Indoor plants: a guide to proper care

Plants not only contribute to the decoration of the house, but also provide us with oxygen and hydration. For a healthy and vibrant plant, it is necessary to comply with certain conditions for its care, based on its needs.

The care of indoor plants is special. Plant type, light, watering, and temperature are all factors to consider. If one factor is not present, is not enough, or is excessive, your plants may die.

Plants die, almost always, not from lack of care, but because we do not know their needs. A pleasant and comfortable environment for humans may not be the best environment for a plant.

The choice of plant species is important.

There are some types of indoor plants that need special environment and special care, while others thrive with minimal care.

When buying plants, it is important to know what environmental conditions are needed. Then, you will be able to decide if you can provide them with this environment.

All plants need sun.

Indoor plants with dark leaves and ferns need less sun. If they do not have enough sun they will begin to suffer immediately. Their leaves will turn yellow and their stems will grow unnaturally long. They will be depressed and lose their vitality.

For the above reasons, it is necessary observe how the plant reacts and adapts to the location. If it does not receive enough light you should carry it.

Watering indoor plants.

Excessive watering is another key element. The most common reason why indoor plants wither is excessive watering. The soil will show you if there is much or little water. It should be moist but not muddy or full of water.

You can water the plant from below. You do this by putting the pot inside in water for a few minutes. This way he will be able to get the amount he needs.
The best pots for indoor plants are clay pots. These are permeable and contribute to the growth of the plant. Nevertheless, plastic pots can also be used.
When the tray or dish under the pot has water, you should empty it. This water is too much and the plant does not need it. You can also fill these trays with stones so that water does not touch the plant.

Take care of the soil, roots, and leaves.

For transplanted and grafted plants, observe their growth well. You should avoid tight roots wrapped around the plant because they can not breathe.
When transplanting, it is good to replace the soil. Some plants need soil with specific characteristics or nutrients. So, you need to know the type of soil that your plant wants.
Keep the leaves cleanThis helps keep the plant healthy. The leaves of indoor plants easily collect dust. To clean them, rub them with a cloth which will be moistened with a few drops of glycerin. Glycerin prevents the accumulation of dust on the leaves and makes them glow.