Caring for indoor plants is an art that many of us have struggled with at one time or another. It can be difficult to get the soil just right, and it can sometimes seem like our plants are not getting enough light. These problems don’t need to exist! In this post you will find tips and tricks on how to care for your indoor plants so they grow strong and healthy.
How to care for indoor plants
As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to make sure that the plants you have in your indoor space are able to get both enough water and sufficient light. When selecting a plant for your desk, make sure that it is high enough so that its leaves won’t touch a desk lamp or monitor. If they do, it can cause the plant to burn and discolor.
One of the best ways to ensure that your indoor plants are getting enough water is by making sure you’re using a high quality planter pot . Low-quality pots often have holes at their bottom which will leak excess drainage over time. This results in soil drying out faster than expected as well as preventing roots from absorbing adequate amounts of nutrients.
A good tip for removing extra moisture from plant leaves without harming them would be to use paper towels or tissues instead of cloth towels because these materials don’t leave fibers behind on leaves like terrycloth does when used repeatedly.
This brings us into our next point about lighting – if your house isn’t very bright, consider adding more light to the room. When possible, avoid placing plants near windows that get direct sunlight so they don’t receive too much light during times where there is very little natural light inside of your home.
Keep the plant away from heating and cooling vents. Spritz leaves to increase humidity levels in winter months, if desired.
Tips and tricks on how to make your plants thrive
Indoor plants are a great way to make your living space more vibrant and alive. It’s important to keep in mind that no two plant species are the same, so you should research different types of plants before purchasing any. Make sure you choose plants that have similar light needs, water requirements, temperature tolerances, and other special needs the plant may have.
The first thing you’ll need to do is clean your home or office with an all-purpose cleaner to remove any dust or dirt build up on the leaves of your plant. This will help them stay fresher longer. Next, set up an arrangement you enjoy. Plants need sunlight for growth so consider placing them by a window facing south if possible, or alternatively use artificial lighting for at least half the day.
Make sure you understand the needs of your plant and research if they require special care such as a humid environment, wet soil or fertilized regularly to name a few; otherwise it’s likely that the leaves will drop off or turn yellow in color quickly. Most plants do best with moderate light and temperature conditions without extreme changes like sunlight or drafts that may burn the leaves.
Do not neglect your plants by forgetting to water them, or allowing their soil to dry out before watering again; this will lead to root rot and potentially kill the plant if left untreated long enough. Make sure you use a pot with appropriate drainage holes so excess water can drain away from the roots of your plant.
Lastly, if your plant requires more light you can simply move it closer to a window. If they require less sunlight or water, make sure you avoid direct sunlight and do not overwater the soil as too much moisture causes root rot. It is important that you care for indoor plants because having them around creates a livelier environment in which people and pets may enjoy.
When is it time to repot a houseplant or outdoor plant into a larger container or buy new ones altogether (or when do they outgrow their pots)?
The Pot Size Factor: A plant outgrows a pot when its roots reach the bottom of the pot. If it is still in a small pot, you can prune off some of the plant’s roots with sharp scissors to make more room for root growth. Alternatively you can repot into a larger pot that is also well drained, allowing water to flow through freely. This will insure that your favorite houseplant won’t drown from too much water in its soil! In most cases, this should happen between two and three years.