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How Do I Pick a Houseplant?
How Do I Pick a Houseplant? There are plenty of reasons to create your own lush oasis in your home. In addition to their aesthetic, houseplants supply health benefits. Some of these benefits include air purification, better sleep and a happier, more relaxed and productive mindset. Keep these key factors in mind when selecting plants for your home: Your space: When selecting plants, think about how much space you have. Is your space better for hanging plants, floor plants or tabletop and shelf plants? Light source: The light that your space gets plays a large role in what plants you should include. You can make modifications with things like curtains or artificial lighting if your space isn’t conducive to the plant that you want. Climate: This isn’t as important for an indoor space thanks to air conditioning. But if you don’t have that luxury or don’t like to use it, the temperature of your home could play a role in which plants will thrive in your space. Consider your schedule: Look for plants that fit your care capabilities. For example, don’t pick a high maintenance plant if you’re out of the house a lot — reserve those difficult plants for when you’re ready for the commitment. Pets and children: If you have fur babies or small children in your home it is important that you pick non-toxic plants or keep them out of reach. Look through this list of poisonous plants carefully to make sure the plants you pick are safe for all of your home’s inhabitants. Your style: Consider the style of your home when selecting your plants. Are you going for a jungle look? Try creating a lush living plant wall. Maybe you want something more low-key like an herb garden or succulent feature.
I HAVE A LOT OF SUN IN MY SPACE. WHICH PLANTS SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Ponytail and Bella palm, Bird of Paradise, Yucca, Jade plant, Majesty palm. Note: make sure to rotate your plants to assure equal light exposure to all sides and avoid leaf burning.
DO I REALLY NEED THE SOIL MOISTURE METER?
We strongly recommend getting the Soil Moisture Meter. This tool will help you to understand when your plant is ready for a drink to avoid over or under watering.
WHAT FERTILIZER DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR INDOOR PLANTS?
Most plants need to be fertilized during Spring time - March, April and May. The fertilizer we use can be applied anytime. Its unique formula will help your plants grow and thrive with this. It contains oilseed extract, a renewable source of plant nutrition which contains amino acids known to improve overall plant health. No GMOs. Pathogen free - heavy metals free. Gentle on plants - no root burn issues.
WHICH INDOOR PLANTS ARE THE EASIEST TO CARE FOR?
Pothos, Aglaonema, Sansevieria, Dracaena Lisa, Spider, Corn, Iron, ZZ plants, Bird’s Nest fern, Cacti, Succulents.
WHICH PLANTS ARE HARDY AND CAN TAKE SOME LEVEL OF NEGLECT?
Iron plant is the toughest. Sansevieria, ZZ, Aglaonema, Dracaena Lisa, Dracaena Art, Yucca, Jade plants, Ponytail Palm, Succulents and Cacti can deal well with some degree of neglect.
WE ONLY HAVE THE FLUORESCENT LIGHT IN OUR OFFICE. WHICH PLANTS SHOULD WE CHOOSE?
Dracaena Lisa, Corn plant, Sansevieria, Iron plant, ZZ plant, Aglaonema. These plants will survive in very well lit with the fluorescent light space. The light must be on for at least 8-10 hours a day.
DO YOU OFFER ANY CARE TIPS FOR PLANTS?
With a plant of your choice, you will receive printed basic care tips to help you to understand your plant better and get a general understanding of its care. You can always reach out to our customer service at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.
WHERE THOSE BUGS COME FROM?
Here are some general signs of a problem: 1.yellowing or dropping leaves; 2.leaf spots appear brown with a yellow halo; 3.brown or yellow spots or brown edges on leaves; 4.leaves are curling in; 5.droopiness or wilting; 6.white spots or web are showing on a plant; 7.loss of leaf color; 8.weak growth.
I DON’T HAVE MUCH LIGHT IN MY HOME. WHICH PLANTS SHOULD I TRY?
Iron, Aglaonema, Dracaena Lisa, Sansevieria plants. Note: if you can’t read a book as it is too dark in certain areas then it is too dark for any plant as well.
SHOULD I MIST MY PLANTS? WHICH PLANTS LIKE TO HAVE LEAVES MISTED?
Plants like Bird of Paradise, Philodendron, Fern, Iron plant, Bella Palm will enjoy if you mist their leaves often. Plants like Majesty Palm and Spider plant should have air misted around them. Plants like Snake, ZZ, Yucca, Jade prefer not to be misted. Heat dries out the air the most, and misting pants that love humidity daily during the cold season is essential. AC will remove moisture from the air as well but not as much. Mist your humidity loving plants at least few times a week during the warm season. A humidifier is also a good option. Your skin and your plants will benefit from it equally 🙂
WHAT ARE THE LITTLE DARK FLIES SWARMING OVER THE POTS OF MY PLANTS?
They are probably fungus gnats. They are not very harmful to plants but very annoying to us:) These guys can come from anywhere - air vents, drain pipes, etc. They find nice warm and moist environment to lay their eggs in. Frequent or excessive watering encourages their development. You can usually get rid of them by reducing the frequency of watering and allowing the soil to dry more between watering.