Keeping a living thing like a plant alive in such a hostile environment as your house or apartment can seem impossible.
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If the only plant that has ever survived under your thumb is an artificial one, check out these growing tips for the horticulturally challenged and you’ll on your way to turning your home into a bonafide greenhouse.
Here’s how not to kill your houseplants:
Pick the Right Pot
Following that initial homecoming, there will come a time when you will need to repot your plant so that it can grow bigger and avoid issues like root rot. If your plant is wilting, it might need more space for its roots to spread out. You’ll probably need to repot it anyway, because often the container your plant comes in doesn’t have drainage holes, which give excess water an escape route. Make sure that water has someplace to run off to.
Know Your Potting Soil
Though most plants will do just fine in a potted plant soil mix, others—like succulents and orchids—require a special potting mix. Don’t use garden soil, which is intended to be mixed into existing soil in gardens outdoors.
Know Your Lighting Needs
Most houseplants will be happy in indirect sunlight, but note that some houseplants need more light than others. Always read the plant tag, or do research on your plant to learn its lighting needs. You’ve got to rotate them too. If you don’t, it can translate into either overgrowth on one side, causing the plant to topple over, or into a half-fried plant.
Overwatering is the main reason that houseplants die. For most plants, the soil should be moist but not soggy. The easiest way to tell if your plant needs water is to stick a finger an inch into the soil. If the soil feels dry, it’s time to water.
Don’t Underwater, Either
If you notice your plant’s leaves are drooping, or if the plant has completely wilted, it may be due to a lack of water. Also note that some planter materials are more prone to drying out than others—terra cotta, for example, is more porous than plastic and dries out quicker.
Groom Your Plants
Keep your plants looking their best by removing spent flowers and any yellowed leaves. Deadheading flowering houseplants will also encourage more blooms. Many plants, especially those with big, waxy leaves, are prone to collecting dust. Dust creates a filter between the sunlight and the leaf tissue, and that barrier keeps the leaf from effectively absorbing the sun’s rays. So be sure to gently wipe them down with a large, soft cloth.
Feed Your Plants
If a plant runs out of nutrients out in nature, it just grows its roots a little wider and finds new nutrients. When it’s in a pot, the plant will exhaust the nutrients and you’ll need to replenish them. Feed your houseplants by simply spraying H-G Plant Food on plant foliage and soil media every 7-14 days.
Keep your plants happy and well-nourished by feeding them H-G Plant-Food! H-G Plant Food has the nutrients your plants need to thrive. With care, patience, and H-G Plant Food your houseplants will be well on their way to:
- Increased yield
- Improved quality
- Improved mass
- Healthier soil
- Increased nutrient content
- Increased flowering
- Reduced stress