Indoor Plant Information


Plants can go a long way in sprucing up an indoor space and literally cleaning the air. Meet their basic needs, and you will find success in growing indoor plants.

Light Requirements

Getting some natural light is a major need for indoor plants, and the amount will vary from one type of to another. Plants with green leaves tend to need lower light levels than flowering plants or those with colored leaves.

Water Requirements

Indoor plants require thorough watering.You can tell they have enough water when it begins to flow through the drainage hole of their container. Frequency of watering will vary from species to species.


Most indoor plants require moderate to high humidity to survive. Group your plants together or place them in your kitchen or bathroom, where humidity tends to be higher.


Add a diluted household fertilizer in moderation, according to each species's needs.


Keep temperatures between 65 degrees and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for indoor plants. Also keep your plants away from ventilation outlets and out of drafty areas.


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