Indoor plants are an awesome addition to any home! They produce oxygen, and are alleged to both purify the air and reduce your stress levels.
But, when it comes to houseplants, there are a lot of things to consider beyond choosing the prettiest pot for them to sit in. You want to make sure you're placing them in the right spot so that they can thrive!
Many of us buy houseplants with a place in mind for them to go, without considering whether that specific type of plant will thrive in our chosen space. It’s therefore important to take into consideration the light and climate needs of your new friend before you bring them home.
In this blog post, Plant Addicts Anonymous reveals the 5 best places to put indoor plants in your home. By following our tips, you'll be able to keep your plants healthy and happy for years to come!
Under or Near Windows
The first thing to consider when placing houseplants is how much light the plant needs. Most plants need bright, indirect sunlight to grow and thrive. If a plant needs more sunlight, ideal placement is near a window.
If your plant will receive direct sunlight, just ensure it’s morning sun as afternoon sunlight can scorch your indoor plant. If you have a room with low light that could use a bit of greenery, you could choose a Devils Ivy, a Peace Lily, a Snake Plant, or a Zanzibar Gem, all of which are notoriously low-maintenance and need less light to survive.
The key thing to remember with these plants, however, is that low light doesn’t mean no light. If you don't have any windows in your room, or if they don't get much natural light, you can place your plants near an artificial light source. Just make sure that the light source is not too close to the plants, as this can also cause them to scorch.
The Bathroom or Laundry
A great spot for houseplants that people tend to overlook is in a bathroom or laundry room, especially for more tropical plants. This is because bathrooms and laundries tend to be humid during times of use (especially if you have a dryer that you use regularly), which is ideal for many plants. If you have a great spot for a plant in your bathroom, just make sure that you don't place the plants too close to the shower or tub, as being submerged in water can cause the roots to rot.
Another spot on our list is the kitchen. Many people think that kitchens are too hot and dry for plants, but this isn't always the case. If you have a window in your kitchen, placing some plants near it can help brighten up the space. Just make sure that you don't put them directly in front of the stove, as this can create a fire hazard.
The Living Room
Fourth on our list is the living room. This is a great spot for plants because it tends to be one of the most spacious and well-lit rooms in the house. Just make sure that you don't place them in front of any heating / cooling, as this can cause the leaves to brown.
A Bedroom or Study
Last but not least, we have the bedroom or study. Bedrooms are often thought of as being too dark for plants, but this doesn't have to be the case!
If you have a window in your bedroom, placing some plants near it can help create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. If you have a small study room or area, a plant could be a great addition that helps reduce stress and brings peace to the room.
Just remember, when choosing a spot for your new plant baby, it’s important to do your research and find out what they need to stay happy and healthy! At Plant Addicts Anonymous, we have a range of houseplants, pots and terrariums that make the perfect addition to the right spot in your home. We’ll even pop over for a consultation and help decorate your home with our splendid greenery!
Do you have any other cool spots for putting a houseplant in your home? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out our other blog posts for more gardening tips and tricks. Happy planting!
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