Indoor plant care makes for a great hobby, and if you are already a plant parent looking to grow your collection of plants, this page gives you all the know-hows of choosing and taking care of an indoor plant.

Indoor plants can consist of plants that wont usually do well in our outdoor weather and conditions. The benefits of having plants indoor are not only for decoration and feng shui purposes, they also bring life to the room, purify the air and have been proven to boost your mood. 

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Bringing greenery into a home or office space really does change the look and mood in the room. Indoor Plants have been a practice since the Elizabethan times when the popularity of sunrooms were on the rise, as there is a magic to caring for plants indoors. Not only do they clean the air, but it is proven to boost the mood and relieve stress.

Indoor plants can tolerate low levels of light and humidity, and are less susceptible to pest as well. Indoor plants are relatively slow growing which is preferred as you would not want an unmanageable jungle growing in your living room. 

WHAT TYPE OF INDOOR PLANTS ARE THERE?

There is a large variety of indoor plants to choose from, ranging from very easy to care for to those that will need a little more tending to.

Sansevierias (Snake Plant)

  • Hardy, low-maintenance plant
  • Can be grown indoors or outdoors
  • Water when soil is completely dry
  • Slow to moderate growth
  • Medium light levels preferred
  • Tolerate a wide range of temperatures 
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Monstera deliciousa (Swiss Cheese Plant)

  • Average maintenance plant
  • Bright to medium indirect sunlight preferred
  • Water every 1-2 weeks
  • Prefers high humidity but will tolerate room humidity 
  • Preferred temperature of 18°C-30°C

Peace Lilies 

  • Average maintenance plant
  • Bright indirect sunlight preferred
  • Keep soil moist (not soggy)
  • Sensitive to cold temperatures
  • Can be grown in water alone
  • Enjoy high humidity

Ficus elastica (Rubber Plant)

  • Tough, low-maintenance plant
  • One of the best plants at cleaning air
  • Can grow quite tall
  • Resistant to pests and disease
  • Bright indirect sunlight preferred
  • Water once top soil is dry
  • Temperatures between 10°C-29°C

BAMBOO PALM

  • Can tolerate low light levels (compared to its warm weather cousins)
  • Hardy low-maintenance plant
  • Another plant that cleans the air exceptionally well
  • Attractive plant for indoor areas
  • Prefers warm temperatures and high humidity
  • Keep soil moist (not soggy) 

There are many more indoor plants to choose from, and taking care of them is relatively easy if you know what condition your plants prefer.

MOST COMMON REASONS THEY DIE?

  • Overwatering, especially for the plant parents that are just too excited to see their plants grow. It is a common mistake made because of uncertainty on how much water the plant has. Rule of Thumb, stick your finger into the soil of the pot, if the top layer is dry, your plant is likely ready for watering. Some plants will prefer the soil completely dry before the next watering.
  • Underwatering, either from neglect or uncertainty of how much water your plant needs. Leaves with browning tips are a sure sign of underwatering.
  • Too much/little light, plants that require a lot of light will struggle to grow or flower. Plants that require lower or indirect light will have burns on their leaves or begin to wilt.  

The average lifespan of a indoor plant is between 2 and 5 years, making it an ideal long-term hobby and lifestyle. Ensure that your plant has the right requirements and you are set to being a plant parent with luscious and beautiful plants.

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