In case you didn’t know I have a small obsession with houseplants. This obsession has been rapidly growing and I officially outgrew my small plant stand. So this weekend I decided it was time for an upgrade! Here is how I set my houseplants in a small apartment.
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My shelf is the VITTSJÖ from Ikea and I am in love. The middle shelves are glass which is perfect for my grow lights to shine through. It comes in white or black and is extremely sturdy. I highly recommend it.
I also upgraded my humidifier to a Levoit large room cool and warm mist humidifier. This humidifier has so many perks. It has a sensor so it can maintain a specific humidity in the room. The temperature of the warm mist can be changed, the amount of humidity in the room, and the level of mist. It holds over a gallon and half water and the coolest thing is the double nozzles so you can send mist in two different directions.
A humidifier isn’t always a necessity but your plants will thrive so much better with one. Tropical house plants typically live in 60-70% humidity. My house sits at around 35-45% if I am lucky. So if you’re getting brown tips or your plants aren’t growing well you may need to up your humidity.
I’ve had grow lights for a while and my plants go crazy for them. I only have north-facing windows in my house and my plants get hardly any light so I had to add grow lights. Mine are simple to grow lights from Homedepot but there are more decorative grow lights available. You can also purchase grow light bulbs and put them in fixtures you already have. The grow lights do need to be in a short distance to your plants so you can’t just change out your ceiling lights but you can easily put them in lamps. I highly recommend growing lights if your home is dark or if you want to put a plant in a dark corner.
The other fun thing I bought is a heating mat for my plant propagations. I love propagating plants. It’s incredibly easy and it fuels my hobby. From these propagations, I am able to trade plants/cuttings, sell them, and give them away to friends and family. The heating pad warms the soil or rooting medium and encourages root growth and creates humidity in my prop box. I have already seen a huge difference in my propagation since I got it 2 weeks ago.
I still have some stuff to do to this plant stand like hiding the cables and picking up some more decorative pots but I hope this brought you some inspiration.