How to Make Your Home Feel Like Paradise with Exotic Plants

Create a living space that is uniquely your own with exotic plants.

There are so many types of plants to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you or any room in your home! From tropical flowers and succulents to cacti, orchids, bonsai, and more – You’ll be able to find a little of everything that will make your home feel like the perfect place for you.

And don’t worry if you’ve never owned an exotic plant before because we have helpful tips on how they can thrive in any environment. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, these plants will give both color and life into whatever space they live in.

What is an exotic plant, and why should you get one?

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An exotic plant is any plant that isn’t native to the area or country where it is grown, and may even be found in tropical climates or areas of dry desert-like conditions. It’s important to start with why someone might get an exotic plant, whether it is for adding color, life, etc. to a space in their house, or if they are looking for something that is unique and not generally found where they live.

In addition, it is important to talk about how exotic plants are different from any other type of plant. There are many types of “regular” houseplants that can be found at your local nursery growing in pots or containers – but these are typically things like ferns, ivies, spider plants, and more. While all of these plants are beautiful and make great houseplants, exotic plants are a little different. They can be divided into two main kinds: those that like to live in pots of soil, and those that live in a water environment.

First, there are the tropical flowers such as orchids that prefer to grow in wet soil. If you put an orchid in a pot of soil, it will start to use up all the nutrients and then die. You cannot let these plants dry out, or they will wilt and eventually die as well.

Then, there are also cacti and succulents that require little water but lots of sunlight to grow in pots or containers. These types of plants do not need regular watering, and they can actually survive in a hot climate with almost no water at all. If you live near the beach or somewhere where it is sunny all the time, these are perfect for your garden (or indoors) as well.

How to Find Exotic Plants

Now that you know what kinds of exotic plants there are, how can you find them? One of the best places to look is online at an exotic plants nursery. You will be able to find a little of everything that will make your home feels like the perfect space for you and your plants.

The first step is to decide what kind of plant you’re interested in growing. Are you interested in something that will add color to a room? Or are you looking for something that is unique and different from what usually grows where you live? There are so many options to choose from.

And remember – just because a plant is exotic doesn’t mean it can only grow outdoors! You don’t have to live in a place with sunny weather to have plants that love the sun. If you want to grow cacti and succulents indoors, you can do so, and they’ll be very happy in whatever environment you give them.

What are the benefits of having an exotic plant?

While there are many benefits to growing both tropical flowers (orchids) and cacti and succulents, there is one main reason that people like having these beautiful plants at home. One of the best things about exotic plants is that they are different from anything else you will find growing in your garden or around your house. They add a colorful touch to any environment, so if you’re looking for something that is bright and vibrant, you can’t go wrong with an exotic plant.

Another great reason to have an exotic plant? They don’t need much water! You’ll be able to spend more time enjoying your plant instead of watering it, so if you’re looking for a low-maintenance friend that won’t require as much care, these plants are perfect.

Even better – you can grow them in a pot! If you don’t have a lot of space for a garden with soil, this is the perfect solution. You will be able to fit just about any exotic plant in a large pot and decorate your home or apartment beautifully while still having all the benefits of an outdoor environment.

Create a living space that is uniquely your own with exotic plants.

There are so many types of plants to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you or any room in your home! You can find a variety of plants to beautify your living space.

And don’t worry if you’ve never owned an exotic plant before because we have helpful tips on how they can thrive in any environment. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, these plants will give both color and life into whatever space they live in. So go ahead and start shopping now!

Tips on how to choose a space

Choosing a location is an important step in figuring out what kind of plant to get. Check this list for helpful hints. For example – If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant, choose one that can thrive in medium to bright lighting and soil with good drainage. Also, keep in mind the amount of space you have to dedicate to your new plant.

Outdoors

If you want a plant that fits in with your landscaping, choose one with a small and manageable size, so it won’t take up too much maintenance.

Indoors

When buying houseplants, make sure that your tropical plant can grow in the lighting conditions of the room and that it can adjust to temperature changes from being outside.

