Beautiful well-groomed plants in the store always attract the eye: you definitely want to take a representative of the flora with you and admire it at home in a few hours. We advise you to postpone the purchase and first study to learn more information about the selected species. And also pay attention to several conditions in your home and lifestyle.
one Rhythm of life
The first thing to think about when choosing a plant is the rhythm of your life. If it is too fast, then plants that require frequent and complex maintenance will not work for you. It is better to opt for undemanding indoor plants.
If you have absolutely no time to care for flowers, but you want to have them at home, artificial plants will help. Modern compositions are practically no different from natural flowers. All you have to do is dust them periodically.
2 light level
The place where you plan to put the plant is very important to determine depending on its needs. Not everyone likes direct sunlight and heat. Some species can dry out, get sick, or get burned from an overabundance of light. Shade-loving varieties are best placed near a window that is not on the sunny side or in any other place in the room that is infrequently lit by the sun.
3 Humidity level
Plants react differently to moisture. For example, tropical species — say, monstera — love it, but succulents prefer dry air.
Humidity levels vary by region. And also on how the heating works in the apartment and whether you have a humidifier. It is easy to measure with a special device — a hygrometer. Or evaluate subjectively: for example, if your mucous membranes dry at home, there is probably not enough moisture.
four Necessary care
Some plants require an individual approach: special soil, certain fertilizers and watering schedules. It is worth knowing about these features in advance so as not to harm the plant at the first stage. Also consider whether you are ready to follow all the recommendations or whether it is better to opt for a less demanding form.
5 Temperature conditions
Another important parameter is the temperature in the room. It must be remembered that there are heat-loving species, for the good development and growth of which it is necessary to maintain from 18 to 24 degrees of heat. There are flowers for which a moderate temperature is sufficient: 15-18 degrees. This is worth knowing before you buy a plant and decide to put it on a cold windowsill.
6 Small children and pets
Find out if the plant is poisonous and how it can be dangerous. Toddlers often put different things into their mouths, and pets love to tear and eat indoor flowers. Some species are very poisonous, a small piece of shoot or even juice can cause serious consequences.
Also, in the presence of children and animals, it is better to avoid large plants in tubs that are placed on the floor, since a pot of soil can easily turn into a sandbox, or it can be accidentally knocked over.