There are many reasons why you would want to have a houseplant. Maybe you like the way they look decorating some corner of your house. Maybe you live in a place with no room to grow houseplants. Whatever the reason, here we are going to tell you which plants are right for you to have indoors and how to care for them so that they are always healthy and full of life in your home. Keep reading so you don’t miss any details.
What plants can I have inside my home?
There are many species that you can have indoors. There are even plants that can grow as well indoors as outdoors. In this blog we have already told you about some of them. However, you will need to place some of them near a window so that they receive the light they need.
Crasses and cactus
Remember we talked about the cactus? Well, the crass ones are quite similar. None of these plants require much watering and can survive quite well wherever you decide to place them. In fact, you can even put a cactus in your bathroom, so that it absorbs moisture from the environment.
As we mentioned, what is important is that they are in a place where they can receive light.
We had also talked about bamboo. These plants are quite hardy and as you may remember, they need to receive light, but not direct sunlight. That’s why it’s also a perfect indoor plant. You only need to place it near a window, in a sufficiently lit place.
Bamboo looks beautiful as a decorative plant indoors.
Aloe Vera plants look great indoors and do not require much care. As you will know from previous posts, having an aloe vera plant has many benefits.
Here we have named some of the most common plants to have indoors, but there are many other varieties. You can also ask in garden shops and choose one that you like for your home decoration. Many of them are easy to care for.
How should I take care of my houseplants?
Lighting is always a key factor in the care of any plant. Houseplants need to receive natural light to grow healthy and strong. We recommend that if you are going to have any of these plants indoors, keep them near a window so that they can receive enough light.
There are species that could survive in the shade, but as a general care, it is ideal that your plant receives at least some light.
Most houseplants require little watering. In fact, it’s quite common for them to die because you’re providing them with excess water. To find out how to water a houseplant, here’s a tip we’ve given many times in our posts: look at your plant’s soil.
If you see that the soil is dry, it’s time to water it. Remember that many of these plants have roots that cannot withstand moisture because they rot. That’s why they need to be kept in a substrate with enough moisture, but that is not waterlogged.
As is common, your houseplants will need to be in soil that can drain moisture. As mentioned above, these plants cannot withstand excess water around their roots. In addition, it must be a soil rich in organic components.
Compost and fertilizer
Help your plant develop correctly with a little fertilizer at least once a year. You can use organic fertilizer such as compost, or buy some liquid fertilizer from a garden store. Remember that liquid fertilizer can be dissolved in the watering water of your plants.
Pruning for houseplants is usually simple maintenance pruning. Use a pair of scissors to remove any stems or leaves from your plant that look wilted, diseased, or in poor condition.
You can also use pruning to prevent your houseplant from overgrowing. Pruning will also help you keep your plant in the shape you want it to be.
It is recommended that you have your houseplant in a clay or plastic pot. These will help prevent excess water from building up in the substrate. Also, make sure they are pots with drainage holes.
If you have a plant indoors, its leaves and branches may become covered with dust or mold. Be sure to clean your plant regularly.
You should always be on the lookout for fungi and bacteria that can affect your plant. Check its stems and leaves for any stains or abnormalities. If you find anything out of place, check with your garden shop.
Pests can be treated with insecticides. If you see a diseased part, be sure to remove it so it doesn’t affect the rest of the plant.
As you saw, having a houseplant and taking care of it is quite simple. Houseplants are a perfect choice to add some green to your home environments.
Tell us if you have any houseplants in your home.