In my earlier article, I mentioned some of the challenges of using low light indoor office plants. They can be difficult to care for, require periodic watering, and may not tolerate temperature fluctuations. There are several other issues that are unique to these environments. But there is one more issue I would like to mention. This is a problem that has affected many businesses over the years and continues to affect them.
It relates to the types of office plants that you use. Most plants prefer a full amount of sunlight, but when it comes to artificial light, they are not as lucky. You may think that you are getting the proper amount of light, especially if you are trying to grow a low-light plant, but in reality, they are not getting the light needed. In this case, one solution could be to place the plant somewhere else. But, let me show you how you can solve this problem using something else.
The first thing you need to do is determine the time of day that the plant needs the most light. During the daylight hours, it should get as much as it needs. If the hours are any different, it should be given artificial light until the hours equal what it needs. By the way, if the hours are any different, the plant is probably not going to prosper. The light intensity required for flowering is different than what is needed for fruit growth. So, if you are uncertain about the hours, check with someone who can do the reading for you.
You should also plan where to place the lights if you have an office desk that is right next to the plant. This way, the plant can be cared for from morning until afternoon, or even into the night. If you have such a desk, you will probably want to move your computer to another area. But, don't just move it. You can place the computer next to some sturdy support, and cover the computer monitor with a glass.
Most office plants will need partial sunlight or half sun, depending on the plant. It may be more important to provide them with more light than they need. That's because they use a lot of energy and don't store as many nutrients in their roots. If you have several in your office, you should provide them with at least an hour of light a day.
When you are choosing a plant, consider the growing conditions it was given in the nursery. Try to choose one that has good soil, and doesn't require a lot of water or fertilizer. This will help it to grow at its maximum potential. In the wild, the plants grow tall and clean, so they are a good model for your plant to grow into.
If the plant gets less light than it needs, it may die. This is something to take into consideration. There is a natural reason for a plant to grow at a certain height. Sometimes that's just not possible to change the light source, because the building you're in blocks the light from the sun. The best way to avoid this problem is by choosing plants that don't need any sun. However, if you do want them to get some, you can place them closer together to each other or place them where there is direct light, but indirect sunlight isn't a problem.
You can buy plants that can handle low light better than others. This is usually a sign of a good nursery. The quality of the soil they use is also important since you need nutrient-rich soil to keep your plants healthy. The roots won't rot, and they won't get eaten away by weeds. If you have other plants, you can mix them with the potted plants, and some of them will grow taller than the others. Just make sure you give them enough room.