If you have made something of an indoor garden in your home, you might be worried that window tinting could harm your plants. But don't worry. Although window tinting will have some effect on your houseplants, it won't kill them or retard their growth. In fact, window tinting can help your houseplants in some ways.
Window tinting will affect your houseplants in the following ways.
Window Tints Can Protect Fragile Plants
Some plants are fragile when exposed to harsh sunlight. Strong and constant UV rays can damage their flowers and leaves. For these plants, window tinting can be helpful in blocking out strong UV rays if the room they are in receives a lot of sunlight during the afternoon. And for plants with darker leaves, that tend to be shade lovers, window tinting can help give them a shaded environment.
Window Tints Help Plants Retain Moisture
Window tinting blocks the UV rays of the sun. These rays penetrate your windows and cause your home to heat up. During a hot summer, your indoor plants might suffer because they struggle to retain the moisture on the surface of the soil in hot temperatures. But window tinting can help to lower temperatures and stop moisture loss.
Dark Window Tinting Might Be Harmful
If you choose to put window tinting on your windows, remember that dark window tinting will block out some of the type of sunlight that plants need. Plants need the red and blue light of sunlight to grow and flourish, not UV light. Dark tinting blocks out much of the red and blue light that plants need to remain healthy.
Be mindful, then, if you choose dark tinting. You might need to come up with a solution to ensure that your indoor plants receive enough nourishing light. Perhaps a grow light might help in this case.
UV Window Film Is Best for Plants
If you have your very own indoor garden, choose UV window film, which tends to be invisible. This won't block out the red and blue light your plants need. But if privacy is a concern, frosted window tinting is another option you can use. Bear in mind though that your plants will need some time to adjust to the reduction in light if you choose a frosted window tint. A few weeks should be enough.
Are you worried that window tinting might harm your plants? Then be sure to choose invisible UV film or a frosted window tint.
To learn more, reach out to a local home window tinting service.