What happens when a plant is kept indoors for a long time?

 


People are curious to keep their plants indoor, especially in cities where they lack space for gardening. In cities, most of the people live in buildings that do not receive proper sunlight and do not even have a terrace. 

While some of them have space and terrace but they wish to keep their plants indoor to take proper care of them and to feel that they are living with nature. In both cases, it is the love for plants that has inspired them to grow and live among them. 

I was asked a similar question when one of my friend Ben brought a succulent plant from the nearest nursery. He wanted to keep the succulent plant in his room. To which I replied that if you want to keep it in your room then you will need to keep it at a place that receives sunlight.

I advised him to keep his gorgeous succulent plant near the southeast facing window. Succulents love bright light to grow. So it is better to keep them in sunlight.

No sunlight for a longer duration will kill your plants. Without light for longer duration will affect photosynthesis that is very necessary for the growth and development of plants. It will lead to discoloration of leaves, weakening of plant parts, and then will lead to the death of your plant.  

Not every plant needs too much amount of sunlight. Few plants grow well in shade or indoors but keeping them for longer duration without sunlight is not good and they will eventually die. 

If you are willing to keep them indoors for a longer duration then I will suggest you to use grow lights for plants.


Plants can survive indoors for longer durations if they receive light in the ideal required amount. 

Either you can provide it by placing your plant at a spot in your indoor space that can fulfill your plant requirements of sunlight to process photosynthesis or you can use the technology and provide the light from grow lights.

You have to be wise and smart. Before planting any plant indoors try to find out sunlight requirements of the specific plant and the region in which they grow. You can read our articles to know about growing different house plants.

You can easily grow Snake plants, Jade plants, Aloe vera, Peace Lily, Pothos, Areca Palm, Boston Fern, Weeping Fig, Chrysanthemums, etc.


READ MORE: 13 BEST INDOOR PLANTS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HOME HEAVEN

READ MORE: 5 BEST PLANTS FOR BEGINNER GARDENING

READ MORE: GROW SUMMER VEGETABLES IN YOUR KITCHEN GARDEN

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *