Choose the Right Plant for the Amount of Light in Your Home

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Picking a plant that will adapt to your home's lighting is discussed in this free educational video series. View Video Transcript

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John Mueller

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Hi I'm John with Paradise Palm here in Salt Lake City, Utah and on behalf of expertvillage.com. Just want to move on and kind of go over some other generalized things with plant care watering. If you identify your plant or ideally have a company such as ours or people who know what their talking about identify the plant which you have. If it's a low light plant or a plant that you've had in your house or office and it's in a very low light situation, as in very little natural light coming in. North or east facing windows or just florescent light you want to make sure you don't water your plant to much. It's not so much how much you water but again to reiterate you want to get your fingers in the soil. These are three different plants, a cast iron, agolnema and a type of dracaena are a very common indoor office plants. Make sure; absolutely make sure, that the soil has dried out moderately between waterings. Whether it is a short plant or a tall plant or anywhere in between you pull the leaves back and get your fingers in the soil and double check to make sure that it is absolutely dried out. Low light plants will require far less water than any other plant that's not close to a window. So it is incredibly important to make sure, which is well the greatest source of detriment to any plant is usually over watering, nine times out of ten. Low light plants don't need a lot of water, you want to make sure that they've dried out between waterings. Get your fingers in the soil and they do need far less water than a high light plant in a high light situation. Keep those things in mind and you'll have those plants last a lot longer. It would definitely be a good idea, keep your fingers in the soil, water them far less and far less in winter as well as in summer, pardon me. In winter you?re going to have less light hours, summer your going to have a lot higher light or higher or longer light hours. You'll want to make sure that you?re watering about half as much water during the winter time.