Decorating the interior of your home or office with plants is known as “plantscaping.” This practice has been growing in popularity for the last few years and is becoming a central element of any interior design plan. However, one can’t just get any random plant and expect it to thrive. There are several different conditions you need to take into account or you risk losing time and money. That’s where a Professional Interior Landscaper comes in. In this blog, we’ll go over the 5 elements Professional Interior Landscapers consider when selecting right plants for your environment.

Not All Plants Are Created Equal

Not all plants are created equal. That’s why it’s essential to take into consideration their needs so that your plant investment doesn’t go to waste. Each plant has different environmental needs, so it’s vital that you select a plant that’ll survive under the conditions of your specific interior setting. But how do you know which plants are suitable for your space? With so many plants that require different needs, how long will it take before you conduct all the research? Plantscaping is no simple task; that’s why many people choose to work with a Professional Interior Landscaper. They’re plant experts that know exactly which plants will thrive under certain conditions and will complement your design aesthetic. They’ll quickly narrow down your options to the specific plants that’ll work for your space.

Professional Interior Landscapers take several factors into consideration when determining the best plants for your interior space. Below, we’ll go over the main components that are taken into account when selecting the correct plants:


Light is one of the most important factors for growing indoor plants. All plants require photosynthesis to grow; the only difference is the amount it needs. Some plants require a large amount of sunlight to thrive, while others require very little. Your Professional Interior Landscaper will analyze the spaces of your home/office and determine which types of plants will work for certain areas. For example, a space near a window would be appropriate for a Fiddle Leaf Fig. This plant thrives under bright indirect sunlight. For a dark corner in your home/office, a Snake Plant  would be a good choice since it tolerates low-light conditions.


Whether your indoor plants are for your peaceful bedroom or the busy hallway of your office, the amount of traffic near the plants also affects them. Some plants are more vulnerable than others, so your professional interior landscaper can help determine which plants can withstand heavy traffic and constant movement.


Similar to Traffic, some plants require a certain amount of space around them to grow properly. If your area is small, you should consider choosing a plant that doesn’t grow too large. Your Interior Landscaper can recommend plants for the amount of space you have in your home or office. They can also pick plants that will be proportional in size to your furniture and give balance to the room’s design. For example, a room with high ceilings and large furniture can benefit from a taller species to complement the area.


Believe it or not, pots also play a vital role in the plant’s overall health. Selecting the appropriate pot for your indoor plants is much more than just choosing a stylish one. Using the right container makes the difference between a flourishing houseplant and one that’s struggling.

Pots come in various sizes, materials, and styles, and what you use depends on your plant’s size and moisture preference. For example, clay and unglazed ceramic pots are best for drought-tolerant plants that prefer fast-draining soil, while plastic and metal work well for plants requiring a moist environment. Your professional interior landscaper can help you determine which size and type of pots will work best for your plants.


All plants have several different maintenance needs in order to survive. For example, some plants may require constant watering, while others may die from too much of it. Figuring out how to maintain each plant is overwhelming, and can be expensive in the long run. Greenleaf Interior Plant Solutions can take care of all of your plant’s maintenance needs for you. Our experts know how to properly maintain each type of plant, so you can take out all of the guesswork and have peace of mind.

Plantscaping can completely transform your interior space, but not knowing how to select the correct plants for your indoor environment can result in unhealthy or dead plants. There’s more to interior landscaping than simply selecting the plants you like. We hope this blog helped you see how a Professional Interior Landscaper can help you select the right plants for your environment. If you’re interested in using plantscaping to enhance your interior space, give Greenleaf IPS a call at (858)-488-0611, or click here for a free quote!