Indoor plants are great for creating a more welcoming room in your house. Houseplant care is the act of growing houseplants and ensuring they have the necessary conditions for survival and continuing growth. Taking care of plants can be tricky. This includes providing the soil with sufficient nutrients; correct lighting conditions, air circulation, and adding the right amount of water. You need to consider multiple variables, such as lighting and watering.
Houseplant care is the act of growing houseplants and ensuring they have the necessary conditions for survival and continuing growth.
Watering houseplants on a regular basis are necessary for the plant to remain healthy and thrive. If you’re a new plant parent, all of the care that goes into keeping your houseplants happy can feel a little overwhelming at first. However, most of your plants won’t need constant attention to stay healthy. They should not, however, be watered on a scheduled basis, because different plant species need different amounts of water and sunlight so it is important to know the specifics for the particular plants that are being grown. All houseplants have slightly different watering requirements, depending on how they’re grown and changes in plant growth through the seasons. It’s best to water on an as-needed basis rather than by a set calendar schedule. Not only does this improve your plant’s appearance, but it’ll actually help it to soak up more light.
Like watering, there’s not an easy rule to know how much to fertilize: It depends on the plant’s growth rate and age, and the time of year. You can prune any time of the year, but fall is a natural time to break out your pruning scissors after a summer of growth. The main reasons for pruning houseplants are to make them look better and keep them from getting too large.
Most plants need a container with drainage holes, so water doesn’t stand around their roots and cause rotting. If you keep a saucer underneath your plants to catch drips, empty it after watering. Remove and destroy diseased houseplants or affected leaves or stems as they develop to prevent the spread of the disease. Some diseases spread by insects, so keeping the insect population in check helps prevent these problems.
Houseplants sometimes also need to be cleaned of dust and greasy films that collect on the leaves when they are indoors. Almost all houseplants look better with regular cleaning. Dust collects on leaves, so wash them with a gentle shower of room-temperature water or dust them with a soft brush if the plants have hairy leaves (which can hold onto moisture and encourage disease). Dusty, grimy leaves can inhibit growth. Many houseplants are easy to grow, but they must be given appropriate care in order to thrive.