Living rooms are usually the place where you spend most of your time with your family and friends. It’s important to have not only a comfortable couch but also good decor. Decorating and knowing how to arrange living room plants is an easy way to bring more life into your space while keeping it organized and clutter-free.
Here are five tips for decorating your living room plants:
1. Watering Your Plants
Watering living room plants can be a tough aspect of plant care to master. Before you purchase a new houseplant, check the specific watering needs outlined on its tag or packaging. The size of the pot will also give you an idea of how much water it will need – small pots dry out quickly, so be sure to water them daily! The best way to water your plants is from the bottom. When you water a plant with its stem immersed in water, it will cause the inner tissues of the plant to rot and create an environment for bacteria and fungi to grow. Take note: this doesn’t mean you should pour a gallon of water on top of your soil – add enough water that it reaches the base of the potting media.
2. The Right Amount of Sunlight
The ideal amount of sunlight varies from plant to plant, but generally, they require bright light or indirect sun. In most cases, houseplants that are not receiving enough light will begin reaching a window, while those receiving too much light will become leggy and weak-looking. To correct these problems, place them in a better location or add a leaf canopy. If you notice your plant is turning yellow and dropping leaves, it indicates it doesn’t get enough light.
3. The Right Soil
The best soil for houseplants will contain organic materials such as bark and peat moss and be heavy and moist but not waterlogged. The ideal pH level should be between 6.0-7.0 (you can check with a home testing kit).
4. Re-potting Your Plants
To prevent root rot, you mustn’t allow potting soil to stay in contact with the stem of your plant for more than a few hours. When re-potting living room plants, make sure there are holes in the bottom of the new container for excess water to drain out. Be sure not to over-water after transplanting or create stagnant conditions in your newly re-potted plant! If you forget these simple steps when caring for your living room plants, follow this article again before reading up on the care of specific plants!
5. Pests and Disease
A healthy living room plant won’t get sick if you’re providing the proper conditions, but pests such as aphids, spider mites, mealy bugs, scale insects, thrips, and white flies may still attack your plants from time to time. Remember – prevention is key! Keep your plants healthy and clean by providing them with the proper nutrients and environment, and you should have healthy, beautiful houseplants for years to come.
In conclusion, you have to consider all of your plants when decorating. These are just a few suggestions, but you have to do what works best for you; the key is that there needs to be some visual interest in the plants themselves, with maybe just one or two plants being the focal point. whatever it may be, make sure your aesthetic matches up with your living room theme.