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Choosing Blinds Based On Window Position And Plants

27th May 2016

Do you have a love for greenery in your home? House plants add oxygen to the room, a touch of colour to the decor, and a breath of fresh life that is (mostly) simple to regulate. There are a few things to note when it comes to growing house plants. For best growing success, pay attention to the type of plant, the room placement, and the window blinds chosen. (Hint: Start by shopping online for blinds so they can be ordered and installed as soon as possible!)

Where Should I Place Specific Plants?

Different types of plants grow better in different rooms of the home. This is because plants need light for photosynthesis, and different plants require different amounts of light for optimal growth.

Plants that require a lot of sunlight and heat, such as cacti and other succulents, thrive in north facing windows that receive a lot of direct sunlight.

The south facing windows can be home to plants that need sunlight but will scorch with too much heat, such as ivy, orchids, and Aspidistra.

East and west facing windows catch glimpses of direct sunlight in the morning or afternoon and are the best locations for plants similar to the south facing windows but need a little shading help.

How Blinds Help Plants Grow

There are a few different ways to choose blinds for your home when you choose to grow plants.

The windows that face north and south can use traditional roller blinds so long as you remember to raise them each morning so the plants can receive as much sunlight as will creep into the window.

The west and east facing windows will benefit from the SunScreen roller blind because it provides just enough of a barrier between the plants and the direct sunlight that the blooming flowers won’t get scorched by the hot sun. We recommend the white SunScreen for very sensitive plants so the other black colour option doesn’t add to the temperature of the room.

Shop online for your perfect blinds to make your house plant growing project a great success.