Indoor plant is a plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. Indoor plants require a low amount of light and water to thrive. Indoor plants are also known as houseplants. They are grown in pots or containers. Many plants that can be grown successfully indoors, because of their attractiveness and ease of maintenance, are generally considered the best houseplants. These include the succulents, cacti, ferns, begonias, and palms, all of which have long been favorites. Growing indoor plants is not difficult if proper environment for each plant is provided. The most important factors affecting plant growth and success are light, temperature, water, humidity, soil, and fertilization.
The plants that grow and reproduce in open air and receive direct sunlight. Outdoor plants fall into a number of different categories. Broad categories include trees, shrubs, flowering plants, non-flowering plants and succulents. While many of these plants can be grown indoors, they thrive outdoors with natural sun and shade, nutrient-rich earth and ample water. All types of plants were originally outdoor plants, but certain plants are now referred to as indoor plants, because of their low tolerance for cool temperatures, their long life span and their ability to thrive in pots.
Difference between indoor and outdoor plants
|Outdoor Plants grow in open environment outside.||Indoor plants grow in protected environment in indoor places.|
|Require more water.||Require less water.|
|They needs more sunlight.||They need less sunlight.|
|They need more nutrients.||They need less nutrients.|
|These grow on land.||These grow on pots.|
|They do not need any special soil.||These require special potting soil.|
|Growth is faster than indoor plants.||Growth is Slower than outdoor plants.|
|For example; Orange, Mango, Lantana, Hibiscus, Bougainvillea Vine and Bosten Fern.||For example; Monstera, Areca Palm, Bird of paradise, Snake plant and ZZ plant.|