The basic difference between indoor and outdoor plants have to share with each other is all about the tolerance that the plant has to go through. All different plants that we today plant indoors were initially outdoor plants. However, we name them as indoor plants. We also call them as houseplants, and that is probably because of the tolerance they have for very cool temperature.
Why do we need specific outdoor and indoor plants?
Some of the basic difference between indoor and outdoor plants are as follows.
Climate has a very great influence on indoor and outdoor plants. For indoor plants, there is a need of controlled climate. However, for outdoor plants, this is not the case as they are capable of growing under open air as well as can withstand the changes in the climate.
Indoor plants and outdoor plants have their own space requirements. Indoor plants need very less whereas outdoor plants need a lot of space. Indoor plants are not capable of growing to the mature size whereas outdoor plants can. Hence, there is a very huge difference between indoor and outdoor plants pots.
The amount of light that every plant need varies from one species to another. Outdoor plants have a need for more light. However, for indoor plants, the source of light is through windows. Artificial lights can also be given to indoor plants for them to grow in the right way. For some of the indoor lights, there is very little sunlight available and it has to be placed in a place that has a lot of shadow.
Water regulation is another difference between indoor and outdoor plants. We can water indoor plants but outdoor plants need regular water and sometimes, they receive it from rainfall. Indoor plants need a lot of water to grow. There will be binding of indoor plants if the supply of water is not enough.
Maintaining and soil preparation is very complex for indoor and outdoor plants. If repeated planting is done, there are chances that the soil and its nutrients will be diminished. The soil that is indoor is not going to adjust on its own. This is one big reason why you should plant outdoor plants on the inside.
Many outdoor plants like veggies can also grow inside the house. Place them in the right way for them to receive sunlight in the right way.
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