Indoor house plants provide visual appeal and add elegance to a home, when selected appropriately and cared for appropriately.
However, if neglected they can become sickly and present other problems, not to mention becoming an eyesore.
Here are some key considerations to make before deciding which house plants to go for.
Most house plants require sufficient light to flourish. This means that if your windows face west or east, you are in luck.
However, if your windows face north or south, you may have to explore further options, such a looking for low-light plants.
Level of Care Needed
Some house plants require round-the-clock care and monitoring, while others can go for weeks or months without requiring your attention and be just fine.
Therefore, when choosing the plant for your house you have to consider factors like your availability to care for the plant (or lack of it thereof).
Some house plants are toxic to humans and animals, and may be fatal if chewed on. While you can instruct people to avoid ingesting the leaves, the same cannot be said of pets (such as dogs and cats).
For this reason, you will have to consider the toxic properties of house plants if you have pets.
Other than the aesthetic appeal of house plants you may have to consider other benefits.
Some plants can clean indoor air more than others. Others can make empty spaces livelier, yet others have medicinal properties.
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