If you want to avoid frustration for not being able to understand what your plant needs, we recommend that you ask yourself these simple questions when choosing your ideal plant.
To be successful when choosing a plant for your home, you should know that there are several factors to consider. On the one hand, there are people who love plants but have no idea how to care for them, and on the other, there are those who really know a lot about plants.
1. How long do I have to take care of my plants?
If you spend seasons away from home or are absent from it regularly, the idea is to go for plants that require little watering or with fewer demands on maintenance, such as temperature, for example.
2. How much light do I have for my plants?
Each species has its own requirements in this regard, some need direct sun, half shade or shade. So it will be essential that you identify which areas of your house meet these characteristics and their schedules, in order to choose a plant and meet those needs.
3. Indoor or outdoor plants?
As in the previous case, it is necessary to be clear about what space you have. If you have a garden or a terrace it will be an ideal space for outdoor plants, or on the other hand, if you want a plant for your living room, indoor plants will be the chosen ones.
Although it seems logical, the choice does not respond to aesthetic characteristics, but to knowing and respecting the ideal habitat of each type of plant.
4. What needs does each plant have?
Once you have selected your plant, you should know everything about its maintenance, beyond the basic indications such as sun, temperature, or watering.
What else do you need to consider?
For example: whether or not you need to transplant your plants every year, how tall will they grow, if it needs to be fed regularly, if it will require pruning at a certain time of the year, etc.
5. Can my plant get sick?
Of course, plants are living things, and they suffer from stress and illness. Like all living things, your plants can be affected by viruses, fungi, and bacteria, in addition to other pests. You must be alert to the general state of the plant or stains on the leaves, changes in the color of the foliage, broken or wilted leaves, they can be signs that your pants have a disease or is being attacked by a pest.
It’s important that you seek professional advice for the first symptoms.