I am not really good at taking care of plants. I have a bit of a black thumb. But I do manage to keep some plants alive in my house. This is how I do it:
Taking Care of Indoor Plants: Some Basic Rules
- Keep your indoor plants healthy and happy.
- Provide your indoor plants the right amount of water, light, and humidity.
- Keep your indoor plants clean!
- Fertilize consistently for optimal growth
To keep a healthy indoor plant, you’ll need to give it the right amount of water and light, provide good humidity, keep the plant clean and fertilize it consistently.
First, you’ll want to make sure your plant gets enough moisture. This is especially important if you live in a dry climate or if there is little natural light coming through your window.
To figure out when watering is needed, lift the pot and feel how heavy it feels. If it’s still light, then you don’t have to water yet. When the soil has dried out completely, take a small amount of water and soak the base of the plant until water runs out of each pot hole (if applicable).
Watering Indoor Plants
- Watering Indoor Plants:
It is important to water indoor plants, especially if you have a large collection of them. The best thing to do is water your plants once every week, or at least once every two weeks depending on how dry the air is and how much natural light they receive. If you have little or no sunlight in your home, then it’s best to water your plants more often than not. It’s also good practice to check the soil before watering because if there’s still moisture in it then you don’t have to waste water!
- How Much Water Do I Give My Plant?
It really depends on what type of plant you’re growing: cacti like less water while succulents prefer more frequent but light watering sessions; some flowers need their soil moistened daily while others can go between weeks without any additional care; herbs prefer regular light sprinkles throughout the day rather than one single heavy shower; etcetera…
Light for Indoor Plants
Light for Indoor Plants
Indoor plants need light to survive, but not all of them need the same amount of light. Some are adapted to low-light conditions, while others can only survive in a brightly lit space. The most important thing is that your indoor plant gets as much natural sunlight as possible. If you don’t have access to direct sunlight, invest in full spectrum grow lights or fluorescent bulbs with a color temperature of 5000K or higher. Always check the label on your bulbs before purchasing! Most houseplants thrive under artificial light sources between 8 and 16 hours per day.
Humidity for Indoor Plants
Humidity is an important factor in the care of indoor plants. Without humidity, your plant’s leaves will dry out, making it unable to photosynthesize and creating a condition known as “air-root.” The best way to increase the humidity around your plant is by using a humidifier or a “humidity tray.” A humditor can be bought or rented at just about any department store.
Humidity trays are easy to make—simply add stones on top of water in a shallow dish filled with pebbles (this creates more surface area for evaporation) and place your plant pot on top! If you don’t have any rocks lying around but still want to use this method, simply fill up some empty jars with water instead of real flowers.
Keeping Indoor Plants Clean
>How to keep indoor plants clean:
Keeping your indoor plants clean is not a difficult task. All you need to do is follow these simple steps:
- Water the plant thoroughly and allow it time for its roots to absorb the water before watering again.
- Wash the pot with warm soapy water when needed, but always be careful not to soak your plant in any liquid that may harm it or make its soil too wet or too dry (try not use any soap).
- Remove any dead leaves from the top layer of soil as they can harbor pests and diseases that could affect other parts of your houseplants’ health over time, especially if they’re touching other parts of their bodies together (for instance, removing dead leaves from nearby stems). You can also remove older ones by hand instead if necessary; however this should only happen rarely since doing so will weaken structural support which could lead onto more serious issues later on down road!
Fertilizing Indoor Plants
Fertilizing indoor plants is a step that you need to take once a month. You can either use organic or chemical fertilizer for this purpose. You should use the balanced fertilizer if you want to make your plant grow faster and healthier, otherwise, choose the one with nitrogen or phosphorous in it as they are both necessary for growth and development of your indoor plant.
The best ratio of 10:10:10 is given by this formula: Nitrogen: Phosphorous: Potassium (N-P-K). It means that there should be 1 unit Nitrogen, 2 units Phosphorous and 3 units Potassium per 10 gallons of water used while fertilizing indoor plants.
Taking care of your indoor plants takes some work but it will be worth it.
I promise that when you take care of your indoor plants, they will take care of you. You’ll be healthier, happier and have something beautiful and alive in your home.
But how do we begin?
To help get us started I’m going to share some tips on how to take care of your indoor plants.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “You have to give a little to get a little,” and that’s especially true when it comes to houseplants. I’m not suggesting you have to work hard at taking care of indoor plants, but you do need to put in some effort.