In our previous blogs, we have already talked a lot about the basic steps of gardening and how to choose the right indoor plant for your home. But a point we missed out on before was how to keep the plants alive and blooming for a long time. Most of the apartment dwellers complain that even after much care, the plants end up dying. It is really sad and heartbreaking to throw away your favorite plants one after another.
To keep your indoor plants happy and healthy for a longer span, follow these tips:
Let the Light In- Natural light is a necessity for the plants to stay healthy inside the house. The need for sunlight differs from plant to plant. So you have to do a little research about plant species regarding their sunlight requirements. Some plants need no natural light, some moderate and some pretty much of it. So plan it accordingly.
Know the Humidity Level- A proper humidity level is also important for the indoor plants. You need to assess the humidity level of your area and choose the plants accordingly. You can also add artificial moisture by placing gravels at the bottom of the pot and then putting it in a water dish. This maintains the required humidity level.
Watering- Plants need just the right amount of water- not more, not less. Over watering damages the roots of the plants and they start to rot. Similarly, under-watering can make them dry and dead. Hence, maintain a proper watering routine.
Fertilize and Maintain- Maintenance of the indoor plants is also important. Fertilizer are also needed in the initial phase to support the growth of plants. However, too much of it can be harmful and also attracts insects. Soluble fertilizers are best for the indoor plants.
Do Not Move it Around- Just like your pets, the indoor plants will also go into a state of shock if you move its home around the house way too much. When you find the right place for it, let it stay there for as long as you can. Plants customize themselves to suit the environment.
For keeping your plants healthy for a long time, you need to take good care of them just like you own kids. You do not necessarily need a green thumb to have a wonderful garden. Just plan it wisely and have your own beautiful garden.
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