Indoor Gardening Tips for Thriving Houseplants

INDOOR GARDENING TIPS FOR THRIVING HOUSEPLANTS

Indoor plants require little attention and affection from the parent’s end. The only way you can show that is by providing them with all the necessary elements to stay alive. We have a few tips to keep your indoor plants healthy and happy. From knowing when and how often to water to provide just the right amount of sunlight, we will ensure that your plants survive and thrive.

HUMIDITY

Since most homes are relatively dry, humidity can be challenging to handle – especially during winters. Consider the following steps for humidity;

  • Form a support group by grouping your houseplants to cope with the low humidity, particularly in the winters
  • Keep your houseplants in kitchens and bathrooms where humidity is higher
  • Combat indoor dryness by occasionally turning the humidifier on near your plants for effective outcomes
  • Get succulents and cacti as indoor plants because they tolerate low levels of humidity.

 

FERTILIZER

You will find plenty of the plants that respond well to feeding, but do ensure to follow the instructions that come with whichever fertilizer you buy.

  • Excess of fertilizer can be detrimental to your plant’s health. Just be sure you’re not fertilizing more than you should
  • Though fertilizers with a higher nitrogen ratio promote better growth, a balanced fertilizer works the best always for indoor plants.
  • Use fertilizer with more phosphorous for flowering the plants

PESTS

Pests are a real pain. They start appearing when you bring the outdoor plants inside for winter or buy a new plant. Here is what you can do;

  • Push a clove of garlic into the soil to keep the bugs away. 
  • Small flies appear around your houseplants; they do not mean any harm to the plants nor humans in their adult form; however, the larvae damage the young roots. Let the soil dry out a bit to discourage the flies from calling houseplants home.

The essential elements, such as watering your plants and providing them with the right amount of sunlight, are crucial. Still, other factors like humidity and pesticides must be looked into to ensure your plant is healthy and happy.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us; we would love to help you!