6 Easy Tips On How To Care For Your Plants
Many people worry a lot when it comes to caring for their plants. When
talking about house plants, there is no need to worry. There are just a few
things you need to consider.
A watering can is a
must-have in every garden. It is recommended that you purchase the one with a
narrow spout to ensure adequate watering. But that does not always apply, so the
finger test may come in handy. Insert your index finger up to the first joint
into the soil. If you feel that the soil is damp, don't water it. Otherwise,
With foliage plants, they always need to be high in
nitrogen. For flowering plants, on the other hand, K2O is needed. Fertilizers
such as the slow release ones can be mixed with the compost. However, some
plants like cacti and orchids need special feeds. Feed plants on the height of
their active growth.
Plants like Sanseveria and
Aspidistra require no shade. They can be placed away from a window. Spider
plants need semi-shade. You can put plants like these near a window that does or
does not get sunlight. Others need sun or no sun at all like
With houseplants, they can survive in
temperatures a little bit higher than 15 - 250 C or 55 - 750 F. But drastic
fluctuations of temperature may not be good for them.
Some houseplants require a humid environment. One tip to maximize
humidity is to put the pot inside a larger pot and fill in the gaps with stones
or compost to keep in the moisture. The compost will not dry out. Plants are
capable of creating their own climate if grouped together. This tip can also be
used for keeping the soil moist. If you want, you can spray them with water once
or twice a day depending on the day's temperature.
plants require repotting for optimum growth but some plants may not be suitable
for this idea. They would not want their roots to be disturbed or other plants'
root system is small. One way to check if your plant needs repotting is to turn
it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant and check its roots. If roots
are all you see, then repot.
You just need to have a little care for
your plants and in turn, you'll reap its benefits. You don't only have a garden
that can add to your house's beauty you can also learn how to respect and
nurture life in its varied forms.