5 Tips for Buying Indoor Plants

The first thing that anyone would tell you about buying indoor plants for your office or for your home will be to look for healthy green plants that are in great shape. Make sure you check the plants you’re buying for any signs of damage or disease as well. But when it comes to buying indoor plants in any season, there’s a lot more that you have to consider. Here in this article we will discuss several tips that you must apply when buying indoor plants. Following these tips will keep you from buying the wrong plants and will help you avoid pricey mistakes.

Foliage and Stem
The number one rule of buying healthy indoor plants is to observe their foliage and stem. The foliage of the plant must look healthy and green, and their stems must be sturdy. Do not buy plants that have droopy leaves or with discoloured foliage. Also, refrain from buying plants with weak stems and go for firmer ones.

Seasonal Plants
If you’re buying some seasonal plants then always go for the ones that have the most unopened buds. This tip will keep you from buying plants that are at the end of their flowering cycle. You must carefully check the buds, under the leaves and the tips of the stems for any insects. Always inspect the plant for bugs, larva and insect eggs before buying, and if you’ve already bought an infected plant then it’s better to isolate it from other plants at once.

Check the Roots
Before buying indoor plants always make sure that the roots of the plants are not growing out of their pots. If this is the case with a plant, it means that the plant has been in the same pot for a very long time and it will be difficult for you to remove the plant out of it. If you transfer such a plant it will put stress on it and damage it.

Small Indoor Plants
It’s better if you buy small indoor plants. Not because small plants cost less, but they get easily adjusted to the new environment you’re taking them to. Moreover, it’s easier to prune small plants to maintain them in the desired shape. But it doesn’t mean small plants don't need any inspection; you must check their soil very carefully. It must not be soggy with too much water and neither should it be very dry. These are some clear signs of neglect. For a variety of small indoor plants you can visit theplantman.com.au.

This is an old misunderstanding. Plants need sunlight doesn’t mean they need to be placed in direct sunlight. Whenever you buy new plants always place them on spots where they receive moderate or indirect sunlight so that they can adjust to the new environment. This is very important for flowering plants, because if they’re provided too much sunlight they will start shedding off their flowers and buds.

Last but not the least, you must make sure that the plants are handled and carried properly and with care while being delivered. In order to prevent them from harm, get them wrapped and provide them sufficient support while transporting them to your place after the purchase.

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