Indoor house plants can be a beautiful addition to any room in your house or even your office. Plants are believed to help bring peace and ambiance to any space by keeping you in touch with nature. This alone is a good reason to surround yourself with a little of the outdoors. The fact that house plants help fight indoor pollution is a extra plus which can assist in keeping us all healthier. Since plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen; the direct opposite of what humans do; they actually clean the air.
You can also use house plants to liven up a room or for an easy decorative touch. Although foliage plants are the most common house plants you can also find some very colorful flowering plants. The placement of a beautiful flowering plant in an empty corner or entry way can make a huge difference that will amaze you. You can even take a healthy foliage only plant and place it in a decorative pot to bring some color into your space. So go ahead and place house plants all over your house. Do not forget the basement even if you do not get any natural light down there. Use special “grow” lights and get your clean air, nature and style all at the same time.
Indoor plants are mostly tropical or sub-tropical as these are best suited for a typical home environment that has year round moderate temperature. Since most indoor plants are usually grown in glass greenhouses under conditions which are warm and humid it helps to provide them a similar environment at home. But if you can not, it is still fine as many indoor plants are highly versatile and can thrive with only basic maintenance.
In order to have healthy house plants you do need to learn a little about each variety you select and how to take care of it. Soil, light, water, temperature, relative humidity, and fertilization are some of the things that will affect how your plant thrives. You should also need read up on how to appropriately place the plant within your indoor space and proper potting procedures. A good local nursery will also be glad to help.