House Plant Care Guide
Having house plants is a great way to bring a touch of the outdoors into your home. They provide a pop of color and breath of fresh air. Oftentimes, people have trouble keeping their indoor house plants thriving.
We’ve put together this handy guide to help keep your plants looking beautiful and well:
- Watering: Many times, people feel the need to water their plants each day, when in fact this may not always be the case. The soil should be moist, but not wet. Too much water can actually damage the plant’s roots. Be sure your pot has proper drainage too to avoid the roots sitting in water for too long. Water should be room temperature to avoid shocking your plant.
- Location: Location is key! While each plant’s sunlight requirements may differ, you should typically avoid direct sunlight. A well-lit room is ideal. It is important to keep your plants away from any drafts or streams of cold air. Once you’ve found the ideal location for your plant, try not to move it around too much. Rotating the pot every once in a while is recommended!
- Fertilize: All plants need nutrients in order to thrive. Each plant has different requirements so be sure to research their unique needs and find the proper fertilizer to suit. Follow the directions on how frequently to fertilize to keep your plant happy and healthy!
- Prune or Re-pot When Needed: To keep your plants growing and thriving, it’s important to pay attention to how they’re growing. If you want to keep your plant more scaled back, be sure to prune it and remove any dead leaves or flowers. If you’d like to keep your plants growing larger, be sure to re-pot to an appropriate site pot when needed.
- Air Circulation: Still air can have an adverse effect on your plants. If possible, keep the air flowing on a regular basis by turning on a fan or cracking a window to let some fresh air in.
Do you have any tips for caring for indoor plants? We’d love to hear them!