Are you looking at revamping your home decor through new house plants? If so, there are several different choices available to help you create a new atmosphere in one or more rooms of your home. Adding unique house plants is an affordable way to give everyone something to talk about.
However, just because you want something cool does not mean that you should buy the first colorful plant you see online or in your local garden center. After all, you certainly want the conversations sparked to be positive and not about brown leaves!
The Department of Agriculture has a plant hardiness zone map that you can find online. Locate your home and determine which geographical zone you fall in. These ratings are based on climate and other factors regarding plant viability.
Before you purchase any plant, make sure that it can thrive in your zone and that you have the ability to provide the proper conditions. For instance, if a plant does well outdoors in full sunlight and you have a small apartment lacking direct light in any window, you will limit your success.
Fortunately for you, a wide range of plants do well growing inside most homes. Of course, if you live in extreme temperatures, you will need to consider the inside temperature during those months and make sure that the plant can withstand it. A tropical plant might have trouble with particularly northern homes whereas plants preferring cold weather might experience challenges in the south, even if the air conditioner is always operating.
Plants can be used to decorate your walls, tabletops and other flat surfaces. Large planters can be placed on the floor. Determine where you want to begin and measure the area. When you are shopping for plants, make sure that you consider how large the plant will grow.
You can control the size of some plants whereas others have a predestined final size. Utilize that knowledge to ensure that you have an appropriate place for your plant down the line.
When you are transferring your plants from the pots provided by the store, you will need to decide whether you need to gradually step up the size or if you can use the final size needed for the plant. Make sure you have sufficient soil and other items necessary to complete the task.
Staghorn ferns are a fun and unique plant that looks fantastic on walls. Reminiscent of a moose head, only in the form of a living green plant, the staghorn fern requires occasional soaking to keep it going.
Another plant with low maintenance needs is bamboo. You can find pieces for sale in various sizes and configurations. Excellent for small inside Buddhist garden displays, bamboo is believed to have a strong, positive influence.
Adding the personal touch of unique plants is a way to transform your house into a home. Whether you are renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a mansion, use house plants to bring life and beauty throughout your living quarters. Others will appreciate the value as much as you do!