for buying houseplants.
buying a plant, ask yourself the following questions:
What kind of plants do I like? Flowering or Foliage plants?
I like to prune?
I like plants with small leaves or larg leaves?
big or small is the space where I want to place the plant?
the place get sufficient sunlight?
I willing to spare time to look after the plant?
Do I want a fast or a slow growing plant?
you have answered these questions, you are now ready to
buy a plant of your choice. You have to be extremely choosy
when selecting your plant. Look for a nursery that has sufficient
stock where you can choose from. Be absolutely sure that
the plants have reveived poper care at the nursery where
you are buying your plants from. It is not only the plant
that you are buying that should be healthy, but all the
plants that are in the nursery should be properly looked
a plant that has healthy leaves and stems. The edges of
the leaves should not be brown. The plant should be of
the size that you wish. If you buy a smaller plant, thinking
that it will grow over a period of time, you could be
disappointed. The plant may not grow in the same rate
at which you are expecting it to grow. It could take months
or even years (depending upon the type of plant) for the
plant to reach the height of your liking. Moreover, a
well established manture plant can aclamatise itself better
than a young plant.
a plant that has established itself well in the pot. Do
not select a plant that has been newly potted . There
is the danger that the plant may not do well when you
take it home.
not buy plants in polly bags unless you want to plant
them in the ground. It is better to buy the plants that
are already planted in pots.
a plant that has been grown in shade. It will get itself
aclamatised for being kept indoors faster than a plant
that has been grown in the open.
the plant very carefully, specially under the leaves and
leaf joints, for any pests or diseases.