TIPS FOR STRONG AND HEALTHY GROWTH
Indoor plants add colors to your life. They make your home beautiful and also improve the quality of air inside of your house. Today it became a fashion or a trend to grow flowers or other beautiful plants indoors. But many people do not know how to take care of them, just buying a plant form the market and place it near the window is not everything. Today we will increase your knowledge of indoor growing. Below written tips will help you to grow plants healthy and beautifully without many efforts.
Read below to know how to save your indoor planting.
The first step is indoor plant care selection:
You need to consider three things while choosing a plant for your house. The first to be considered is how much space you have for the plant of your choice, where you are going to put it. Do you have space in your house where it can get direct sunlight for hours? Or you have space with medium or less sunlight.
Next is which type of plant you like means you like to grow the flowering plant or any other type of plants who only have green leaves, not flowers. Some plants are seasonal while others will bloom throughout the year.
The third one is how much time do you have to give your plant. Some plants really need extra care they are sensitive to sudden changes while other grow their own, they do not need much attention.
WATER AND DEHYDRATION:
This section covers all your queries related to watering the plants.
For a healthy growth the soil must be well watered to get moist, but not wet. Wet soil damages the roots or in some cases, we observe the death of plant due to wet soil conditions. To know your plants need water or not check the following.
- Check the soil: If you see the crack in the potting soil or soil changes its color and look dried this shows your plant needs water. Another way to check the moisture in the soil is to insert the finger deep into the soil and check for moist soil. It is better to use hand-held moisture meter the check the moisture of soil in case of large plants.
- Check weight: Lift your plant with the pot and check the weight on weight scale note down the readings do this after watering. After you this process few times you will be able to feel the difference in weight just lifting with your hands.
DEHYDRATED PLANTS: It is important to keep your plants hydrated to protect them from getting destroyed. Dehydration is a serious condition for indoor plants whenever you see that potting soil is pulling away for the edges by the air, this means your plant is in need of water.
Some quick sign that shows dehydration:
- You will observe the slow growth of leaves or curled leaves at the edges.
- Semi-transparent leaves
- Early dropping of flowers
- Shrink flowers or leaves
- Light brown or yellow color leaves.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY OF WATERING?
Normally people just the mug of water into the roots or in the flower pot but this not a right way of watering. Plants need to be watered from tip to toe means from top left to bottom roots. Use a spray bottle to water plant from top. Choose a pot with a drainage holes at the bottom which are there to drain the excess of water and to protect the plant from overwatering. Do not give water to your pant daily but yes you can give some nice sprays to the top sections. For a plant, safety learns about your plant and its water needs before buying.
QUALITY OF WATER FOR INDOOR PLANT CARE: Normal tap water is good for almost every type of pant. If you water have chlorine content in it do not worry it will be fine to use for watering the plants. One should avoid the use softened water as there are many essential minerals in this type of water which are required for plant growth. So our suggestion is to use normal tap water only but remember plants love rainwater.
LINK BETWEEN OVER WATERING AND DRAINAGE SYSTEM:
Never ever do over watering this can kills the root of your plant. Excessive water destroys the plant from inside which we cannot see when it just starts. But there are few signs of overwatering which you should take care of them.
- Fungus on the surface of the soil, whenever you see the soil turns into green color or there is something present on the surface of oil which is again green or yellow in color. This shows over watering signs.
- Stinky roots
- You will see standing water in the bottom
- Sticky leaves or stems
If you do not have enough time for your plant you can buy an automatic or self-watering system for your greens.
DRAINAGE SYSTEM: This is essential for each and every plant to grow without problems. Today we have pots with small holes at the bottom which are there to drain the excess of water. They prevent a plant from standing in the water which can cause the death of your flower plant. There are many types of drainage systems available for the plant according to their size.
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Different type of pants need light for certain hours. Household plants cannot get direct sunlight for many hours so it is the best idea to use artificial grow lights. LED Grow lights are popular lights used for household or indoor plant growth. They are effectively used in many greenhouse projects.
FERTILIZERS AND THEIR TYPES:
Fertilizers are important for plants, especially for household plants because household plants do not get a regular supply of nourishing soil. They have to spend their whole life into a pot with the same soil but by the passing time, the quality of soil gets reduced. To make the soil forever best for plants we use fertilizers to fertilize the plant and soil. Fertilize your plant once each month but do not do over. Otherwise, you will end with nothing In hand just a damaged plant. So use fertilizers carefully.
Types of fertilizers and which is best for my plant: We advise you to go for organic fertilizers only as they are harmless to plants they only contain organic and natural substances. While other types of fertilizers which we called synthetic once only contains laboratory developed chemical which is harmful and can burn your plant if accidentally used in excessive amount.
Plants that need low light generally do not need high dosage fertilizers but those needs bright light for hours demand more fertilizers. To start using only limited quantity, lower than recommended quantity in order to check the behaviour of your plant. If everything goes well than you can increase the amount slowly but do not exceed the recommended amount.
We hope we cover all important question regarding household planting but if we missed out something please feel free to contact us.