Adding indoor plants to the interior of your home can refresh it and enhance it overall. In addition to plants visually enhancing a room, they also boost the quality of the air inside. As long as you keep your plants happy, they’ll do the same for you. Providing indoor plants with sufficient levels of nutrients, oxygen, and water keeps them healthy and your home in an optimal condition. Indoor plants are more than just a colorful decoration in a home, they can improve and purify air quality and increase focus. That is why it is critical to ensure you care for your plants properly and place them in a suitable environment.
In this article, Cedar Grounds breaks down the three key ways to care for your indoor plants to ensure their health as well as yours.
1. Consistent Water
For potted indoor plants, you should keep the soil moist but not completely wet. If the soil becomes too wet, the roots of the plant can become damaged and hinder the plant from continuing to grow. In the worst-case scenario, over-watering a plant can cause it to die. Certain plants, especially those with thicker leaves, may require more watering than other plant variations. If any mold begins to grow on the surface of the potted plant soil, that’s indicative of overwatering. Succulents require longer periods of complete dryness than other plants in between watering.
2. Provide Adequate Sunlight
Indoor plants need adequate sunlight to ensure their health and allow them to undergo the photosynthesis process. Sunlight has a dramatic impact on the quality and lifespan of the plant and the way it grows. You should avoid placing your plant in a location with direct sunlight. Instead, place the plants in an area with an abundance of indirect sunlight. Some fluorescent lighting can work as an effective alternative to genuine sunlight for certain plant types. Flowering plants should have access to about 12-16 hours of light each day. Foliage plants require about 14-16 hours of light daily.
3. Fill Pot With Balanced Fertilizer
Most indoor houseplants thrive in a 10-10-10 balanced fertilizer. House plants require proper nutrients, including the right fertilizer, to survive properly. If the plant is not repotted and new fertilizer and nutrients are not added, the plants will likely die. With flowering plants, you should opt for fertilizer with high potassium. Foliage plants, however, require a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. Succulents require a certain type of potting mix designed to drain the water properly. These pots often need to have several holes to allow the water to drain well. This prevents extra moisture from being in the soil, which can damage the plants.
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