How to take care of them:

To make sure your plants are thriving, you’ll want to follow these steps and tips:

  • Water your plants well and then let the soil dry out before watering again, so it doesn’t get overwatered. You can do this by sticking your finger in the soil down to about an inch or two to see how moist it is. If you don’t feel any moisture, that means it’s time for water!
  • Don’t let your plants sit in a pool of water! Wet leaves rot and make it easier for bugs to infest the plant.
  • Make sure your plants get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, so they can thrive. If you are keeping them indoors, choose a sunny spot away from any windows that may be holding heat or direct sun.
  • For tropical plants and flowers, place them in an area with indirect lighting or provide shade.
  • Don’t overwater or underwater! Make sure the soil feels moist, but don’t leave them in standing water for too long.
  • Adding more soil to the pot will allow it to hold water longer after watering.
  • Fertilize your plant once a month – either with the food you purchase or something like compost tea (1tsp per gallon of water).

Types of Plants Available

There are plants that are perfect for every room you could want them in! Here are just a few examples of different types of plants and what room they work best in.

In the Kitchen:

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  • Cacti – perfect for a sunny windowsill but remember to place in indirect sunlight when cooking or using the stove oven.
  • Succulents – perfect for kitchen windowsills, can be placed in direct sunlight from morning until evening. They are also great at absorbing odors such as formaldehyde and paints.
  • Aloe Vera plants – great for windowsills, low light, and humidity. They can be watered every other day, as long as the soil isn’t left soaking wet.

In the Bathroom

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  • Orchids – tropical plants that prefer indirect sunlight and moist soil. They should be watered once a day, but never left sitting in water after the soil has completely dried out.
  • Bromeliads – tropical plants that don’t need a lot of light and do well in the bathroom because it’s humid. Make sure they are placed away from direct sunlight.
  • Air Plants – tropical plants that require little water and prefer indirect sunlight. They thrive almost anywhere, so no worries about finding somewhere to put them!
  • Jasmine plants – tropical plants that prefer bright and indirect sunlight, perfect for windowsills. Water them once a week and mist leaves to help with humidity.

In the Bedroom

  • Sago Palm Plants – tropical palms that can tolerate low-light conditions, conking at night, and cooler temperatures.
  • Bamboo palm trees – tropical plants that prefer indirect sunlight and water every 2-3 days or when the soil dries out.
  • Dragon Tree – tropical plants that need indirect sunlight, little water, and cool temperatures.

In the Living Room

  • Pothos ivy vines – tropical houseplants that don’t require a lot of light and are great at absorbing formaldehyde. They do better in rooms with a lot of humidity, so they are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Water them once a week and keep them in indirect sunlight.

In the Dining Room

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  • Bamboo palm trees – tropical plants that prefer indirect sunlight and water every 2-3 days or when the soil dries out.
  • Ferns – tropical plants that do well in indirect sunlight and low humidity. Water once a month or whenever the soil dries out.
  • Philodendron – tropical plants that prefer low-light and can be placed in the dining room, kitchen, or bathroom. They require moist soil so water when the soil is dry.
  • Parlor Palm Trees – tropical plants that do well almost anywhere as long as they’re not out in direct sunlight all day.
  • Bonsai tree – the tropical plant that does best in bright light or indirect sunlight. Water, when the soil dries out, but make sure roots, are not left sitting in water.

These are perfect for adding an expression of style to your dining room or kitchen table.

In the Office/Study

  • Snake plants – tropical plants that are perfect for low-light, even darkness conditions. They reduce stress with their oxygen production and can also be used as air purifiers. Water is just enough to keep the soil moist, but don’t overwater.
  • Jade plants – tropical plants that do well in indirect sunlight or low-light conditions. Water, when the soil feels dry and let the plant, get used to drier soil before watering again.

Now that you know all about exotic plants & how to take care of them, it’s time to start shopping! Do a little research on what types of plants would look best in your home and where. It’s easy to find a little of everything that will make your home feels like the perfect living space for you and all your plants.

So what are you waiting for? These useful tips will help ensure your exotic plants are as healthy as can be! Now get out there and plant something beautiful.