Must Know Indoor Houseplants Care Tips

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin

Their lush green goodness energizes our environs, their bright colors spread vibrancy, and their presence is a perfect stress buster. Houseplants apart from providing us with a fresh air flow, enhance the feel-good factor of our homes. However, it is observed that one moment they’re happy as Larry and the other moment, they are drooping leaves in their weariness. We all know you never wanted this for your plants, however, there’s not one but plenty of reasons that add up to distress in them. while you’re left scratching your head, there are few healthy hacks that can get rid of the pests, yellow leaves, and reduce the building stress and bring them back to life again.


Indoor Houseplants Care Tips


If you think you have to go back to basics and begin with your gardening hobby all over again, well, the following indoor houseplants care tips can help you graduate in gardening right away!

1.Know Your Plant

Every houseplant requires food, water, and sunlight. However, it is the amount that matters. For example, Cacti require bright light and dry soil whereas Aralias plants prefer partial shade, a sheltered location, and well-drained soil. So, the first and foremost job of yours is to get to know your plant and be friends with it by providing it with what it needs the most.

Know Your Plants Requirement

2.Find The Light

The basics of providing plants with lightning indoors are understanding which one prefers like a full or partial sun, direct or indirect sunlight and along with it, knowing your windows as a south-facing window will allow bright light to sweep in, on the other hand, an overhead window will allow medium sunlight.

Find The Light for Plant

3.Don’t Drown Your Plants, Make Them Hold Water Longer

Excess of anything is harmful! The same is followed when it comes to watering your plants. Begin by frequently water them throughout the day or tuck a damp sponge into the bottom of the pot before filling the pot with soil. It will keep the soil moist for longer and will act as a water reservoir.

Dont Drown Your Plants, Make Them Hold Water Longer

4.But First, Tea

Just like you need a cuppa to relax and revive again! Similarly, they require their energy drink to revitalize. Substitute brewed tea when watering or work wet tea leaves into the soil to give the plants a newfangled look.

Watering the Plant

5.Drizzle Some Humidity

Brown leaves are a great sign that the air around your houseplant is dry. Spritzing the foliage with water no cooler than room temperature is a good way to provide moisture. You can also use the gravel-water filled saucers or add a humidifier to increase the humidity for houseplants. Never mist them while they are exposed to full sun.

Drizzle Some Humidity to Plant

6.Never, Ever Drain Vegetable Stock Or Egg Water

Hydrate your plants with a nutrient-filled liquid and nurture them naturally. The water obtained from boiling eggs and vegetables has the power to rejuvenate the plants and liven them up again.

Give Boiling Eggs and vegetables Water

7.Turn The Yellow Into Green

A spoon of mayonnaise can sparkle a plant with much-needed lustre. Wipe the dull, worn out looking leaves with a cloth soaked in a mixture of warm water and milk or go for spoonful mayonnaise and add a shiny gloss to your plants. Avoid wiping it with a duster as it can transfer pests and insect eggs from one plant to another.

Worn Out Yellow Leaves

8.Prevent Pest Attacks

A small pest can harm your houseplant by laying eggs on it and further reaching out to other plants. For a healthy houseplant maintenance, they can be fertilized one of two ways. The first is through water, the other is through slow release fertilizer. However, you can save them by using a balanced liquid fertilizer or even spray Neem oil spray.

Prevent Pest Attacks on Plants

9.Know When To Repot

Petite-sized leaves are a sign that you need to either trim the stem or leaf cuttings and propagate it to another pot or arrange a bigger pot for your plant. Soil drying out quickly, roots growing through the drainage holes are great ways to find out that your plant is ready to go into a bigger pot.

Know When To Repot the Plants

10.Other Gardening Secrets

While gardening there are no mistakes, there are only experiments. And following quick tricks can uplift the spirits of you and your plant.

  • Regularly prune your plants to stop them becoming 'leggy'. Once they've lost the foliage on their lower branches, it's very difficult to get it to return.
  • Water them with ice cubes, the slow release of water will keep your plant hydrated and will help you avoid the accidental gushing of water.
  • Sing your plant a song and watch it, groove to the tunes of love and affection.
  • Keep them clean with a damp sponge or cloth, a brush or by spraying regularly.
  • If you’re going on a vacation, make sure you have planned wisely for their well being.
  • Always remember, all gardeners know better than other gardeners, so, if you have a friend who loves gardening too, there’s no harm in gaining some gardening-knowledge from them.

Other Gardening Secrets

Plants are gentle like us and need a continuous supply of love and care so as to keep blooming happily. And, if you wish to keep your potted friend happy and alive, follow these tips and keep looking for the warning signs now and then.

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