How to Choose Your First Plants

You want to get indoor plants for your home, and wondering how to choose them in the sea of options. You choose one you like only to realize later on that it doesn’t work for your space (it needs more light!) or lifestyle (it’s not pet-friendly!). Here are four tips that will help make the right choice no matter your expertise level.

Whether you miss nature, feel like your living space needs a makeover, or want to enjoy the benefits of indoor plants, we’re here to guide you through your decision-making process. In this article, you’ll find aspects to consider before getting new plants, based on your home set up and how you want plants to complement your living space.

We believe each plant has the potential to bring much more than a little greenery to your home, and that getting a new plant gets you closer to the home experience you’re after. Plants can help you build your own personal corner of the world where you can relax and retreat to on a daily basis, a place you look forward to visiting after a long day at work or roaming the busy streets of your city. 

We understand plants can be somewhat confusing to buy, and even care for, especially when you see how many plant shops offer. Overcoming that confusion starts with asking the right questions, which is what this article intends to help you do. We hope to get you excited about your first (or 10th!) indoor plants!

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Light guide

The amount of light your space receives depends on the direction of the window and how far from it the plant is.

Check the direction of your window, then put your plant within the range suggested below. 

NORTH

EAST/WEST

SOUTH

Size Guide

Plants come in nursing pots, usually plastic containers that could use a little  personalizing. They come in standard sizes: 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″ (the number refers to diameter), bare root(b/r) or preplanted in decarateive pot (pot) .

When choosing a decorative pot to slide the nursing container in, look for a size slightly larger (1-2″ larger), so it can fit comfortably. E.g. For a 4″ nursing pot, pick a decorative pot with a 6″ diameter.

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