We all want to feel good with the properties we have, so we do everything we can to make the house feels more like home. Many people love having plants in their house, as they help to give the space some more natural feel while helping to provide more oxygen and humidity to the air supply.
One thing that plant needs more than human is light exposure, so people tend to place them in the area where they can receive the most light. However, the problem is that direct exposure to sunlight can harm us as well.
Many homeowners have to face the dilemma of whether or not they should install window films to their home windows as they fear that the reduced light exposure can harm the plants. We’re here to tell you that you don’t need to worry about hurting our houseplants with window films and here are three reasons why:
1. Plants only need red and blue light
The type of light that most window films aim to reduce is ultraviolet rays, which is not what plants need to thrive. They use red and blue light to photosynthesise, so by reducing the UV rays, you’re not actually harming the plants.
2. You can choose films with the right VLT level
The Visible Light Transmission (VLT) rating indicates how much visible light is allowed through the window film — the higher the VLT rating, the brighter the room. If you’re worried about your plants not getting enough light, then you should keep the VLT ratings of around 50 per cent, as that will ensure that you can control the light level in the home without harming your plants.
3. There is a solution to every issue
Some plants don’t need a constant source of light, so you can consider moving the pots around the house according to its needs. This will require you to understand the preferences of the type of plants you have, as some vegetations need more light than the others. If you don’t prefer to have much light at all in the home, you may need to consider the types of plants that can thrive in a darker environment. Additionally, you can also consider getting a blue light lamp to subsidise your plants need of light.
4. Plants can adapt
It’s completely normal to see your plants wilt slightly within the first few days or even weeks of window films being installed, but that’s nothing to be concerned about. As the plants start to adjust to the light level, they will start to grow healthy again. Most plants are resilient and they can survive even with reduced light exposure. If you’re worried about this, you can give your plants extra care for the first few days to help them acclimate to the change in the environment.
As you can see, there are many ways you can help your plants to thrive in a home with tinted windows, which means that you don’t need to worry about killing your houseplants unintentionally.
If you’re looking for a professional window tinting service, NuVision is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.