Indoor Plants

indoor house plants on table in corner (Pixabay CC0:372790 / Shirley)

The task of the indoor plant gardener is to select plants that can best withstand the conditions of a specific indoor location. Select only those foliage plants which appear to be free of insects and diseases. Check the undersides of the foliage and the axils of leaves for signs of insects or disease. Select plants that look sturdy, clean, well-potted, and shapely. Choose plants with healthy foliage. Avoid plants which have yellow or chlorotic leaves, brown leaf margins, wilted foliage, spots or blotches, or spindly growth. In addition, avoid those with torn leaves and those which have been treated with leaf shines