As researched byThe Botanical Emporium Florist & Greenhouse of Pittsburgh PA 15216, Mt Lebanon PA 15228, 15243, Upper St Clair PA 15241 and The Society of American Florists not only are green and flowering plants a great enhancement to any home or office decor, they are also beneficial to your health.
The results of a study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) show that common houseplants are powerful, natural air cleners - all the more reason why you want to keep your plans healthy with the proper care.
Most plants come with care instructions specified for the type of plant. The Society of American Florists provides these additional general guidelines to keep most plants in the home and office thriving.
Keep Plants in Bright Light Locations - Out of Direct Sunlight after 10:00 a.m.
Natural light is best, but some plants can also thrive in office fluorescent light and under a lamp with incandescent light.
Most flowering potted plants should be placed in areas with the most light in order to maintain good flower color and promote the maximum number of flowers to open. Early morning sunlight is beneficial. However, keep out of direct sunlight after 10:00 a.m.
Foliage plants will do well under lower light levels and can be placed in areas providing reduced light. However, if plant leaves yellow, increase the light level or move the plant to a brighter area.
Plant Soil Should Be Kept Moist at All Times
Plants should not be allowed to dry out or wilt. Be careful to avoid overwatering - do not allow plants to stand in water. Avoid wetting plant leves.
Avoid Excessive Heat or Cold
Plants should be kept in a cool spot (between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit) for best performance. They should be kept away from direct sunlight after 10:00 a.m., heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes plants to dehydrate.)