Plants are the perfect addition to any indoor space. With the numerous benefits to having plants in a room, including physical and psychological benefits, incorporating greenery into an indoor environment can maximize the aesthetic potential of a room, all while creating health benefits and generating a more welcoming space. Plantscapes U.S.A., a company offering indoor plant service in Philadelphia, provides expert design and continued maintenance for any interior greenery you could dream of for your office space. Here are some of the best ways experts at Plantscapes U.S.A. recommend to keep your indoor plants looking healthy and lively:
Keep Potting Soil Moist, but not Wet
Dry or over-watered plants can suffer from damaged roots, and such an environment can prevent the plants from properly growing, possibly even killing it. Plants with thicker leaves and a more lush bouquet require more water than plants with waxy or leathery leaves. It is best to do research on each specific plant in order to know how much water your plant requires, as different plants require different water amounts. Not all plants need daily watering!
Things to Look out for:
If mold forms or there is standing water at the bottom of the plant pot, you are giving your plant too much water. Be sure to remove the standing water, as this can be deadly for plants.
Succulent plants (such as cacti) require periods of dryness before watering.
Use Room Temperature Water (68° F Or 20° C )
Room temperature water (water left out in the open air to adjust to the interior temperature) is the best thing to give to indoor plants. Use a thermometer to check the water’s temperature to be sure it is in an appropriate range before watering your plants. Using mild temperature water on your plants is important because water that is too hot can cause root damage and plant shock, which can potentially kill your plant. Water that is too cold causes dormancy in your plant, which will stunt its growth and stifle future vegetation.
Find a Space for Your Plant With Adequate Sunlight
Plants require sunlight for photosynthesis, a process that allows plants to make their own food. The duration and intensity of light affects a plants growth, making it very important for plants to have adequate access to light. Avoid putting plants in direct sunlight; instead, placing them in areas with plenty of indirect light, like a well-lit room will work fine. Fluorescent lights can act as an alternative to sunlight for certain plants. Flowering plants require 12-16 hours of light per day, while foliage plants require 14-16.
It is important to maintain a specific level of humidity with most plants (including desert plants, which require a dryer environment). Tropical plants especially require a high level of humidity. In order to maintain consistent humidity levels, it is recommended to invest in a room humidifier with a cool mist option. Another less expensive option is to fill a spray bottle with distilled water, and occasionally mist your plants. Grouping plants together also significantly increases the humidity in the air. If your plant’s leaves begin to become wilted and brown, or flower buds are developing poorly, it may be a sign that your plant suffers from a lack of proper humidity.
Be sure to give the interior plants in your home or workplace the proper care so that they stay healthy and lively! Plantscapes U.S.A. can help you to install and place all of your interior plants with our Philadelphia interior plant service while also providing expertise on maintenance to make sure your plants are properly cared for. If you have inquiries about potential garden design and space revitalization in the Philadelphia general area, or how we can help make your vision come to life, send us a message today and let us know how we can help at [email protected]!