21 June 2013

How to Identify a Houseplant

So, you found a plant you like for your home, or maybe somebody just gave you a plant and said that it would look good in your place, but you have no idea if the plant will even live through the night in your home. The plant looks beautiful, matches your home but is it a houseplant? This is a common question that most first-time plant owners have when it comes to picking plants for indoor life. Many have no clue if a plant will thrive in their home and make decisions on purchasing plants based solely on how the plant looks, but end up getting frustrated as the leaves wither and the plant eventually dies. They give up and never get another plant again. While having indoor plants can be tricky, it does not have to be impossible. If you have a new plant, or are thinking about getting a plant for your home, the first thing to do identify if the plant is right for indoors.

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A good place to start is to go to your local nursery and just ask about the specific plant. A good nursery will not only identify the plant, but will also teach you the proper way to raise and care for your leafy friend. Another way is to find out how to identify a houseplant at Houseplant411.com. Using a website can help not only identify the plant but to give you some ideas as to what other plants might be right for your home. With a little research and patience, houseplants do not need to become a difficult addition to your home but a lovely compliment to any d├ęcor.