Indoor Plants Good For Your Health

Indoor plants are just as popular as furniture, aside from the aesthetic value they provide your home with, there are also health benefits. Primary school science class tells us that plants cleanse the air through utilizing the carbon dioxide and producing more oxygen. Here are some information on how to care for your indoor plants to gain the best health and aesthetic benefits.
1. Most indoor plants need good lighting. You can provide this through natural lighting in the room or electric lighting. Darker leaved plants usually do not need as much light as others.
Here are some varieties of plants (usually those that only require medium to low light) that are known to be suitable for indoor gardening:
* African violets
* Boston ferns
* Creeping Fig
* Cyclamens
* Orchids
* Philodendrons
2. A basic mistake most people make in indoor gardening is they tend to over-water the plants, which may lead to rotting roots. Make sure to research the type of plant you have, because each kind of plant varies on the water it needs.
3. Pick out good quality and attractive container for your indoor plants. Make sure that the pot is clean before placing your new plant into it to prevent infection and to encourage healthy growth.
4. With indoor gardening, humidity is a big issue. The amount of moisture in the air has effect on the growth of the plants. During mornings, you could spray the plants with water for their much-needed moisture. Make sure the leaves don’t get covered in dust.
5. Just like watering, fertilizing depends on the type of plant. If you have managed to supply your indoor garden with the right amount of light, water and humidity, fertilization may not need much attention. A good indoor organic fertilizer can be bought from most home depot or garden stores.

Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants


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