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5 Things to Consider Before Adding Plants to Your Home

July 20th, 2023

Plants can be a natural, easy way to liven up your household. But how do you ensure you pick the right plants for your home? Well, today, our experts at Evergreen Home Buyers have compiled a list of five things to consider before adding plants to your home so you can make the best decision about bringing nature indoors.

1. Pets and Children
The first thing you’ll want to consider before picking up a new houseplant is your pets and children. Many plants are poisonous to dogs or cats – even just a nibble could potentially make your pet sick. Therefore, we recommend doing your research or checking out a website such as the ASPCA’s extensive database on plant toxicity. As for children, if you have young kids, you will want to carefully consider where you place your plants. For example, instead of a large floor-standing pot, which might get knocked over or dug through, you may opt for something that can flourish out of reach of your child’s hands.

2. Available Sunlight
Once you’ve ensured that the plants you’re choosing are right for your home, you also need to consider the available sunlight in each of your rooms. In Florida, many homes have screened lanais or other indoor/outdoor living areas that can be perfect for your new plants. However, if you are thinking of adding an indoor houseplant in an area that doesn’t get as much sun, you may need to get a plant that thrives in the shade. As a result, you might need to play around with which plants go where in your home.

3. Humidity
Another essential factor to think about when tending to your new houseplants is the humidity in your home. Homes can have very different humidity levels, depending on where you live and if you keep a humidifier running, and this can affect the types of plants you’re able to keep in your house. For example, tropical plants love moisture in the air, while certain succulents can thrive in drier air. Suppose you have dry air but want to add a tropical plant to your house. In this case, you might need to mist the plant often or invest in a humidifier.

4. Your Commitment Level
Something else that people often overlook but is important to consider is your commitment level. Ask yourself questions like, ‘Am I willing to water and maintain my plants every day?’ ‘Or is it better for me to get something low maintenance because I have a lot of other things to focus on?’ If your answer is the latter, you may want to get something like a snake plant that is very robust, bug-resistant, and will survive even if you forget to water it occasionally.

5. Aesthetic
Finally, once you’ve worked through all these other factors to determine what plants work best for your home, it’s time to decide which ones best fit your aesthetic. For example, if you like a minimalist aesthetic and want something easy to care for, you might get an aloe vera plant. Whereas if you want something more extravagant and are willing to put in the time and effort, you may opt for something like a monstera. Either way, you need to choose options that you can not only care for but that match your home’s vibe.

Final Thoughts
Ultimately, plants are one of the best ways to add a little life to your home and bring the outdoors inside. But what if you’re home requires a lot of repairs and maintenance, and slapping a plant in the corner isn’t really going to be a solution for your current situation? Well, in that case, you might consider selling your home to a professional home buying team like us at Evergreen Home Buyers.

At Evergreen Home Buyers, we will purchase your home for cash AS IS, making the process entirely hands-off for you with no repairs, inspections, appraisals, or contingencies necessary. Plus, we can close in as little as two weeks! So, for a completely quick and painless way to sell your home for cash faster, visit today.

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