Picking the right plants for your spacePlants are excellent choices for adding nature and a pop of green to your space. They are beautiful, colorful, and stand out against any background. Houseplants provide the benefit of a cleaner, healthier space, making them a prized possession to grow in your living and working spaces.
Have you taken a fancy in a plant and purchased it for your space only for it to get sick on arrival and wither away? The problem plants present sometimes can be their care. Beyond care, there are many factors to be considered before you buy a plant for your space in order to be set up for success. At Verdant Lyfe we pride ourselves on providing a high level of customer service that can assist you in picking out the right plants in your space. If you are not sure send us a message with a picture of your space and we will do our best to recommend a perfect plant for that spot. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!
Choosing the right the plants that match your space and style
People often make the mistake of choosing a plant first, then finding how to fit the plants into their space. The reality is that plants fit in different conditions so it is imperative to select a plan that will thrive in the conditions around your space. Here's what to look out for:
Light levelThe light level that reaches your space determines what plants thrive in that space. Some plants require more light than others. Also, bear in mind that light levels change with different spots in your space. You could have more light coming through a north-facing window and less coming through the west-facing window. Once you identify how much light a selected spot gets, you can search for plants that do well with that light condition.
Some plants require high-intensity light and long exposure to thrive. Popular spots for bright lights are south, southwestern-facing windows and east, west-facing windows.
This refers to indirect, sometimes partial, or filtered sunlight. Indirect sunlight means that light does not touch the Spot. Instead, the spot is in a shady area just a way from the light. Partial sunlight means the spot gets direct light but only for some hours. Filtered sunlight means direct sunlight on the spot but with restrained intensity.
This is usually little natural light for artificial light, not sunlight. Low light comes through north-facing windows or windows that have an obstruction such as a building. Fluorescent light also gives off low light. To test the intensity of light in a spot, check the shadow it casts at noon. A fully-defined shadow means bright light, and weak but clearly defined shadow means medium-light. a faint shadow with an unclear silhouette means low light. Your spot is too dark for plant survival if you cannot see the text on a page without turning on the light.
Size of Plant
Do you want to place your house plants on the floor, on a table, on a desk, or window sill? Floor plants are usually larger than the plants. Also, remember that plants grow. So, buy a size smaller than what you are looking to decorate your space. In addition, a small plant may look good on a side table but not on a giant dining table. Picking the right spot for your new plant
It would be best to determine the spot you want to place your plans beforehand. That way, you know the right plants that will fit the spot. Some things to consider when choosing a good spot for the plants are:
Plants need good space to enable them to grow healthy, strong, and live longer. It also helps regulate temperature and other elements that improve health. Good spaces to place plants are hallways, windows, and open spaces. If your room does not have enough aeration, choose plants that survive such conditions.
Some plants require regular moisture for appropriate moisture levels. Tropical plants such as philodendrons require misting every day. Also, take note of areas with AC units and radiators as they cause low humidity.
Plants often require a certain temperature to thrive. Check the spot where you plan to keep the plants. Air condition makes plans to dry slower while central heat causes plants to drive faster. in winter, when the temperature inside is regulated high, the plants need more water than in summer, when the air conditioning unit keeps the room cool.
Plant Maintenance & Care
Now that you have determined which plant works best for you, according to the space, light, and other elements, you need to consider the care you have to give the plant. Some plants are easy to maintain and forgiving when neglected. While some other plants need dotting attention to turn out well.
You need to consider how much water your plant needs to know if it can cope with it. If you don't water your plant often, it could dry, and by the way. However excessive watering could also kill the plant. Always look out for care instructions for the plant. The soil or potting mix also plays an important factor in watering needs.
Fertilizers can keep your plants healthy and happy. However, not all plants need fertilizers to grow. Check the specific instructions on a plant to know if and what quantity or type of fertilizer it needs.
Pets and children
If you have pets in your home you should be cautious of the kind of houseplants you keep. It is in your best interest to buy houseplants that are not toxic to pets. Also, consider placing them where children cannot reach in case of irritation when handled. At Verdant Lyfe we have hand-selected a number of pet friendly plants for you to choose from that won't harm any leaf munchers you can check them out by clicking here.
Other things you need to look out for are how fast it grows to determine how often you would need to prove the plants. If you're not always available to take care of a plant or want to go on a vacation, you will want to keep the plans where you get adequate circulation and at least some amount of light. Before making the decision to buy a plant for your space, check that it fits the space and that you can adequately take care of it. When you do, you would enjoy keeping a plant in your space.
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