The benefits of having houseplants are many. Besides, helping keep the oxygen supply in good amount, they are also capable of brightening every one’s mood in the house. The room has additional color, and the décor has a fresh touch. Now, to make these possible, the houseplants need proper care.
Each houseplant is unique, which may require different ways of caring. To be successful, you need to get as much information as you can about the plant that you have at home.
Learn The Plant
Doing a research is fun and educational. It is the first step in learning which specie your houseplant belongs to. Also, you should know the type of plant you have. The internet allows you access to such information, particularly about the ways to care for these houseplants.
Plants have different preferences. Some favor more water and high humidity; while others like dry soil and less light. It does not matter which plant is more ideal as long as you have accurate information on how to care for them, and you are able to provide what they just need.
The following can be helpful addition to your resources:
1. Sunlight. It is best if you understand the importance of the sun’s heat. Sunlight is crucial to photosynthesis. However, not all plants have similar sunlight needs. Hence, it is wise to know how much sunlight a particular plant needs. It is safe to infer, however, that most plants need sunlight during the day. And those indoors can use minimal sunlight.
2. Soil. There are many types of soil, one of the basic elements of planting. Soil is where plants get their nutrients such as water. It influences that overall health of the plant including the ideal color. The ideal soil is abundant in nutrients, and appropriate for houseplant. Therefore, it is advisable to have draining pot to drain away the excessive water.
3. Water. Some houseplant growers are having difficulty determining the right amount of water. Actually, just like sunlight, the need for water varies in plants. You have to find out about your houseplant’s needs. Now, if you are not too confident about your plant, it is safe to keep the soil moist, without overly saturating it.
If leaves start to fall, it may mean insufficient water had been given. On the other hand, if the leaves are wilted, it is a sign of over-saturation of water. If there are dry leaves clinging onto their stems, you had better pluck them. If there are signs of disease anywhere on the plant, it is best to remove such portion.
The pots should be large enough for the roots to grow. This helps keep the plant healthy and growing. For more information about the type of your houseplants, it is always helpful to do additional research on the web.
By Steve Habib
Author Steve Habib Resource: Steve Habib is an active gardener, author and researcher on the subject of growing and caring for a variety of plants. To get a free gift, see photos, read stories and learn more visit the Houseplant Care
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