If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to grow houseplants, then this is the article for you. Most of us have tried to keep a houseplant or two alive at some point in our lives, and most of us have failed miserably. In fact, it’s not uncommon for someone to never try again after their first attempt. But don’t let that be you! With these simple steps, you’ll soon be growing an indoor garden like a pro!
1. Keep plants in their comfort zone.
The first step to growing houseplants is keeping them in their comfort zone. You can do this by measuring the temperature, light levels and humidity in your home using a thermometer, grow light bulb and hygrometer. Then you’ll be able to adjust these conditions to fit what each plant needs.
Plants need different temperatures depending on where they’re from. The ideal indoor temperature for most houseplants is between 60-75 degrees F (16-24 C). For tropical plants like orchids and ferns, it’s best to keep them around 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). In the wintertime when temperatures drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit indoors, some of your plants may go dormant until spring comes again. To revive them use supplemental lighting such as LED lights or fluorescent tubes during the day time hours until the daylight hours increase outside again after winter solstice on December 21st each year so that indoor lighting doesn’t have as much effect on your indoor environment.”
2. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Start by choosing a plant that you’re interested in. If you want to learn how to grow houseplants, start small with something like succulents or cacti. These plants are pretty simple and easy to care for, so they make great starter plants!
After you’ve picked out your plant, try different things. Make sure the soil is moist but not too wet (too much water can cause root rot). Water in the morning or evening instead of midday when it’s hot out — this will prevent leaves from burning up from too much sun exposure. Also keep an eye on humidity levels — if the air is dry outside then misting with water once per week should be enough for most plants (this is especially important for cacti). You might also want to try repotting your plant every few years as well as changing its location every once in awhile—that way it gets plenty of sunlight without burning up its leaves! Try new fertilizer types every few months (organic ones work best) until one sticks–this could take some time though so don’t give up hope right away 😉 Experimenting with different types of containers will also help keep things fresh: wood chips aren’t just good looking; they encourage roots systems which make good habitats for insects like bees 🙂
3. To water or not to water.
- How to water
Houseplants need to be watered regularly, but you can’t just pour water on them whenever you feel like it. You’ll have to pay attention to your plants’ needs and make sure that they’re getting enough moisture. Here’s how:
- Watering when it’s dry – When you notice that the soil near your plant is dry, it’s time to give it some more H2O! The best way is by placing the pot on an empty dish and running some lukewarm (not cold) water over the top of the dirt until it reaches about half an inch deep in there. Don’t let any of this overflow onto your floor as this will create problems later on down the road!
4. Know what your plants are telling you.
- Know what your plants are telling you.
- Learn the signs of over-watering, under-watering, over-fertilizing and under-fertilizing. You will learn how to tell if your plant is thirsty or hungry for nutrients. For example: wilting leaves mean a plant needs water; leggy stems mean your plant needs more light; brown leaf tips indicate either too much sun or not enough nitrogen in the soil (depending on climate).
5. Say no to bugs, yes to foliage maintenance!
You may be wondering if it’s worth investing in houseplants if they’re just going to die on you. The answer is yes, but only if you take care of them properly. If you don’t have a green thumb, or just want some tips for keeping your plants alive, here are five ways to make sure that happens:
- Keep your plants clean. As much as we love cuddling up next to a plant, it’s important not to let dirt build up around the leaves or roots. This can lead to mold and other problems which will eventually kill off your precious little friend.
- Keep your plants healthy by providing proper watering and sunlight conditions. People often think that houseplants need less light than outdoor ones—but that may not always be true! Check out this article for more information about how much sun different types of foliage need before deciding where they should live in your home environment (and whether they even belong there at all). Also keep an eye out for signs of disease like brown spots on leaves; this could indicate that there has been too little water provided lately so make sure those roots stay hydrated!
These five steps will help you take care of your houseplants so they thrive in your home!
- Be aware of your plant’s needs
- Know what your plants are telling you
- Watering your plants is important
- Keep plants in their comfort zone
- Don’t be afraid to experiment
So now that you know how to take care of your houseplants, you’re ready to get started! Remember, it’s not all about the watering. Plants need a lot more than just water and sunshine in order for them to thrive. They also need proper soil conditions, good air circulation around the root system (which means not over-potting) as well as light from a variety of angles. Once they have these things, they will reward you with beautiful flowers or lush foliage!