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Growing plants indoors made easy

Did you know that if you take good care of your house plants, they’ll take care of you too? Aside from making homes look pleasant, science says they boost well-being, reduce stress, and help with creativity. Give love back to your little green friends by following these simple house plant care tips. 

A table prepped for potting plants, plenty of green plants in pots, the IKEA catalog, and soil on newspaper pages.
A table prepped for potting plants, plenty of green plants in pots, the IKEA catalog, and soil on newspaper pages.

Some plants need more light

To figure out what plants will work in your space, consider your sunlight. Our plant labels show whether a plant needs shade, indirect light, or full sun. Daylight can be a very limited resource in a home. Where you do have it, build vertical and place your plants on a high shelf.

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Plants live best in the right pot

In general, plants don’t need to be repotted within the first year. You can keep them in the planter they came with and place them in outer pots. That’s where the fun comes in! Choose pots from different colors and styles, mix and match, and decorate to your heart’s desire. Regardless, a saucer is a plus because it helps drain excess water.

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Plant pots that take care of your plants

If you’re unsure how often to water plants, this self-watering plant pot can help. The insert keeps the soil nice and moist, so your plants can thrive even if you can’t water them regularly.

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Happy leaves for a happy plant

Every now and then, gently wipe off leaves with a damp cloth. Plants that collect dust might not get the sunlight they need.

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Grow your own food at home

Presenting: the magic of life. Simply take seeds from your fruits and vegetables, plant them in soil and watch them grow. With just water and light (and a bit of fertilizer for a little boost) – you can grow your own organic produce all year round – and save money at the same time.

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A gang of green

Grouping plants that need to get watered on the same schedule makes sure you don’t miss out on one. Plus, they make for a beautiful and lush display.

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