What Are The Benefits of Indoor House Plants?
Indoor house plants provide people and their homes with many different benefits. They range from aesthetic improvements to overall health benefits. Here are a few of our favorites:
Air Purifying Properties
Certain air-purifying plants clean the air in your home by removing pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, benzene, formaldehyde, and more! House plants will transform that into nutrients and release oxygen back into the air, providing you with improved air quality. Breathe easier with your favorite house plant next to you!
Studies show that indoor plants can positively impact both your mood and productivity. That’s why more and more office spaces are incorporating live plants into their workplace environment to help reduce stress and improve productivity. You can accomplish the same thing in your home! Especially if you live in a part of the country that does not get as much sunlight and warm weather.
Adds Style & Life To Any Room
This is a no-brainer, indoor plants instantly enhance the aesthetic of any room. Regardless of the design you’re creating in your home, there’s a plant that will complement it. Do you prefer a minimalist style? Snake Plants are a chic addition and one of the most low-maintenance varieties. Looking to add warmth to a certain area? Palm Trees are perfect for the job, and come in so many variations and colors!
View the full list of benefits that indoor houseplants have in your home!
Buy An Indoor Plant That Fits Your Home
Choosing a plant for your home does take a little bit of planning and there are multiple things to consider before you buy an indoor plant online. Ask yourself the following questions before you make your decision:
Do you have pets?
If you have any pets, make sure the house plant you choose isn’t poisonous to them. We offer pet safe house plants, so you won’t have to worry about your furry friend getting sick in case they accidentally get a taste of your house plant. We have plants that are both safe for dogs and cats.
How much time can you dedicate to maintenance?
Another thing to consider is how often you’ll be home to water and care for your plant — some plants require more care and attention than others. Plan this out ahead of time because you don’t want to neglect an indoor plant that requires a lot of maintenance. Regardless of what your schedule looks like, there is a house plant for everyone!
How large is your living space?
This is an obvious factor, but you will need to consider the size of your home. There are so many different indoor house plants to choose from ranging from a variety of sizes. Indoor trees make stunning focal points in homes, but they do require more room to grow. Regardless of whether you live in a large home or have a cozier space, there is a house plant that can fit your home perfectly.
What is the lighting like in your home?
Is your home surrounded by many or few windows? Understanding the level of natural light your home gets is crucial because certain house plants require more natural light than others. If you live in an apartment or home that doesn’t receive a lot of light, that’s okay! We carry a wide selection of low-light houseplants that thrive in dimmer settings.
What is your home decor style?
Once you have a good sense of what type of plant is right for you, the next priority is to find one that suits your aesthetic preferences. Are you looking for a colorful focal point for your room or something more discreet to place on a windowsill? You might also consider how the color of the plant will interact with the rest of your interior decorations.
Whatever your need, our collection of house plants for sale will check off all the boxes. Easily order online from the comfort of your home and we’ll handle the rest! Our plant experts are here to guide you every step of the way, so contact us today with any questions.
How To Care For Your House Plants
When you buy a houseplant online with Garden Goods Direct, you’ll be provided with a detailed instruction card that was put together by Woodie, our true nurseryman, and his team of plant experts. They outline clear, simple, actionable steps on how to best care for your plant. Each plant is different and caring for your houseplant requires considering its specific needs, which will be detailed on the instruction card. However, there are some general rules to follow when caring for your house plants:
Find the right spot in your home
Depending on whether your indoor plant needs direct sunlight, can grow well in darker environments, or needs to be placed near a window but should not have direct sunlight, find the best spot for your plant in your home before you buy a houseplant online. In addition to that, house plants generally need a steady temperature to successfully grow in. Avoid placing your plants in an area of your home that significantly fluctuates between hot and cold temperatures, such as next to air vents.
Properly repot the house plant
In general, houseplants will come ready to be placed in a pot of your choosing using potting soil, or you can just leave it in the pot it was delivered in and place it directly in the decorative pot you’ve picked out. However, we recommend potting the plant in a more decorative container and lining the bottom with rocks to facilitate better drainage. This will help reduce the risk of root rot (read on for more information). If you decide to repot the plant entirely, be sure to use a pot that’s large enough to give your plant room to grow.
Implement a watering schedule
Water your indoor plant regularly after potting to give it a good start. However, be sure not to overwater your plant — one of the leading causes of houseplant death is overwatering, as this causes a plant’s roots to rot. If you’re not sure, stick your finger into the soil to see if it’s dry or moist. You want it to be moist, not soaking. If it’s moist, you won’t need to water it.
Clean the leaves
Regularly clean your plants to get rid of any built-up dust, and groom them to avoid branch crowding. If you let dust or other particles build up for too long on the leaves, it can reduce the plant’s ability to photosynthesize and it won’t get the nutrients it needs. It’s also a good idea to check your plants for signs of insect infestations and diseases since these can kill a houseplant quickly if left unchecked.
