Although your indoor garden plants may require more of you in terms of planning and care, the reward of welcoming living plants into your home will far outweigh the challenges. A special word of caution, however. Many plants are toxic to household pets, cats in particular. If you have animals, you may want to place your containers in an area where the pets are not allowed or plan to carefully select only those plants that will not harm your furry friends.
Selecting the Right Containers
1.) Containers with narrow openings limit what you can plant.
2.) Plastic pots deteriorate when exposed to sunlight.
3.) Wooden containers that are not lined rot. (Redwood and cedar do better than other woods.)
4.) Terracotta pots dray out rapidly, so the plants require watering more often.
5.) In hot climates, pick light-colored pots to decrease the absorption of heat.
6.) Glazed ceramic pots work well from a watering standpoint and are attractive.
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