Indoor Gardening

Indoor Gardening

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indoor-gardening


Indoor gardening is best for those who have no space for a garden in their lawn, such as people residing in the city centre, or for those who simply yearn to be bounded by greenery all year long. Indoor gardening is all about getting close to nature and living in its unparalleled comfort. After all, who on earth wouldn’t mind having a home with pretty creepers adorning the windowsills attracting butterflies, little birds and beneficial insects!

Indoor gardening can change an ordinary room into a vibrant living space. Several studies have stated that house plants can clean and clear air in a house or apartment. There are certain varieties of plants that are well suited for indoor gardening. Some plants require less attention than others while some others need to be well cared for and provided with proper lighting and water.

These are some suggestions one must consider when starting his indoor garden. Lighting for the plant is the first thing to be considered when starting an indoor garden. Most houses wouldn’t have enough light to handle a plant that needs a lot of light; hence you must consider what types of plants would grow in your house before bringing any plant into your house. If a plant didn’t get enough light it will appear ‘thin and leggy’. Also, plants always try to ‘reach’ towards a light source, hence to promote straight growth you should rotate your plant occasionally towards the proper light source. If your house wouldn't have enough light for a plant that needs a lot of light, it is better to select plants that require medium to low light such as Boston fern, Philodendrons, etc.


Watering a plant is the next step to be considered in indoor gardening. Each plant species differs in the level of water it consumes. This depends on everything from the variety of the plant, humidity in your home or the type of pot in which it is planted. Try to wet the soil thoroughly, but make sure that the water should be able to drain out of the bottom of the pot. Don’t overwater, as overwatering can lead to problems with the roots. Also, when watering your plant, try to use the room temperature water.
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the indoor-gardening


Fertilizing your plant is another major step to be considered in indoor gardening. Different varieties of plants need different levels of fertilizers. You can use a slow-release fertilizer that is added to the soil or you can select a liquid fertilizer that is added in small amounts when you water your plant. Fertilize your plant regularly during growing and flowering stages. Avoid fertilizing in winter.

If the roots of the plant are growing out through the drainage holes it is time to re-pot your plant. While repotting the plant, use a larger pot than the current container.

Some of the recommended plants for indoor gardening include Pothos, Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Dragon Trees, Sword Fern, Jade Plant, Bonsai and Orchids.

Consistent watering and feeding schedule, consistent light, and consistent temperature can surely be an artful adjunct to your interior design!












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