5 Brilliant ideas to take care of your indoor plants

Love to have plants at your home?? Here are the 5 effective ideas you can follow and take care of your plants at home and feel the nature in your surroundings.

1. Maintain the water consistency

For potted plants at home, we are confused often that when and how much water is required by the plants. So a very effective tip is to check the soil up to 1 inch. Is it dry? 

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  • If it is dry or small cracks appear on the surface of the soil then it is the right time to water the plant. Next check its leaves, if they are dwindling or pale in color then the plant requires more water than usual.
  • If water is standing out on the surface then dump it out as standing water can destroy/kill your plant. 
  • Always use the water at room temperature. If you use the hot water it will dismantle the roots or if you use cold water it will cause the abeyance in your plant that will affect the future vegetation of the plant.
  • You can buy the moisture meter from the market and maintain the required moisture. 
  • Use the pot that can cater to the good drainage to the plant. You can use the pot with holes or the ceramic or clay pots. As the plastic pots have poor drainage capacity which allows the water to stand out that will ultimately destroy the plant.

2. Appropriate Fertilization

Generally, indoor plants don't require much fertilization. So if you don’t have an idea which fertilizer should be used or unsure about the quantity so it's better that don't use the fertilizer. 

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Here are some commonly used tips for fertilizer and potting soil:
  • Use potassium-rich fertilizer for flowering plants (rose, poppy, daffodil, etc).
  • Use nitrogen-rich soil for foliage plants (herbs, ferns, coleus, dusty miller, elephant ears, etc).

3. Find the right spot

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Stable your plant according to the sunlight required by your plant. For ex. Foliage plants require 14-16 hours of light in a day and flowering plants require 12-16 hours of light in a day. Some plants are good low light plants that don’t require direct light for long ( Snake plant, spider or lucky bamboo plant), you can place them in your bathroom. 
Don’t change the spot of your plant regularly. Changes in temperature can affect the plant’s growth.

4. Maintain the humidity

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Some plants like cacti can grow in dry air but flowering and foliage plants require a good humid level. You can use a humidifier or just place the pebbles at the bottom of the plant and add water below them so that when water evaporates it will provide humidity to the plant. You can also provide extra moisture by using a spray of distilled water.

5. Trim regularly

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Similarly, when you trim your hairs when you have split ends, cut the dead ends of your plant. Dead or yellow leaves restrict the growth of the plant and insects eat them. Or, if your plant has uncontrolled growth so prune it. Always cut the plant at an angle of 45 degrees. Trimming at certain intervals helps to grow it again.

These tips will surely help you to take better care of your plants. Another key point is to know your plant well, research about the suitable condition in which your plant can grow better. Try to replicate the environment of its habitat. 
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