You’re finally convinced that plants will add more style, happiness and love to your living space but you don’t know how and where to start?
Like all living things, plants deserve special care. It may seem a bit complicated to keep your green roommates happy, but following a few basic rules the benefits will be far greater than the difficulties!
The following tips can guide you on the way and tell you what to consider before choosing the perfect species for your home:
1. Choose plants that fit your lifestyle
It’s important to know your habits before buying a plant. Some will do better with regular watering, others with just a little water here and then. Check if the plants you have in mind require daily, weekly or biweekly care and choose the one that’s best for you.
2. Know your expectations
Be aware that every specie got its very own benefits. Aloe Vera, for example, is used in many cosmetic recipes and it also purifies the air in your home (find a list with the best plant to improve air quality here). Also, it’s best to know your home well and having an idea where exactly you want to place the plants before deciding for a certain species. Some need a bright and airy location, while others are fine with small spaces and just little natural light.
3. Don’t get started with a small plant
Most people think it might be a good idea to get started with a small plant but the chance that you forget to take care of a small plant is much higher compared to a larger one. In addition, contrary to popular belief, smaller plants often require more care than their bigger contemporaries. Simply because thanks to their larger roots they have more chances of recovery if being neglected for some time.
4. Shop at good, specialized stores
In larger, multi-department or home improvement stores, it might be more difficult to find precise information. Smaller, specialized shops on the other hand, may even have a limited number of species, but usually you can be sure that the people working there know what’s best for every single one.
5. Don’t be afraid to ask
Find someone who knows much about plants and check the information online (like here with us). The internet is full of tips, but make sure that the recommendations are appropriate for the place where you live, since the climate directly affects the natural development.
That’s all you need to consider when inviting the first green buddies to your home and in case you’re still not sure about the best way to get started, feel free to contact us we’re more than happy to help!