Having an indoor garden can be fantastic fun. There are many places where people don’t have an outdoor garden with their homes and if you enjoy gardening, then that can be a very frustrating situation. But in such a case, there is always the lovely option of maintaining an indoor garden. But of course you don’t necessarily have to do without an outdoor garden to create an indoor one. Indoor gardens not only look good, but they contribute very easily towards the décor and beauty of your home. It doesn’t matter what kind of décor style you have, plants will compliment anything really.
There are also a number of health benefits of having an indoor garden. Enjoying a constant supply of fresh, clean air is the most important one. Most people don’t realize just how easy it is to grow and maintain an indoor garden though. It takes very little or almost no effort at all, especially if you know what you are doing. To make things easy on yourself, follow one simple rule and that is to keep only those plants indoors that fall in the category of interior plants. These are those that will easily thrive in the conditions inside any house. Some good examples of such interior plants include Chinese Evergreen, Moth Orchids and Ponytail Palm. Be aware that if you keep an outdoor thriving plant inside, then it’s just like inviting over a truckload of trouble, and in the end spoiling the overall look of your indoor garden.
There are three main things that you need to know about when it comes to taking care of and maintaining an indoor garden or plants. They are lighting, humidity and feeding. While these factors will vary from plant to plant, there are a few basic rules for each category that apply to any plant that you may have planted indoors.
Indoor plants will need a big supply of bright light and it should be filtered light. However, at the same time, it is imperative that you never allow a plant to receive sunlight through glass as this can result in the leaves of plants, especially tropical ones, getting burnt to a crisp. In winters, you can place them near windows but make sure that the room is warm and the temperature is even. Most plants will thrive easily in such conditions. Where tropical plants are concerned however, things are a bit different. Tropical plants need a humid surrounding. There are two ways in which you can provide such an atmosphere. You can mist the plants on a regular basis or you can place them in damp gravel. Another tip is that if you place plants close together, then they will create a humid atmosphere for themselves too.
Controlling the water supply of your indoor garden is another important thing. Always let the compost surface of every plant dry before more water is provided. Don’t let plants sit in water either; provide enough water to be taken up through the root of the plant or drain away any extra that may have accumulated. Plants don’t require a lot of watering during the winter months, and the exceptions are those plants that are growing fast or are flowering.
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