3 Steps to Caring for Your Indoor Plants

Plant displayed next to a window

Plant displayed next to a windowBiophilic design, or the aesthetics of incorporating nature at home, has been growing more popular in recent years. Houseplants provide not only a calming effect but also an increased visual appeal with their pops of color and textures.

If you want your greenery to be appealing all year long though, proper maintenance is important. Take note of these things when caring for your indoor plants:

1. Place in a Well-lit Area

The amount of light required depends on the type of plants you have. Temperature, humidity, and seasonal changes all determine how much light your plants should receive. Most require direct sunlight, which is the reason most homeowners place plants in south-facing windows.

On the other hand, some plants only need moderate sunlight because too much would affect their growth. In such cases, place them in east-facing windows, or consider getting residential window film for your Arizona home. You can choose from different levels of shade, depending on the sunlight requirements of your plants.

2. Provide Adequate Water

Adequate, meaning not too much and not too few. The general rule here is that the soil should be damp, not wet. At the same time, the soil shouldn’t go lighter in color or show cracks. Wet or dry soil can cause the plant’s roots to die, eventually affecting its growth and sometimes, leading to its death.

Tap water should be okay for most houseplants. Don’t use softened water, as this may contain sodium, which could affect the ability of the plant to take in as much water as it needs.

3. Prioritize Temperature

Temperature requirements vary from plant to plant. But in general, you want to maintain a 65-degree Fahrenheit during the day and 55-degree Fahrenheit at night. If you have tropical plants though, you may need to take the temperature higher to around 90 degrees.

Indoor plants increase the visual appeal of a home, and at the same time, provide a relaxing vibe. Take good care of these design elements so you can enjoy their benefits all year long.