An indoor plant is a living plant that is typically grown indoors in locations like offices and residences, specifically for aesthetic reasons, but recent studies have also shown them to possess positive emotional effects on humans. The effects of indoor plants are more positive than negative, however. Indoor plants provide us with a refuge from the harsh realities of the world outside, by offering a break from our daily routines and responsibilities. When used properly, indoor plants can serve to significantly reduce stress and anxiety, making them excellent additions to any home or office. To know more, read more about how indoor gardening can benefit you.
There are many benefits to using house plants. One such benefit is that indoor plants do not need to be watered as often as outdoor plants. A house plant requires only a minimal amount of water, usually only when it has become overwatered. This allows the gardener to better devote their time to other, more important tasks. In addition, indoor plants require very little care once they have been purchased, due to their simplicity.
Indoor plants are available in a wide variety of forms, shapes and colors. Popular varieties include African Violets, Blue Star Shrub, Candlelight Bush, Comfort Lily, Dogwood, English Ivy, Honeysuckle, Marigold, Pansy, Pineapple, Ruby, Southernwood, Sumac, Watercress, Wild Sage and More. The color choices are just as good as the variety selection. Low lighting houseplants such as the above mentioned plants are great for brightening up a room, or for creating a relaxing atmosphere in a home. High lighting houseplants such as African Violets and other low light plants offer a beautiful display which requires little maintenance, while those requiring high lighting often require more attention and care.
Houseplants should be watered only when the soil surface feels dry, and when there is no grass growing on the top layer of soil. If the conditions change, water frequently to keep the soil moist. Most house plants are accustomed to being watered once a week during the spring and fall seasons, and once a month in the warmer months. Plants with a shallow root system will not have this problem.
Most house plants are not bothered by insects such as aphids, crickets, praying mantis, ladybugs, scale insects, lacewings, white-flies and ants. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. If a plant has hairy leaves, such as cabbage, then it is more susceptible to insect attack. Likewise, if a plant has shiny green leaves, it may be attacked by ants and spider mites.
To prevent having to water excessively, it is best to keep a hand-held garden spray designed for use on low lighting plants near the base. There are several brands available on the market. It is recommended that these sprays are used when the weather is dry and the soil in the outdoor containers is moist. Plants near the base of the container do best with deep watering. Plants with higher leaves, requiring less watering, will benefit from short watering.
For indoor houseplants, there are many other factors to consider in addition to the considerations described above. The indoor plants require adequate light to perform well, and they must also be given the proper nutrients for good growth. Many indoor plants are given the correct amount of water depending on their species, and their part of the world in which they are located. There are also other considerations that are specific to certain types of plants, depending on their uses.
Examples include the specific needs of certain insects, such as crickets and certain species of arachnids. Centipedes, which can create problems for certain delicate plants, cannot be given certain nutrients unless specially formulated for them. Furthermore, certain types of insects will actually harm the indoor plants if they are present in the house while they are not actively using the space. To prevent this, it is necessary to keep the infected area clean and dry. This will prevent the insects from making their way into the house and will ensure that the plants are healthier, and will reward good maintenance.