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6 Simple Tips On How To Care For Your Plants

6 Simple Tips On How To Care For Your Plants

Lots of people worry a lot when it comes to caring for their plants. When speaking about house plants, there is no need to worry. There’s only a few things you need to think about.

1.  Watering

A watering can is a must-have in every garden. It is recommended that you buy the with a narrow spout to make positive adequate watering. But that does not always apply, so the finger check may come in handy. Insert your index finger up to the first joint in to the soil. In the event you feel that the soil is damp, don’t water it. Otherwise, do.

2.  Feeding

With foliage plants, they always need to be high in nitrogen. For flowering plants, on the other hand, K2O is necessary. Fertilizers such as the slow release ones can be mixed with the compost. However, some plants like cacti & orchids need special feeds. Feed plants on the height of their active growth.

3. Lighting

Plants like Sanseveria & Aspidistra need no shade. They can be placed away from a window. Spider plants need semi-shade. You can put plants like these near a window that does or does not get sunlight. Others need sun or no sun at all like cheeseplants.

4. Temperature

With houseplants, they can survive in temperatures a tiny bit higher than 15 – 250 C or 55 – 750 F. But extreme fluctuations of temperature may not be lovely for them.

5. Humidity

Some houseplants need a humid surroundings. tip to maximize humidity is to put the pot inside a bigger pot & fill in the gaps with stones or compost to keep in the moisture. The compost won’t dry out. Plants can generating their own climate if grouped together. This tip may even be used for keeping the soil damp. In the event you need, you can spray them with water one time or two times a day depending on the day’s temperature.

6. Repotting

Other plants need repotting for optimum growth but some plants may not be suitable for this idea. They would not need their roots to be disturbed or other plants’ root process is little. way to check if your plant needs repotting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant & check its roots. If roots are all you see, then repot.

You need to have to take care of your plants & in turn, you’ll reap its benefits. You don’t only have a garden that can add to your house’s beauty you can also learn how to respect & nurture life in its varied forms.

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Submitted by Larry Newman

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