The world is becoming more tame and civilized every day. We spend our time staring at roads, buildings, screens, and walls. If you're redecorating your home and struggling with the artificial feel of your options, you should consider one of these indoor plants arrangement ideas that will bring the beauty of nature into your home.
Check the Environment
Across a large area like a living room, the temperature and light level can vary widely from one spot to another. Central heating takes time to spread from the vents, and windows and doors tend to transfer more heat between the inside and exterior. For determining light levels, you can use your smartphone as a lumen measurement device, record the lumens in various spots throughout the day, and compile the data. It's also important to take the temperature at different points throughout the year. Thermometers that are capable of quickly reading the temperature of the air are cheap and widely available, and they're a good place to start managing your indoor plants' temperature. Combination devices are also available.
Another tool you'll want is a soil pH and temperature reader. You can set a pot of dirt in a spot ahead of time to see how warm the soil will be when you put a plant there. Some plants are also sensitive to the pH levels, growing more slowly or even dying if the levels shift too far. Knowing the soil pH and temperature ahead of time can help you plot your pots more efficiently and diagnose why a plant might be struggling later.
Have An Herbal Supplement
Herbal plants tend to be small, low maintenance, and fragrant. That makes them easy to spread across a window sill or a flat surface that gets a few hours of sunlight throughout the day. Some will grow fast enough to easily outpace a single family's usage, so you can dry and share the excess with your friends. Oregano, dill, parsley, and basil are all common cooking ingredients that have a rapid growth cycle. If you use them frequently, you can easily make back anything you spent on containers and soil over time. The herbs you buy from a store have to be prepared, packaged, and shipped, so modern indoor plant ideas that incorporate herbs can have a positive impact on the environment.
Set Up a Succulent Section
Succulents are a family of plants that tend to have thick, broad leaves in unique shapes. Most come from environments with little water and temperatures with more intense extremes. This combination of factors leads to plants that are stunningly gorgeous and durable enough to survive the spaciest plant owner. Every succulent has its own preferred levels of light and water, but many can go for months without any attention. Hens and chicks, one type of succulent, seem like they're impossible to kill by accident or neglect. Some are a little more sensitive, but they are all gorgeous and capable of expressing tons of personality through your choices.
Create a Verdant Explosion
With the temperature and light data you collected earlier, you can go all out and fill every available spot with some type of flora. You might have tall shrubberies tucked in the corners and covering the walls in a spread of greenery. Small succulents, herbs, and flowers can grow in pots along every window sill. With a stud finder, a board, and a few nails, you can even add shelving for plants wherever the lumens lead you. A few small strands of wood in a latticework on the wall can serve as anchor points for a crawling vine
The only real issue to keep in mind is that every new type of plant adds a new preferred caretaking schedule. Try to select plants that have one or two watering schedules that are easy to remember, and avoid too many plants that need to be frequently moved to maintain their temperature and lumen needs.
Even one plant can make a difference to how your environment feels. Take the time to pick one plant and set it up in an easily visible spot. You'll be able to practice caring for the new living member of your family, and it's the first step into turning your thumb - and your home - green.