where they can get enough light for their growth. Also, check if the temperature is right for your plant, and how much time your plant will take to reach its maturity. The place with both a sunny and shady side will be good for your plants.
Keep the plants preference in consideration
The diversity of plants is very vast worldwide and all the plants require different types of environment, soil, light, nutrients, and quantity of water. Few plants require a very less quantity of water and grow in deserts and few require daily. You can choose any plant from the above-mentioned list according to your choice to make your place green and healthy. These indoor gardening tips for beginners will help you with any type of garden you want for your home. It is always advised to read the tag or instruction that came along with your plant. You can also do some research on your own for indoor gardening tips and tricks.
Be aware of the watering schedule
When you buy any plant try to get to know the proper water intake of your plant, mostly indoor plants require water once a week but more in summers. Desert plants like cactus and other succulents also need water once every week but they can live a bit longer than a week as compared to other broad leaves plants. A great thumb rule for watering the plant is- they will let you know when they are thirsty by curling their leaves and hanging their heads, try to water them before reaching this stage. Try to water the plant to saturate the soil up to 6 inches except for cactus. Try not to water the plant at night because then there will be no sunlight available to dry them off and your plant will stay wet for a long time and can develop fungus.
Fertilize on time but do not overdo
Plants make their food through photosynthesis and they need several nutrients to grow and thrive. Most plants absorb nutrients like potassium, phosphorous, and nitrogen from soil through their root. In indoor plants growing in pots nutrients available for these plants can get depleted over time. So it is recommended to fertilize your plants regularly to avoid nutrient deficiency. It is advised to fertilize your plants weekly or monthly but do not overdo this because it can be dangerous for your plant and your plant can die ultimately.
Keep in proper sunlight reaching the area
Different plants have different sunlight requirements. Some need more and some need less. If a plant needs more sunlight to try to keep that plant in sunlight for at least 6 hours per day. If need a moderate amount of sunlight then keep it for 4 hours per day. Indirect sunlight means there is no need for direct sunlight and try to keep your plant a foot away from your window.