Switching to a sustainable lifestyle means that you are ready to choose more eco-friendly alternatives for the whole family, including pets. This is no exception when choosing house plants, you should pay attention to the following tips.
- Make sure it doesn’t contain toxic substances
Plants are considered good for human health, and support a sustainable lifestyle. Even so, there are some plants that can be dangerous for pets and children. Moreover, children and pets have the potential to think of plants in the house as food. That is why we must ensure that the selected plants do not contain toxic substances that harm them.
- Adjust it with the free time you have
Some houseplants, while non-toxic, require special attention which can take up a lot of your time. So, make sure the plants you choose are adjusted to your time availability, so they don’t get neglected. Abandoned plants can be dangerous, whether they produce toxic substances to invite insects and pests into the house.
- Consider Temperature and Humidity
Temperature is a very important factor in plant health. If it is too cold, the soil will dry more slowly, while if it is too hot it will dry faster. Both of these conditions are not good for plant health. So, it’s best to keep plants away from air conditioners or radiators.
In addition, there are some house plants that need high humidity, but some do not. Therefore, you should also consider the humidity in your home before choosing plants.
- Pay attention to the lighting at home
If direct lighting in your home is minimal, you should choose house plants that don’t need much light to thrive. Vice versa. Houses facing south, west, or east will get the best light. However, if you still want to have plants that like shady places, you can place them in windows or places where light enters north.
- Adjust Plant Size
Regarding the size of the plant, things to consider include:
- Where the plants will be placed, on the floor, on the table, or otherwise.
- Plant growth that is high or large needs to be adjusted to your home.
- Likelihood of whether the plant will be moved.
- Comparison with the size of other plants, make sure it is balanced.
- Adjust to Budget
This is important, lest you can afford to buy the plant, but do not have enough budget to take care of it. Again, plants that are not maintained can be dangerous for residents of the house.