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3 Techniques To Keep Indoor Plants Healthy

Living with plants has been proven to boost your mood, increase productivity, and purify the air around you. Plants can make you feel happier and healthier. But as much as plants improve our lives, they can also be quite delicate.

Keeping them healthy can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a green thumb. These three techniques help keep your indoor plants healthy and looking their best.

Get To Know Your Plants

The first step to keeping your plants healthy is understanding their basic needs. Different plants have different requirements regarding light, water, and soil type. Once you know what your plant needs, you can better take care of it.

Understanding different plants’ needs can be tricky. The United States Department of Agriculture’s plant hardiness zone map is a good resource to consult. This map can help you determine which plants best suit your area based on the average minimum temperature.

Additionally, the Old Farmer’s Almanac and Plant Care Today offer general guidelines for taking care of different types of plants. These websites can help you understand a plant’s basic needs and tips for keeping it healthy.

Give Them the Right Amount of Water

One common mistake you’ll see when taking care of plants is that people might overwater them. Overwatering can lead to root rot, which might end up killing the plant. Always check the soil before watering your plants. If it’s already moist, there’s no need to water the plant again.

Suppose the soil is dry; water the plant until the soil is saturated, and water begins to run out of the pot’s drainage holes. Then, empty the saucer under the pot to prevent the roots from sitting in water, leading to root rot.

In general, most plants need watering once a week. However, this can vary depending on the plant, pot size, type of soil, and your home’s temperature. Be sure to consult care guides or ask a nursery worker how often to water your particular plant.

Give Them the Proper Nutrients

Just like people, plants need food to stay healthy. Using fertilizer is the best way to ensure your plants get the nutrients they need. Indoor plant fertilizer comes in many forms, such as granules, liquids, and spikes.

When using granules or spikes, be sure to follow the directions on the package carefully. It’s easy to overdo it with these forms of fertilizer, which can damage your plants. When using liquid fertilizer, mix it at half the strength recommended on the package.

It’s best to fertilize your plants every two to four weeks. However, this can vary depending on the plant and the fertilizer you use. Be sure to consult care guides or ask a nursery worker how often to fertilize your particular plant.

These are just a few things you can do to keep your plants healthy. Following these tips ensures that your plants will thrive and add beauty and life to your home for years.

Make sure to research and consult care guides to figure out what will work best for you and your plants. You can create a healthy and beautiful space perfect for you and your plants with little effort.

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