Are you sure you know which plant size is right for you? Plants can come in a lot of different sizes. Some of them can be as small as a teacup, while others can be as big as a tree you plant in your backyard.
Whenever you have to take care of a plant, you shouldn't think of it as helping a house decoration look prettier. Instead, you should think of it as you helping a living thing grow stronger. And, that's exactly what you'll be doing, in a way.
But, is that statement true for plants of all sizes. Not exactly. If you are someone who is interested in taking care of needy plants, then the small ones might be just what you need.
The difference between most small plants and big ones is pretty similar to the difference between babies and adults. Babies need a lot more attention.
A lot of people believe that because a plant is big, it requires way too much care. But, that's actually a pretty common misconception.
Most of the time, smaller plants are the ones that require your full attention. Why? Because smaller plants are not as established as big plants. Here are some other reasons why bigger plants are easier to care for:
Big plants have bigger roots and stems. The reason why that is is that they're more established. Earlier above we said that smaller plants are like babies and big plants like adults.
Well, that couldn't be any truer than it is in this case. Big plants have developed a stronger foundation over time. They have reached a point where they are more steady and strong.
Most big plants also have way too many leaves when compared to smaller plants. So, in the event of a bad thing happening, big plants can afford to lose a few leaves, unlike small plants.
So, now that you know all about these plants, how can you take care of them?
How to Take Care of Different-Sized Plants?
By now, you've probably gathered an idea of what kind of plant you'd like to have. But, how exactly can you take care of them?
Well, smaller plants generally need a lot of sunlight, which can help them develop and grow. They also require frequent watering (unless they're succulents ).
You have to care for each different small plant accordingly and make sure it doesn't wither and die.
Bigger plants are more likely to require less watering. And, since they're big, it's unlikely that you'll be able to keep them in a corner indoors.
If you somehow manage to do that, then make sure it's a corner that gets enough sunlight, but not too much that it causes your big plant to dry up.
If your big plant is outdoors then chances are it will get as much sun as it needs to.
Growing Different-Sized Plants
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