Foliage Plants For Your Home: Types Of Indoor & Outdoor Houseplants
Types Of Indoor And Outdoor Houseplants
Indoor Plants Indoors :
Indoor plants indoors are most suitable for indoor use. They do not require much water or electricity. You can grow them inside your home without any problems. Some of these indoor plants are:
Peppers (pepper plant)
Lavender (lavender weed)
Outdoor Plants Indoors :
Outdoor plants outdoors are suitable for outdoor use. These plants need little care and they don’t require much electricity. You can grow them outside your home without any problems. Some of these outdoor plants are:
The table below provides a quick comparison between the two plant types:
Houseplants have been around for years and even though indoor living has become more popular, houseplant care is still an important skill. There is a difference between caring for houseplants and taking care of plants that grow outdoors. The type of plant care that is needed depends upon the type of plant. For example, plants that are grown outdoors need much more attention than a plant that is grown inside.
Outdoor plants can grow virtually anywhere as long as they have the right nutrients, water and sunlight. Plants that grow indoors often get neglected because their caretakers do not know how to take care of them. Many people think that growing houseplants is easy, but this is not always the case.
There are specific types of plants that grow well indoors, while other types need to be outside. There are also different types of plant care that is required depending upon the type of plant. For example, some plants grow better in certain types of soil.
Some people get overwhelmed when they think about all of the information that is available about plants and their care. Indoor plant care does not have to be complicated. You just need to research the type of plant that you want to grow, what its requirements are and how much care it needs.
Some indoor plants grow too large for their containers. These are called root-bound plants and in order for them to grow properly they need to be re-potted into a larger container. You may also need to re-pot a plant if the soil in the pot has become infertile or if you want to change the type of soil that is used.
Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any home; however, many people believe these plants require a lot of special care. While this is sometimes true, there are several houseplants that can do well in a mediocre environment. These types of plants include the African Violet, the Peace Lily and the Chinese Evergreen.
Many people believe these plants need to be watered on a regular basis; however, this is not always true. Many of these plants like the environments to be on the dry side. The cactus plant is one houseplant that does not require a lot of water.
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