If you have any questions about how to care for your houseplant, talk to one of the nursery experts at Garden Goods Direct today!
Types of Indoor House Plants for Sale
There are a variety of houseplants to choose from and each one serves a different purpose. The nursery experts at Garden Goods Direct have put together a robust collection of indoor plants for sale, so you’re sure to find a plant that matches your unique style. Get a better understanding of the different plant types below to help you make a decision:
If your experience with palm trees is limited to the beach, you will be pleasantly surprised to find these plants can also thrive indoors as a fun element of your décor. Indoor palms require a good deal of natural light and a healthy dose of water when the potting soil begins getting dry.
Indoor palm tree leaves may turn brown at the tip when they get too dry or receive too much fertilizer. You can use multiple palms as a room divider or even an art-like installation to draw your guests’ eyes across a room. From the Sago Palm to the Parlor Palm, Garden Goods Direct has a variety of palm trees and plants for sale online that will add a tropical flair to your home.
Tropical plants may sound exotic, but they’re actually quite easy to grow. Snake Plants, White Bird of Paradise, and Desert Roses thrive in your home when you put them in a location that receives bright light and only water them just enough to keep them moist but not so much that the roots begin to rot.
Pump up the humidity surrounding your tropicals by occasionally misting them with water and wiping off the dust that accumulates on the leaves. With many bright colors, including vibrant greens and reds that complement any color scheme, or flowering plants with colors ranging from warm burgundies to soft lilacs, a tropical house plant is an easy solution for creating a focal point in your home. Buy a tropical plant for sale from our collection and transform your home into a warm and inviting space for you and your guests.
If you’re looking to freshen up the air in your home, we have the perfect houseplants for you! Air purifying plants, also referred to as clean-air plants, can help remove common contaminants such as formaldehyde, which can spark asthmatic reactions. Some will even remove other volatile organic compounds. Of course, these plants also look gorgeous and add a subtle decorative touch to your interior.
Clean air plants have different needs for light and water depending on the plant choice. As nursery experts, our team is ready to answer any questions you might have about caring for your new clean air plant. Browse through our collection and easily order your air purifying plant online! We’ll ship it to your door unscathed and in quality condition.
Succulent are perfect for gardening beginners since they are such low maintenance plants! With the various species of succulents, you can find one that fits your unique style and matches your home’s interior perfectly. The majority do well indoors, but they can also be kept on patios, green roofs and in rock gardens during the warmer months. Many succulents can produce new plants or “pups” using only a single leaf from the original plant, and they require little feeding or watering to thrive. Buy a succulent online and get it delivered to your home in just a few days!
Another perfect option for gardening beginners, cactus plants are durable plants that can withstand difficult conditions. Add a rugged flare to your home with a potted cactus plant. Cacti thrive in warm, arid climates, and are slow-growing. You should place your indoor cacti in a window or other location where they will receive plenty of sunlight, but somewhere away from drafts. Shop our collection of cactus plants for sale and let us help you choose the perfect sized pot!
Live in a home that doesn’t get much sunlight? That’s okay, you can still grow beautiful indoor plants! Contrary to popular belief, some plant species thrive in low light settings. As an added benefit, some will even clean the air in your home helping you breathe better. Garden Goods Direct has a robust collection of low light houseplants for sale waiting to find a forever home.
Make a statement in your home with an indoor tree. Indoor trees instantly add life and elegance to any home with their size and beauty. Our list of indoor trees for sale range from delicate palms to the ever popular Fiddle Leaf Fig. Each tree is alive, thriving, and grown with the utmost care to assure longevity and vibrant color. Care instructions are sent with each tree to ensure that you’re able to care for the tree for years to come.
Don’t fall into a situation where you find the perfect house plant for your home just to have it returned because it ends up being poisonous for your pet. This often escapes our thought process when shopping for house plants, but the consequences can be severe for your cat or dog. Garden Goods Direct has a collection of stylish and diverse pet-safe house plants for sale that won’t be a hazard for your furry best friend.
Buy Your Houseplants Online with Garden Goods Direct
House plants are an easy way to add instant charm and life to your home. With so many different types of indoor house plants, you can let your creative style shine! As America’s number one online plant nursery, we take pride in the quality of our plants and service. When you buy your houseplant online with Garden Goods Direct, have confidence knowing that each plant has received Woodie’s Seal of Approval.
Our plants are healthy, vibrant, and ready to be planted in your favorite pot upon delivery. Follow our simple and clear maintenance instructions to keep your indoor plants thriving for years to come! If you’re not sure which house plant will thrive in your home or where you live, contact our nursery experts today and they will be able to guide you in the right direction.