It is a difficult task to keep your indoor plants
healthy. Therefore it will make a big difference if
you chose those plants that could easily adapt to the
indoor environment such as lesser light, heat and
It is not uncommon for plants to grow much slower
indoors than they would outdoors. Many plants are
known to stop growing or showing sign of development
or change from fall to winter.
Indoor plants have different needs compared to outdoor
plants and this means that they should not be "killed
with kindness" either.
It is necessary to control the temperature indoors for
the plants to thrive. It is recommended to keep the
temperature between 60 degrees to 70 degrees F during
the daytime and 55 to 65 degrees during the night.
It is advisable to keep the plants away from a drafty
location as this could lead to the plants drying.
Instead of keeping your plants in direct sunlight, it
will do them good to keep them in a place that gets
adequate light but not directly from the sun.
The varying changes in the day and night temperature
will only damage the plants.
In the winter, the indoor environment gets a lot drier
than the summer. This adversely affects the plants.
Therefore it is advised to ?spray bathe? the plants
twice a week to keep them healthy.
Finally, a word about watering the plants: Tap water
from your home is not good for your plants. You should
store the water in a container and use it for watering
the plants after keeping it for a day or two. This
will help dissipate the Chlorine which damages the