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6 Care Tips for Indoor Plants

6 Care Tips for Indoor Plants

6 Care Tips for Indoor Plants

What are the best tips for taking care of indoor plants?

  1. Provide them with the right amount of water and sunlight they need
  2. Avoid moving the plants around your home
  3. Increase the humidity in the room
  4. Remove dust from plants
  5. Learn how to correctly fertilize your plants
  6. Prune the plants

Indoor plants have become increasingly popular over the years. They not only brighten up your home, but they also provide numerous health benefits such as purifying the air and reducing stress levels. However, keeping them healthy and thriving can be challenging, especially for those who are just starting out their journey as plant parents.

Fortunately, a few simple tips can help even the most inexperienced plant owner who thinks they have a black thumb. This blog post will delve into the best care tips for indoor plants.

Provide Them with the Right Amount of Water and Sunlight They Need

Improper watering is the number one cause of indoor plant damage. Many make the mistake of watering too much to the point that its root has already started rotting. So, it’s best to know and understand how often you should water all your plants. Good thing there is a way to do this on your own.

To determine when your plants need watering, you can check the moisture level of the soil by sticking your finger into it. If the soil is dry up to your second knuckle, it’s time to water your plants. Keep in mind that different types of plants have varying watering requirements, so it’s crucial to research the specific needs of your plant.

Aside from water, your indoor plants also need a little love from the sun. As a general rule for plantitos and plantitas, you should place your indoor plants in front of southern-facing windows. Place your low-light indoor plants, such as ZZ plants, Pothos, and Philodendrons at north-facing windows, while the medium-light plants should be in east-facing windows.

Avoid Moving the Plants Around Your Home

Moving your indoor plants around your home may seem like a good idea to give them a change of scenery. Sometimes, you might feel like moving them for aesthetic sake. However, it’s actually not a good idea to move your plants too much. Just like us, plants also adapt themselves to their surroundings, therefore it’s advised to not move them around your home a lot.

When you move them a lot, it can cause them stress and damage to their roots and leaves. That’s why it’s important to carefully choose the best location for your plants and keep them there as much as possible.

Increase the Humidity in the Room

Birds of Paradise

Indoor plants need enough humidity for them to grow and remain fresh, especially tropical plants like the Monstera Deliciosa and Birds of Paradise. You can increase the humidity in your house by using a humidifier. It provides enough moisture in the air and to your plants. So, place it close enough to them, but just make sure that it won’t make the flowers or foliage wet.

You can also go for a budget-friendly alternative to the humidifier. You may use a spray bottle with distilled water, and drizzle over your plants to provide the extra moisture they need.

Remove Dust from Plants

Almost all indoor plants look better with regular cleaning. As a plantito or a plantita, one of your duties is collecting dust on their leaves and washing them with a gentle shower. You can also use a soft-bristled brush if your plants have hairy leaves.

For indoor plants with smooth leaves, you can use a cloth to gently wipe away the dust that collects on leaves. Doing this doesn’t only improve their appearance, but it’ll help them soak up more light.

Learn How to Correctly Fertilize Your Plants

If you want your indoor plants to thrive and look their best, it’s important to give them the right nutrients. Correctly fertilizing your plants can make a world of difference in their growth and overall health. Not only will it encourage stronger roots and bigger blooms, but it can also help protect against pests and diseases.

So, why not make fertilizing your plants a part of your plant-parenting routine? With the right fertilizer and a little bit of know-how, your indoor plants will be thanking you in no time!

A balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer is suitable for most houseplants, as it contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are essential nutrients for their growth. But remember that all plants are not the same. For instance, flowering plants need a fertilizer high in potassium to promote their blooms, while foliage plants thrive with fertilizer or potting soil rich in nitrogen to encourage healthy leaf growth.

Cacti and succulents, on the other hand, require a special potting mix that drains water efficiently, as they are prone to root rot.

By providing your indoor plants with the right fertilizer, you can ensure that they will grow healthy and strong.

Prune the Plants

Prune the Plants

Keeping your indoor plants pruned is an essential part of their care routine. Not only does it help them maintain a neat and tidy appearance, but it can also encourage new growth and flowering.

Pruning your plants involves removing dead or yellowing leaves, cutting back overgrown branches, and shaping the plant as desired. Not to mention, it can also prevent pests and diseases from spreading.

So, grab a pair of shears and get to pruning! Your plants will thank you with a burst of fresh growth and renewed vigor. Plus, you’ll get the satisfaction of seeing your handiwork on full display.

Key Takeaway

Indoor plants can be a beautiful and refreshing addition to any home, but they do require some TLC (Tender, Love, and Care) to thrive. With a little bit of effort and some handy tips, you can keep your indoor plants healthy and happy for years to come!

By following these care tips for indoor plants, you can create an indoor garden that will brighten up your home. You may check out the rest of Unbeleafable’s recent blog posts for more tips and good reads! Got questions? Contact Unbeleafable here.

6 Care Tips for Indoor Plants
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