Most of the time, indoor plants are already in containers, so there is no need to plant them. There are typically only two reasons you need to plant an indoor plant.
If your plant is getting too big, then you will need to replant it into a larger container.
If you wanted to grow bulbs indoors, then you will need to plant the bulbs yourself.
How much light do indoor plants need?
Succulents and cacti need continuous, daily sunlight. Plants with foliage need roughly 8 hours of light per day. The amount of light depends on the plants you are growing, so we suggest doing research on the specific plants you are growing.
What qualities make for a good indoor plant?
There are several qualities to look for when selecting an indoor plant.
- A good root system – This is incredibly important when choosing a plant. It’s not practical to pull a plant out of its pot to check its roots but if it is a small plant, this can be done. Healthy roots are thick and light in color.
- Foliage- Here’s a good rule of thumb when it comes to plant foliage: if you can’t see through it, the foliage is thick enough.
- Check for disease – Some signs of a plant with pests or disease are: white dots, sticky residue on the leaves and a bad odor.