Indoor plants can be grouped together to form veritable indoor gardens which are that they are not exposed to extreme weather conditions, and the plants are well sheltered. Furthermore, looking after them is easier, as they are inside, just feet away, at any time. Indoor gardens are the best solutions for people who are keen on gardening, as they provide gardening opportunities all the year round. This means that you won’t avoid your gardening practice and the result at the end will be an experienced gardener.
The choice of plants and flowers can be made according to individual preferences. There is such a profusion of flowers on offer that it is often difficult to make a choice. Nowadays people can also order their potted flowers, flower seeds or seedlings online and have them delivered from any corner of the world. But when they decide on exotic flowers that have special requirements and usually grow in climate which is different from that in their area, people should get informed about the specifics of growing such flowers in order to ensure they are tended well and will blossom unimpeded.
There are general requirements for the growing of flowers and other plants indoors, and they apply to most plants types. They involve proper lighting and ventilation which are essential to help the flowers and other plants grow. The type and amount of light depend on the area in the home where the garden is to be positioned, and on the stage of growth of the individual plants.
A single fluorescent light is a must for the growing of cuttings, to provide enough warmth. An oscillating fan is another must, when the flowers or plants have passed the cuttings stage. A fan is essential to move the air and enable the plants to breathe well.
The amount of light needed for vegetative plants is larger, so 6 or even up to 8 fluorescent lights will be needed to provide it. For flowers in particular, a high pressure sodium light is recommended.
Another type of lighting is provided by LED lamps. The prices of LED lamps have been decreasing, so they are a more economical option than high pressure sodium lamps. Further benefits of LED lamps are that they are more environment friendly, and also the blue and red LED light have proved to be more beneficial for obtaining larger yields compared to those with other types of lighting.
Besides using soil in pots to grow flowers and other plants, people can also use other methods of growing them, such as hydroponics. This is a method of soilless gardening in which flowers and other plants are grown in containers of water, with only a small amount of sand at the bottom to hold the roots. Other types of soilless gardening involve the use of gravel, sand, crushed bricks, and Styrofoam can also be used for the purpose. In hydroponic gardening, there are important advantages that facilitate growing flowers and other plants indoors in garden like ensembles. A soilless medium provides a sterile environment for plant growth, and weeds do not grow there either. Furthermore, hydroponics enables people to grow more plants in a smaller space.