Indoor gardening is the growing of houseplants inclusive of medicinal indoor plants within a residence or building, in a conservatory, or in a greenhouse. Hydroponics gardening can also be done indoors but then, this is a subject which needs more clarification and be researched online. Therefore, throw out those fake plants that are so useless and start your own indoor garden. You will not regret it.
Aside from its aesthetic value that plants provide in the homes, there are also good to be grown indoor for health and herbal benefits. The Aloe Vera plant is a good example of an indoor herbal plant.
In schools, science subject relates that plants cleanse the air through utilizing the carbon-dioxide and producing more oxygen. Plants actually eradicate poisonous toxins and pollutants from the air. So that is one great reason to grow plants indoor.
This type of gardening is not difficult as some persons declared it to be. I practice it and I love it. As a matter of fact, it is pretty much easier to me than outdoor.
However, there those who think that there is no difference. Some of the advantages of indoor gardening is that there is less worrying of animals destroying the plants.
You will have less bother of insects and bugs damaging the plants and of course they will be free from outside elements like the wind, rain, frost and sun. They can be grown all year round.
Before you go hopping off to purchase your desired indoor plants be certain that your plants are the right indoor plants, that they will be able to survive in various conditions and the location where they will be placed in the homes is the right location.
The following are some important information on how to care for your indoor plants to gain the optimum health and aesthetic benefits.
In this type of gardening, the plants need good lighting and this can be provided through natural lighting in the room or electric lighting. Darker leaved plants usually do not need as much light as others do.
The plants that require medium to low light and are known to be more suitable for this type of gardening are philodendrons, Boston ferns, African violets, cyclamens, and creeping fig.
A common mistake most people make concerning gardening indoor is over-watering the plants, which may lead to rotting roots. Because each kind of plant varies on their watering needs it is always good to research the type of plant you have indoor for your herb garden or any other garden.
Good quality and attractive containers for your plants are a must for indoor plants. Make sure that the pots are clean before placing your new plants into them to prevent infection and to encourage healthy growth.
Humidity can be a big problem because the amount of moisture in the air has great effect on the growth of the plants. Therefore, during the mornings, spray the plants with water for their much needed moisture and make sure that the leaves do not get covered in dust.
Just like watering, fertilizing depends on the type of plant. If you have managed to supply your indoor garden with the right amount of light, water and humidity, fertilization may not need much attention.
A good indoor fertilizer can be bought from most home depot or hardware stores. Orchids need the special fertilizer that is available for them for your indoor gardening.