How to take care of houseplants

How to take care of houseplants

Frequently, people worry unnecessarily about the proper care of their houseplants. They think it would be a
waste because they are afraid that they will die under their care. In addition to adding luscious beauty to your home, houseplants also help purify the air. Granted, we are all naturally drawn to a beautiful plant. The good news is that anyone who follows a few simple rules can have beautiful plants.

Proper watering

We all know that houseplants need regular watering. The problem some people have is too much water. You can’t just rely on what the floor looks like at the top. It would be best if you stick your index finger into the ground about an inch. If the soil is damp at this depth, DO NOT WET. When the soil is dry at this depth, give the plant something to drink. The main effect of overwatering is that the roots begin to rot and fade, resulting in the death of the entire plant.

Adequate nutrition

Due to the limited amount of soil in the pots, houseplants can quickly use up the available nutrients. Regular fertilization ensures that the plants are healthy and blooming. Most will get along well with a highly diluted liquid fertilizer like Miracle Grow. Plant needles are also a great option. It is important not to fertilize too often. If you’re using a liquid fertilizer like Miracle Grow, every 3 to 4 weeks is usually enough. For plant stakes, follow the instructions. Even indoor plants slow their growth in the winter months. It is best not to fertilize during this time. Fertilization should be reserved for the months when the plants are actively growing. It is also important to note that some plants require special fertilizers, such as cacti and orchids.

Sufficient humidity

Some plants need higher humidity than others. There are a few ways you can easily meet this need. A common practice is to dim the plants several times a day. Some people don’t have the time to do this regularly. One method that does not require further maintenance is to place the jar in a shallow pan or plate with some stones evenly distributed on the bottom. Your potted plant will then stand over the rock. If you fill the pan or plate with water flat to the bottom of the pot, the evaporated water forms a nice blanket of moisture around the plant.

Provide adequate lighting

Proper lighting is critical to the growth and wellbeing of your plants, so consider where to place them when choosing the types of plants for your home. The room you envision has direct sunlight, filtered sunlight, or very little sunlight. Unless you plan to install grow lighting, your plant selection should be based on the plant’s location. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of plants to choose from. You can easily find one that suits your needs.