Tips on Growing Your First Plant Indoors

Indoor plants are essential components of interior design. Indoor plants bring nature into your house. House plants boost your concentration, mood, and reduce stress. They freshen and remove toxins in the air because they absorb CO2 and release oxygen.

According to a study by NASA, indoor plants remove 87% toxins in the air in 24 hours. Placing plants with broad leaves on your desk at work will increase your productivity while regulating humidity.

Whether you’re living in a small or large apartment, introducing indoors plants will improve your overall happiness and health. You can grow all kinds of plants in grow boxes, using an indoor growing kit or just by following simple plant growing rules.

Planting indoor plants

With a grow box, you can grow as many indoor plants as you want. Some plants need continuous daylight, while others only need light for eight hours. Light is very essential for the growth of a plant. Plants use light and CO2 for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process through which plants make their own food.

Growing plants indoors is different from outdoor gardening, you’re responsible for providing the plant with light, nutrients, and water. Many indoor gardening beginners experience a lot of difficulty in providing plants with the right amount of light and nutrients.

There are some LED lights that are capable of meeting all the light requirements of a plant. Some plant growth lights deliver a blue light that stimulates the growth and development of stronger roots and facilitates photosynthesis to ensure the plant’s growth rate is always at the peak.

Grow boxes are surging in popularity after the legalization of marijuana in the 50 states of the US. They are helping cannabis lovers to grow their own weed indoors for medical use. Indoor grown weed yields buds of higher quality than outdoor weed because they are provided with the right growing environment. Grow box also protects your plant from pests and diseases.

Grow boxes can either be hydroponic or soil-based. Some grow boxes have inbuilt grow lights, a hydroponic system that supplies the plant with a nutrient-rich solution, odor controller, exhaust and intake fan system, and an air conditioner.

The grow light options currently in the market include fluorescent bulbs that offer a limited light output; light-emitting diodes, metal-halide lamps, and high-intensity discharge lamps. When buying a grow box, go for the one that lets you control light intensity because different plants require different light intensity and duration.

If you choose to grow your plant in a container, make sure to use high-quality soils. The more nutrients in the soil, the healthier your plants will be. The size of the container you’re using should depend on the maximum growth size of the plant. Using small containers calls for replanting when the plant grows in size. The container of your option should also have high drainage capabilities. If you’re a DIY guy, drill some holes at the bottom of the container.

Hydroponics allows you to grow plants without soil. Hydro-culture is more efficient than growing your plants in soil. The only problem with hydroponics is that a single mistake can end the life of your plants.