Indoor plants are great for improving your home décor. As they can be set in your favorite area of your home and can live with minimal effort. Maximum indoor plants are tropical and subtropical. Also, they are pretty simple to maintain. However, here are some things to consider to ensure they remain beautiful and featuring attractive look.
The most important thing is where to put your plants. You have to put your indoor plants where they can get enough lights, temperature, and relative humidity. Taking some decent step can make your indoor plants more beautiful. Today I will discuss how to take care of plants at home.
How to Care for Indoor Plants
Follow the below steps to keep your indoor plants looking great. Let’s get to the straight points:
Every plant needs lights to create their food and survive. If plants don’t get enough lights, then it’ll show some tell-tale signs such as weak flowering and pale growth. If your plants show these signs, move your plants to somewhere it gets light properly.
Your plants need to be moved while season changes. Because of the season change, the lights level will differentiate too. In summer, the sun delivers too much temperature in the daytime which is not ideal for most of the indoor plants. So try to avoid putting your plants in harsh sunlight. A harsh sunlight can burn your plants, can create brown patches on the leaves and can cause plants to wilt and fade. So make sure to put your plants a bit further back from the window. This is a very good idea to protect your plants from harsh exposure.
Also, keep in mind, different plants need a different level of sunlight. For example, foliage plants tend to need fewer lights than flowering plants. So make sure to check plant label to find out what level of lights your plant’s needs.
To keep the soil moist to avoid a feast or famine approach, you have to water your plants regularly. How much waters you have to put in your plants depends on the temperature of the room. In winter you have to water your plants once a week and in summer it can be often as every second day.
The best way to check moisture is to put your finger down the side of the pot into the mix. If it feels dry, then you have water your plants. Wilting is another key sign which means your plants needs water. Besides, if your plants look completely dry then fill a container with water and immerse your plants in the container. While immerse, make sure the foliage of the plant is out of the water. Hold the plant in a container until bubbles stop coming to the surface. Then lift the pot out and let the extra water drain away.
Maximum indoor home plants come from sub-tropical rainforests where humidity can reach high as hundred percent. To provide the same condition in the home, you have to spray the foliage of the plants with warm water often times a day. You can place your plant in a saucer filled with pebbles and add water to the saucer. This will increase the humidity around the plant as well.
Every plant needs fertilizer to create their nutrients. Your home plants need it as well. Fertilizer helps to keep the plants healthy and attractive. Fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that support the plants in different ways. Nitrogen is good for developing foliage growth and phosphorous aids the roots and potassium help the plants to develop overall. Usually, moisture indoor plants respond well with an all-purpose fertilizer. However, if your plants need more then use a high-nitrogen fertilizer for foliage plants and a high phosphorous fertilizer for flowering plants as well.
Keep in mind, recently purchased or re-potted plants shouldn’t be fertilizing until they are a couple of month’s old. As they can burn because they are not well established to get fertilizer.
Potting & Re-potting
While selecting any plants, make sure you choose a pot that is suitable for the plants. Before purchasing any plants make sure that it has holes at the bottom so that it can drain excess water. Otherwise, if you want a more decorative pot that doesn’t have holes. Then place your plant in a smaller pothole inside your decorative pot.
When it comes to re-pot any plants make sure to water the plants. Generally, re-potting is ideal the warmer months from August to March. Before re-potting ensure to remove all dead, damaged or unsightly foliage. Select a pot which is one size larger than the old one. Now tip the plant out from the old pot and gently tease the roots to encourage new root growth. Then fill half of the new pot with fresh potting mix and place the plant into the new pot. Make sure you fill 1 cm below the rim of the new pot. Keep in mind, always re-pot your plant at the same level as you plant in the previous pot. Lastly water well to settle the mix.
Do not try to choose a much bigger pot than the old one. Also, do not take one that is not proportional to the size of the plant. Because extra-large pot will increase the chance of root rot as the hold excess water than the plants requires.
Pests & Diseases
To prevent your plant from pests and diseases, make sure to water and fertilized your plants regularly. Even then if your plants get any diseases ensure to use the specific insecticide, fungicide or organic spray which is designed for use on indoor plants.
Hope now you can care for your indoor plants with those mentioned steps. Keep your plants looks beautiful and make your home décor more attractive. Just keep doing those steps and feel the natural beauty of the home. Indoor plants not only deliver beautifulness but also keep homes cool as well.
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