If you’re getting into the “green thumb” life this year, you may have started to add some indoor plants to your collection. Maintaining these and encouraging them to thrive requires a bit of a different approach in comparison to their outdoor counterparts. If you’re keen to expand on your collection more naturally and want to use what you have to grow additional plants, it’s good to know about the best approach to take to get the job done. Here are the actions you should take in order to perfectly pollinate your indoor plants at home or in the office.

 

How Does Pollination Work? 

The process of pollination refers to pollen moving from one plant to another, in a bid to encourage and enable fertilisation. This is a prominent goal of most living organisms in the world. Executed correctly, pollination should lead to the production of seed. In a natural setting this is done from an animal insect or through the wind, which isn’t possible in an indoor setting. For this reason, it helps to know how to go about doing so if you’d like to create a prominent collection of indoor plants in the near future. 

 

Indoor Plants and Pollination

Not all indoor plants need pollination, but the ones that do include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and more. If you’re creating a mini garden for your loved ones at home, the last thing you want is a spoiled crop. Do some research about the plants before you buy, or if you have a set already, find out which specific instructions will work for your needs. Self pollination is not a difficult process, and can include anything from manual hand pollination right through to gently shaking the plant. Let’s delve into the best ways to go about it now. 

 

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Mimicking Nature

The best approach to pollinating indoor plants is to do what you can to mimic nature as much as possible. Opening a nearby window to encourage bees to fly in is one way to go. Hand-pollination can be done with small paint brushes too. As a rule, follow the same advice that is given to growing plants in a greenhouse setting. Start by making sure the conditions are ideal for the actual plant (including putting it in the best spot based on its water and sunlight needs). From there, explore whether and how they reproduce to understand your next steps. 

 

Budgeting for Beauty

At ExecuFlora, we love to hear that our clients have achieved beautiful indoor gardens, green walls and general decorations with high quality plants through our services. Better yet, thanks to our vast catalogue, it’s possible to do so on a budget too. By picking the right plants for your environment, while being mindful of the pollination process, you’ll be able to get the most out of your office or home space in no time at all. If you have any other questions about self-pollination, or are deciding which plants to introduce into your indoor space, get in touch with us today for some additional advice.