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How To Pick The Right Indoor Plants

How To Pick The Right Indoor Plants

Are you seeking that extra decorative touch in your home that you can’t quite figure out?  

Maybe you have a drab space that needs a little bit of life or you’re seeking some dimension in an area of your home.  The right indoor plant can often be just what you need to achieve that extra design touch. 

Indoor plants are great for so many reasons.  They’re natural bringing the outside in, they clean the air by absorbing toxins and producing oxygen, they can boost your mood and productivity and even serve to reduce noise or add privacy to a space.   Aside from the health benefits are the obvious; they brighten up your home with color and texture and just make you happy!

Choosing the right indoor plants is important to ensuring they have a long, healthy life in your home.  Factors like sunlight and temperature are vital to understand when choosing the right plant for a space.  It’s wise to pick where you want your plant before you pick which plant you want.  The location you want a plant will answer the questions of how much light that area gets and how much space is available for the plant to grow and thrive.  Knowing those two vital factors will now allow you to narrow your search to plants that fit that specific environment.

Next is knowing what size plant is right for your space.  Bear in mind that your plant is going to grow, and some will grow more/faster than others.  Small plants are great for shelves, cabinets, windowsills, and little corners to break up your existing décor and add some life.  Floor plants are great statement pieces and work for filling out an empty space or an open corner.  Remember whether on the floor or a shelf, your plants will need enough space to get good airflow.

Probably the most important factor to consider is the amount of light the specific area of your plant receives.  A southwest-facing window will be high light; an east- or west-facing window will be medium-light, and a north-facing window will be low light.  Any plant that requires bright light will need strong sunlight throughout the majority of the day.  Plants requiring medium light will work best near windows and in areas that receive indirect or partial sunlight throughout the day.  Low-light plants (think shelves, hallways, stairs) are best for areas that receive little to no natural light throughout the day. 

Once you’ve determined all the above factors, we suggest going to a nursery to choose your plants.  The staff and their expertise will be extremely helpful in guiding you to the right plants to choose from.  You’ll want to ensure that you are well versed in the watering methods required for your plant to ensure it has a long, beautiful, and healthy life in its new space within your home.  Tip: invest in a water meter!  They are not very expensive and once you are educated on the water needs of your plant, it makes it simple to ensure you are not overwatering or underwatering your beloved plant. 

Of course, after you’ve selected the perfect plant, UASHMAMA has some wonderful products to use as planters to add an even bigger wow factor to your new baby   Our PAPER BAGS are perfect for everything from a succulent to a large indoor tree.  The PANIERE BUCKET is another great option for small to medium and even large plants. 

If you've always been hesitant to bring living plants into your home, following the above tips will help make it a successful process and will add so much brightness to your home. Don't forget to tag us in your Instagram photos @uashmama.usa with #UASHMAMASTYLE. We want to see YOUR Uashmama style!  

Written by UASHMAMA Team

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