Indoor plants are common because they are relatively easy to care, have health benefits and can be used in a range of interior decoration subjects. Indoor plants are a good choice for those with limited garden area or for those who live in climates with extreme cold winters.
The most important components of indoor plant management include proper irrigation and lighting, but also humidity and temperatures. The trick is to imitate the atmosphere of the area from which the plant originated.
1. WATER YOUR PLANTS ACCORDINGLY
Overwatering is a common error, and now or should it wait until later, you would like to make sure that the plant really needs water.
Plants don’t like “wet feet,” a sympathetic word for days where their roots are completely soaked by a puddle. A weight test should be done for the most precise evaluation of a plant’s need for water. Take the plant and see the weight it carries; the lighter, the more a drink is essential. Unless otherwise noted, most houseplants will be more dry than wet.
One to two times a week watering cycle fits most plants, where you water the plant thoroughly but rarely. When watering, slowly and deliberately spill water on the surface before the water leaks out of the container drainage holes. This is your cue for stopping watering!
2. ENSURE PROPER SUNLIGHT
Each plant has various lighting needs, as with irrigation. Many plants need direct sunshine, but within a house it can be difficult. Putting a plant in a window may give sufficient light, but some plants need to be supplemented by a growing light.
In order to be photosynthesized, plants need sunshine. Light quality, length and intensity influence the growth of a plant. Avoid direct sunshine for the tomato. Instead, place them in a well-lit space with plenty of indirect illumination. For certain plants, fluorescent lighting may act as an alternative to sunlight.
Give 12-16 hours of light per day to flowering plants.
Give 14-16 hours of light a day to foliage plants
3. MAINTAIN THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE
During daytime, many house plants flourish between 65-75°C and 55-60°C at night. Naturally, the temperature preference varies from plant to plant with tropical plant temperatures of 90° (or above) and plant temperatures that thrive best at cooler temperatures.
Aim to keep the plant in a warm environment with some air circulation, and rotate its face!
Nearly every household has to tolerate a minimum temperature of 55oF. Maintain plants away in winter from the cold drafts. The warmer it gets, the better it is for the houseplants!
4. KEEP THE HUMIDITY HIGH
The majority of plants grow in high moisture – around 80%. Sadly, most homes are much drier, especially as forced heat can further reduce humidity in the winter.
The wilting, browned leaves and badly developed flower buds are indicators of low humidity in your garden. Grouping together the plants will help to increase moisture.
A humidifier can help, but moisture in the air close to your plants can be increased by other means. A small tray of water and stems can raise moisture locally, as plants can be grouped together more closely. Any day the plant leaves are misting can also help. For such plants like gardenias and orchids it can help to preserve them in a bathroom or kitchen (both with a higher moisture content usually).
One cheaper choice is to fill a tray of pebbles to buy a humidifier. Fill up the water under the caverns. Water will moisturize the room while the water evaporates.
You can also fill distilled water to the spray bottle and sprinkle the plants to give them additional moisture.
5. FERTILIZE THE SOIL
Any time a plant is leached from the soil with watered nutrients. And if this did not occur, plants would soon deplete the soil’s nutrients. In contrast to plants living outdoors, house plants do not regularly replenish nutrients until they are regularly replenished. (Newly bought greenhouse plants is highly fertilized and should wait a couple of weeks for a fertilizer regime.)
When plants flourish or develop once a month. Fertilice. Over the winter, fertilizers can be retained if plants fall asleep or usually don’t develop much.
Most plants flourish with equilibrated fertilizers from 10-10-10. Potting soil and fertilizers require nutrients to live for home plants. The plant is finally going to fail if you do not repot the plant or apply fresh soil nutrients. Nitrogen and Phosphorus are the first numbers, and potassium are the third numbers.
You should buy a high-potassium fertilizer if you have a flowering plant.
You must have a nutrient or potting soil rich in nitrogen if you have a foliage vine.
Plants must also be filled with micronutrients by applying potting soil or fertilizer to survive.
If a plant drops its lower leaves, has poor growth or has an overall yellow-green colour, more fertilizer could be needed. It may also need more or less water, so take some time before pouring more plant food in to analyze all conditions. When a plant does not require fertilizer, it can be worse than none.
6. PRUNE ANY DEAD BRANCHES OR STALKS
Some plants must have their roots cut at various times, so it is vital to know how often you can take your plant.. An untapped plant may develop out of reach and its roots outgrow its pot or vase. Prune the plant regularly so that it remains intact and does not have to be replanted.
Cut dead branches or stalks, which can attract bugs.
Take a 45° angle above the leaf node in order to facilitate the growth of a more solid plant.