Indoor plants nowadays be an essential part of every interior design. Greenery brightens up indoor spaces which have the quality to boost your moods.
Not all indoor plants require the same type of care, but these basic rules provide the general knowledge necessary for indoor gardening.
Choose Plants Based on Light in your Space
Moderate light is better for indoor plat, means not too much or too less
Figure out Your Plant Compatibility depends on your daily routine
If you are a busy person try with succulents (parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions), ZZ plants (accepts low-light conditions without throwing a fit. Its waxy, smooth leaves reflect sunlight and brighten rooms) or snake plants.
It’s better to use less water for plants than to overwater. Too much water can damage the root. Pour room temperature water directly on the soil around the base of the plant, because plants absorb water from their roots. The only exception here is Epiphytes, like air plants, who need water on their leaves as well.
Raise the Humidity Levels
Most tropical plants such as ferns (Ferns are plants that do not have flowers, similar to flowering plants, ferns have roots stems and leaves) and orchids prefer high humidity and bright to moderate indirect light. Mist these plants in between watering with room temperature water.
During winter, grouping similar plants together help to create a more humid climate. On the other hand, most desert plants, like cacti, prefer dry air and bright direct light with no shade at all. They definitely don’t need to be misted and don’t care for humidity like others.
A stable place for each plant
Keep your indoor plant’s home environment as stable as possible. Changes can stress plants out. Keep the temperature between 18-24 deg Celsius. Avoid placing your plants near radiators, A/C units, and forced-air vents, which can create hot or cold air which will dame the plants.
Too much fertilizer can damage your plants. Houseplants do not need too much fertilizer as often as outdoor plants do. If you do choose to fertilize your plant, it’s best to do so during the growing season (early spring to early fall) and follow less fertilizing. Better to dilute the fertilizer before using it.
Re-potting once in a while
Changing out your plant’s soil with a fresh potting mix. New plants should be repotted at some point and given fresh soil, as they are not meant to live in the plastic containers that they are usually sold in and are often overgrown, plus a new planter could really look good to see. Choose a planter only 1 to 3 inches larger than its current container. The idea is that to reduce overusing of the soil which may lead you to overwater. Keep it tight.
Let the Extra water drain
When you re-potting your plant whether it’s terracotta, ceramic, fiber or glass, make sure it has a hole at the bottom to drain the excess water. Put a tray underneath the pot to avoid water to flow on the floor.