Knowing how to take care of your house plants is part of taking care of you house and adds beauty to it.
Plants are also said to be the beauty of nature. People who are gardening also worry about their house plants. But you shan’t worry if you take some simple care of your house plants.
Of course, you have to water the plants but don’t do it excessively because it will kill your houseplants. If your soil looks dry before watering it you should test with your finger. Put your finger up to the first joint into the soil. If your finger gets wet, you don’t have to water it. This is one way to solve this problem.
A high degree of nitrogen is usually needed for the leafage plants and K2O is needed for the flower growing plants. In these cases, an optimum amount of fertilizers can be mixed up with the compost. For the plants, which are used for the architectural beauty such Cactus, Orchid need special fertilizers. All plants should be fertilized during their most active growth period.
Sufficient light is needed for well growth. Some plants don’t require light on the other hand some will die soon for the lack of sunlight. Senseveria (mostly grown in tropical and subtropical regions) and Aspidistra does not need sun. Then can be placed away from your front door. Cleome needs shady places and doesn’t change whether getting sun or not. It is important to check the label and read the manual before purchasing the plants.
Temperature plays a vital role for houseplants. Most house plants can be well grown in cool or slightly warm places. Heat produced by gas impedes the plant’s survival. Plants which have compatibility to grow in the warm condition, you shouldn’t place them beside your air conditioner in the summer.
Some types need a moist condition. The trick is putting the pot into a larger one and filling it up with stone like compounds or compost to maintain moisture. It will better if you make the similar plant groups to maintain the humidity level. A daily spraying or misting (not more than twice) can also produce better results.
When the roots are well grown they will need more space. In this case, you have to replace the pot with a larger one. Some plants don’t need changing due their root system being so small. Sometimes root are seen getting out of the pot you can either replace the pot or cut off the roots.
The bottom line is you don’t have worry so much about your house decorating plants if you follow these simple procedures.
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