3. PROVIDE THE RIGHT SOIL
Simply grabbing soil from outside will not lead to successful indoor growth. Because of the unique environment and less watering needs, indoor plants need special potting soil that increases aeration and drainage.
A high-quality potting soil with a mix of compost, top soil and perlite will work for most plants (if planting orchids or cactus, be sure to grab soil specifically for those). After placing the soil and plant in the pot, lightly pack down the soil around the root system. Add TeraKashi® Bokashi as a top dress for an all natural fertilizer and water in with 1oz EM-1® per gallon of water.
4. FIND THE RIGHT SPOT
All plant varieties need light, but depending on what you chose the amount needed can vary. For most plants to survive, they need about the amount of light needed to read a book comfortably without additional lighting. If possible, place plants within direct sunlight on a windowsill or plant stand next to a window.
If you lack windowsill space, do not stress. Some plants, such as Philodendron and ZZ Plants, do ok without direct sunlight and are perfectly happy in a basement or up on a bookshelf. Ferns, vines, and dracaenas do great under incandescent lighting and low light plants and indoor veggies do well under fluorescent lighting.