WHERE DO I PLACE MY INDOOR PLANTS
Most people buy indoor plants because they like how they look, because they enhance their current decoration, and because they purify the air from pollutants and other air contaminants. But once they get their favorite plants, they ask themselves, “Now, where do I place them?”
Before buying new plants, we recommend doing the opposite. Think first where you would like to place a plant, and then, go get one. The space that you choose for your plant is as important as the type of plant that you are getting.
Once you have the spot that you want, the first thing to check is the type of light the space can provide to your plant. There are plants for almost every light situation. Some like direct sun rays, others bright but indirect natural light, and others can thrive under filtered or medium light. Light is probably the most important thing to consider when it comes to placing a plant inside your home. Always choose the brightest room in your home.
Also, have in mind, that almost every commercially sold indoor plant has tropical origins. This means that your indoor plants will prefer rooms filled with bright natural light. Even when a plant label says low light, the plant will be happier in a bright room with natural indirect light.
If your room has only one window and is not too bright, place the plant as close as possible to the window. Don’t place it where it can be burned by the sun's rays, but where it can receive the brightest indirect natural light possible.
If your home can’t provide enough natural light. Consider adding grow lights. These lights mimic the light that the sun produces and can be used day and night or whenever needed.
Also, keep the plants far from fans, drafts, AC vents, heaters, and radiators, because these will suck the air humidity. Most indoor plants like rooms with temperatures above 68 degrees and below 78 degrees.