Plants, like people, own characteristics and properties. The one loves a lot of heat on its leaves, but not much water on its roots, while another plant cannot good against the sun and needs a big swallow of water every week!
Look carefully at the characteristics and properties of your plant and then look for a suitable place in your living room. In this blog we explain where to look before putting a plant in a place in your living room. By paying attention to this, when the plants get the right conditions they will be very happy at home! We also show which plants of the Eden Collection can be placed in the different places in your house so you can also look for a plant for a specific place.
Conditions in a house
If we want to view the needs of plants in a living room, we do that by looking at:
Light: Plants need light to survive. There is, however, a difference in the amount of light and the type of light. Some plants like a lot of light and therefore like to sunbathe in the windowsill. There are also plants that do need sun, but cannot tolerate direct sunlight. We call that indirect sunlight. These plants like to stand in a light spot, but in a place where the sun does not shine directly. The windowsill will not be a nice place for these plants. Finally, there are plants that can survive with a little bit light. The dark corner in your living room is ideal to provide one of these plants.
Water: Every plant has a different water requirement. The one prefer a few swallows every week, so they can use this to grow well. The other has enough to a swallow every other week. These plants probably grow slower so that they also need less nutrients. It is therefore important if you give a plant a nice spot, that you put the plants that need a lot of water in a place that you can easily access.
Temperature: Finally, you can look at the temperature in your home that is needed to grow a plant well. Most plants have been cultivated in a certain way so that they do well in the temperatures in which we also live, so 15-25 degrees. Also pay attention to drafts. Not all plants can stand up drafts, but in general: avoid drafts! Therefore do not place a plant near a door, near a window, at a transition of rooms, or near a grating.
Classification plants: We would like to give a few examples per light category of plants that will be very happy there.
Plants that love sunlight:
o Aloe paradisicum
o Chlorophytum ocean
o Begonia maculata
o Delosperma echinatum
o Kalanchoe beharensis
o Pilea glauca
– Plants that love indirect sunlight:
o Peperomia rosso
o Peperomia obtusifolia green
o Senecio peregrinus
o Peperomia pepper spot
o Parthenocissus amazonica
– Plants that love low light
o Pilea peperomioides
o Philodendron hastatum
o Begonia carolineifolia
o Monstera minimums
o Parthenocissus striata
o Pilea sao paulo
If you have looked at the need for light, you can look further at the need for water and temperature that the plant needs. Golden rule in this is: more light and heat is more water, exceptions are succulents and cactuss. The temperature will not be a problem for most plants! Almost all green houseplants are provided with a label, on the back of which are the care tips that you can consult.
Good luck with researching the needs of your (new) plant and find the most suitable place for a long and happy life!