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How to take care of indoor plants in 5 easy steps

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It has been shown that plants grow faster with 80-90% humidity. To achieve this effect at home, place balls of wet clay at the bottom of your plant’s pot: the water evaporates and generates the right amount of humidity for the plant.
Taking care of indoor plants is not always an easy task. Light, water, soil and room temperature play an essential role in the growth of a plant. Learning how to manage all of these elements is the first step in keeping healthy and beautiful plants in your home. In this article we will look at five mistakes to avoid when caring for indoor plants.

5 Steps for Taking Care of Indoor Plants

  • Light
NO: putting plants in direct sunlight, especially during the sunniest hours of the day.
YES: placing plants in the sunniest part of the house, for example near east facing windows. And if your apartment isn’t particularly bright, don’t worry: artificial lighting with LED lamps will allow your plants to receive the right amount of light indoors.

  • Watering
NO: watering your plants too often or watering with cold or tap water.
YES: watering your plants with tepid water, remembering to allow tap water to sit in the open air overnight allowing disinfectants in the water to evaporate. To best take care of indoor plants wait until the soil is dry before watering; this way you avoid water build up at the bottom of the pot.

  • Temperature
NO: place your plant in an environment below 15°.
YES: maintain a temperate environment. This means that your house should have a temperature more or less of 20-22 degrees. It has been shown that plants grow faster with 80-90% humidity. To achieve this effect at home, place balls of wet clay at the bottom of your plant’s pot: the water evaporates and generates the right amount of humidity for the plant.

  • Soil
NO: picking a generic soil, every plant has its unique needs.
YES: take care to choose a specific soil. The most common house plants come from tropical environments and therefore require special soil with particular organic and inorganic qualities. Herbs need very draining soils, and vegetables require soil with particular organic qualities. Carefully choose the soil that is best for meeting your plant’s needs!

  • Placement
NO: putting your plant where it has the most aesthetic impact in the house.
YES: take your plant’s needs into consideration before your own in this case. Taking care of plants indoors means always choosing the best place for growth in respect to light, humidity and temperature. Remember also that moving the plant around can cause damage to leaves and flowers.
How to take care of indoor plants in 5 easy steps
Once in a while give your plants a shower!
A few simple steps for best tips in indoor growing. At this point all you have to decide is which plant is best for you: follow this link to choose amongst the most popular indoor plants.
Banner photo © Draad en Spijker

OUR TIP

It has been shown that plants grow faster with 80-90% humidity. To achieve this effect at home, place balls of wet clay at the bottom of your plant’s pot: the water evaporates and generates the right amount of humidity for the plant.
Taking care of indoor plants is not always an easy task. Light, water, soil and room temperature play an essential role in the growth of a plant. Learning how to manage all of these elements is the first step in keeping healthy and beautiful plants in your home. In this article we will look at five mistakes to avoid when caring for indoor plants.

5 Steps for Taking Care of Indoor Plants

  • Light
NO: putting plants in direct sunlight, especially during the sunniest hours of the day.
YES: placing plants in the sunniest part of the house, for example near east facing windows. And if your apartment isn’t particularly bright, don’t worry: artificial lighting with LED lamps will allow your plants to receive the right amount of light indoors.

  • Watering
NO: watering your plants too often or watering with cold or tap water.
YES: watering your plants with tepid water, remembering to allow tap water to sit in the open air overnight allowing disinfectants in the water to evaporate. To best take care of indoor plants wait until the soil is dry before watering; this way you avoid water build up at the bottom of the pot.

  • Temperature
NO: place your plant in an environment below 15°.
YES: maintain a temperate environment. This means that your house should have a temperature more or less of 20-22 degrees. It has been shown that plants grow faster with 80-90% humidity. To achieve this effect at home, place balls of wet clay at the bottom of your plant’s pot: the water evaporates and generates the right amount of humidity for the plant.

  • Soil
NO: picking a generic soil, every plant has its unique needs.
YES: take care to choose a specific soil. The most common house plants come from tropical environments and therefore require special soil with particular organic and inorganic qualities. Herbs need very draining soils, and vegetables require soil with particular organic qualities. Carefully choose the soil that is best for meeting your plant’s needs!

  • Placement
NO: putting your plant where it has the most aesthetic impact in the house.
YES: take your plant’s needs into consideration before your own in this case. Taking care of plants indoors means always choosing the best place for growth in respect to light, humidity and temperature. Remember also that moving the plant around can cause damage to leaves and flowers.
How to take care of indoor plants in 5 easy steps
Once in a while give your plants a shower!
A few simple steps for best tips in indoor growing. At this point all you have to decide is which plant is best for you: follow this link to choose amongst the most popular indoor plants.
Banner photo © Draad en Spijker