Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How to choose the right position for your indoor plants

Good evening,

Most of us buy plants on impulse without really considering where we are going to put them. However, choosing the right plant for the right situation is a key element in successful indoor gardening.

In general, indoor plants are frequently positioned where they can be seen and admired by everyone, such as in the living room or hallway, but these areas do not necessarily provide the best growing conditions. The living room, for example, is usually the warmest, driest room in the house, and therefore not an ideal environment for many of the spring-flowering plants that require cool, humid, growing conditions. The kitchen win-dowsill, on the other hand, is often cooler and offers good humidity, making it a better place for cyclamen, azaleas, and primulas. In addition to the temperature of the room, you must consider much light is available in the room.

Many people leave their plants in a permanent position all year round and wonder why they do not flourish. In general, flowering plants require more light than foliage plants, but remember that light intensity varies throughout the year. For example :

Cool, light hallway :

hedera helix

argyranthemum frutescens

Warm and bright-lighting places : 

  • Allamanda Cathartica
  • Macrantha
  • Gerbera jamesonu

Sunny Windowhill

  • Nerum oleander
  • Pelagronium 
  • Plumbago auriculata
  • Desert Cactu 

Poorly lit hallway

  • Maranta leuconeura
  • Monstera deliciosa
  • Senecto macroglossus

 Warm, bright Bathroom

  • Caladium bicolor
  • Cyperus papyrus
  • Hoya lanceolata
  • Rosa Chinensis

Humid Bathroom

  • Peperomia 
  • Ferns
  • Exacum affine
  • Dracaena 
  • Aeschynanthus speciosus 
Well-lit bedroom 

  • Azalea
  • Streptocarpus
  • Argyranthemum frutescens


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