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TROP

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Tropical plants make excellent houseplants because they are very easy to grow inside,
and most of them have vert basic needs. It makes tropical houseplant care much easier, which is great news for you!

These plants make excellent houseplants because many of them can easily adapt to growing indoors. Most of these plants come from tropical forests where they live under the shade of large trees. This means they don’t need a lot of light, which is perfect for an indoor setting.

Additionally, the reason they’re the most popular indoor plants is that most of these exotic indoor plants don’t require a ton of special care. That makes keeping them alive so much easier.

WATER

Most tropical plants like their soil to stay evenly moist, but not wet. This can be tricky to get just right. Many common houseplants will tolerate being under watered once and a while, but over watering is the number one cause of death for tropical indoor plants.
Try not to allow either extreme to happen. Check the soil regularly, and only water houseplants if they need it.

 

To see if a plant needs water, stick your finger down about an inch into the soil. If the soil feels wet, then it doesn’t need to be watered.

HUMIDITY

Humidity can be another big factor when it comes to tropical houseplant care. Tropical plants like it humid, which makes sense if you think about where they come from...the tropics!

The good news is that most common tropical houseplants will easily adapt to living indoors where the air isn’t usually very humid. Some plants are more sensitive to it than others though, and it never hurts to add more humidity to the air when it’s dry.

LIGHT

There are many types of tropical houseplants that adapt well to the low light conditions indoors… but there are some that need bright light to grow their best.

If you put a plant that prefers low light in a sunny window, it can burn their leaves and could kill the plant. On the other hand, if you try growing houseplants like croton, rubber tree, and some varieties of dracenas without much light, they will start to lose their color and grow long and leggy.

So, if any of your tropical plants have started to grow leggy and are reaching for the window, or they have lost their color, that means they need more light.
Try moving the plant to a sunnier spot.

Having said that...if you are growing plants indoors in a sunny window and the leaves start to burn, then move them to an area where they’re protected from the hot sun.

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