You love growing indoor plants, but do they die too soon? And all this time you have been taking care of them like little children. Where did you go wrong?
Plants need a lot of care. They are like babies and need your full attention, you need to consider every aspect while taking care of them. You may be watering them regularly, keeping them in sunlight and cleaning dry leaves, but you might be missing out on plant placement. To keep your plants happy and healthy, you need to place your plants correctly. You may think that you placed your plant correctly with proper sunlight, what else is required?
Here are some common mistakes done while placing or arranging the plants:
Too Much or Too Little Sunlight
Sunlight is very important for the growth of your plants. It makes the process of photosynthesis efficient, but every plant has a different requirement. While some plants need proper sunlight, others can grow in partial sunlight. Some plants need to be kept in a location with direct sunlight, while some can not tolerate direct sunlight and die. So, before you place a plant, make sure you know about the sunlight requirements and choose the right spot for your plant.
Exposure of Extreme Temperatures
Just like humans, plants are sensitive to temperature as well. Your plant would feel cold and would feel hot. It is very important to understand the optimum temperature for your plant. It is said the optimum temperature for photosynthesis is 77°F which is 25°C. If you feel the temperature is too high for your plant to survive, you may- raise or dim the lights in the room, invest in air-conditioning, choose a cooler location for the plant, or increase ventilation around the plant.
Moving Plants Frequently
Just like other living beings, plants adapt to their surroundings. They adapt to the climate around them and moving them disrupts the adapted climate. The process of acclimatization takes time, and when you move the plant around a lot, the plant takes time to adapt to the surroundings and the growth of the plant slows down. If you move your plant too often, it may result in the plant dying out. Keep your plants comfortable in one place and move them only if it is necessary.
Know where your plant belongs! While getting a plant, you may not research and not know about its origin, which is very important. When you know the origin of the plant, you’ll know what kind of climate it prefers. Is it a desert plant? Or is it a tropical plant? Does it need to be placed in a humid spot or a dry spot? You’ll be able to answer all these questions if you know the origin of the plant, and will be able to provide the correct spot and nourish them better.
Placing Plants Too Close to Each Other
Plants are not just about improving your décor. They need proper space to survive. Just to make space for other things, you may keep your plants too close to each other but that is one of the biggest mistakes you are making. Just like humans, plants need their space to survive which is why it is important to keep proper space between 2 plants.
Feng-Shui Plant Placement
One may neglect the proper placement for plant growth as they want to place their plants as per Feng-Shui rules. You can place your plants as per Feng-Shui and make sure it’s growth is not disrupted. As per Feng-Shui, you can place your plants anywhere as it will magnify the positivity in that particular area, If you have a specific outcome in mind, you can use the Bagua Map. Plants represent the “Wood Feng Shui Element” which is why they will improve the overall Feng-Shui energy in the house regardless of the placement.
As per the Bagua map best placement of plants are as follows:
- Eastern Area of the House/Room- Health & Family
- South East Area of the House/Room- Money & Abundance
- Southern Area of the House/Room- Fame, Reputation & Career
You can choose the right plant for each location. For example, Eastern Area of your house gives partial sunlight, you can choose a plant which can survive in partial sunlight. This way the growth of your plant will not be disrupted and you’ll be able to achieve the purpose of placing that plant.
Treat your plants like friends and create an ever-growing bond with them.
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