Gardening

SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PLANTS

October 23, 2018

Many individuals stress a lot when it pertains to looking after their plants. When discussing houseplants, there is no need to stress. There are simply a couple of things you need to think about.

1. Watering
Overwatering eliminates most houseplants. Looks can be misleading, so to see if your soil is dry enough to water, try the finger test. Place your forefinger as much as the very first joint into the soil. If the soil perspires, do not water it.

2. Feeding
Foliage plants generally have high nitrogen requirements, while blooming plants, K2O is required. Slow release fertilizers can be combined with the garden compost. Particular plants like cacti and orchids need unique fertilizer. Feed plants throughout their most active development duration.

3. Lighting
Plants like Sanseveria and Aspidistra need no sun. They can be put far from a window. Spider plants need semi-shade. You can put plants like these near a window that does or does not get sunshine. Check the label to see what your plant requires.

4. Temperature level
Houseplants can endure in cool or warm temperature levels, but extreme changes of temperature level might not benefit them. Something that the majority of plants cannot endure is gas heating. If you have a plant that likes warm conditions, do not put it near an a/c unit in the summertime.

5. Humidity
Some houseplants need a damp environment. One idea to make the most of the humidity is to put the pot inside a bigger pot and fill in the spaces with stones or garden compost to keep in the wetness. Organizing plants together frequently develop a microclimate that they will take advantage of. If you want, you can spray them with water one or two times a day depending upon the temperature level.

6. Re-potting
Some plants need re-potting for maximum development but there are others that frown at having their roots interrupted. Or their roots system might be little enough that they do not need re-potting. One way to check if your plant requires re-potting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to launch the plant and check its roots. If roots are all you see, then re-pot. In some cases, the roots will come out of the pot. You need to either cut them off or re-pot the plant.

Indoor plants not just contribute to the appeal of your decoration, but also offer much enjoyment to the indoor gardener.