Plant Care Tips 101: How to Keep Your Plants Healthy
Plants enhance our creativity, improves our mood and even give us the number of oxygen levels that we need. In this article, it is our main goal to help you keep your plants live long, healthy, and prosperous lives!
To all the plant-lovers out there, we know that one thing that can break your heart is seeing your beautiful plant turning to be yellow or one that droops wearily. As they always say, prevention is better than cure. Our plants need to be well-taken care of to live long. It is not an easy thing to do. There are a lot of things that you should consider so continue scrolling to find out our plant care tips.
First of all, make sure that when you buy a plant, it has to have a healthy start. Check the quality of the plant by looking for yellow leaves, brown edges, drooping stems, and some unwanted guests. If you do not see any of those, you can assume that your plant has a long, long way to go with the right care.
Tip #1: Repotting
Now, what do you do next after buying the plant? Keep in mind that it is important to transfer your new plant to its new home as soon as you can. It gives the roots more room to settle and adjust, allowing the plant to freely grow. You should also be careful about the type of soil that you are using. For instance, some flowers need more minerals to grow than other plants and it requires a special type of soil for that specific plant. If you’re uncertain about what type of soil you should use, it’s always best to ask a plant expert.
Remember that plants have different ways on how they need to be repotted. If you’re going to repot, choose a pot that is at least 1.5 times bigger than the current pot. Handle it with care while you are transferring and firmly embed its roots in the soil. You wouldn’t want to break them off.
Tip #2: Water your plants
As basic as this may sound, water is the most important requirement to keep your plant healthy. Although, it is quite challenging to identify how much water a plant needs, you can always take a good look at it. If a plant shows yellow leaves, it means that it is often too wet while brown edges would indicate that the plant is getting too little water, hence, the leaves are dying out. Every plant is diverse and has its watering requirements. It is also vital to bear in mind that during the summer or humid season, plants need more water as well as young plants.
Tip #3: Spray some treats
Having an indoor plant is now a common thing. We should be cautious and attentive with some layers of dust that fall on its leaves. It would be harder for them to release oxygen and it will make them vulnerable to damage and unattractive to look at.
Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth once a week and spray some misting regularly. It would remind them of a tropical environment.
Tip #4: Give your plant some fertilizer
To maintain your plant’s overall health, you can also help them by giving it some “food” so it can grow vigorously. Some people may have overlooked the importance of fertilizing plants but it is essential so they can receive enough nutrients. Before you purchase a fertilizer, always confirm which one would best benefit your plant. However, take note that having too much fertilizer can do more harm than good. Feed your plant moderately.
Aside from that, never place your plant where it will not be hit directly by the sunlight. What it needs is a constant and stable temperature. Some plants can tolerate the heat but ensure that your plant is getting enough water. In addition, avoid placing the pot with absolutely no light at all as all plants would also need a moderate amount of sunlight.
Tip #5: Keep your pet away
If you’re new to plant parenthood and you have little fur babies roaming around your house, let this be a reminder to keep your plants off their sights. There are tons of reasons why. For one, your pet might eat your plant which would be in the history of plant tragedies. Kidding aside, it is also for the safety of your fur babies. Some plants may be poisonous to animals.
Tip #6: Know about your plant
Take the time to figure out and learn more about the needs of your plants. Whether it is indoor, hanging outdoor baskets, or garden plants, it is good to know the type of plant that you are taking care of. Some of the things that you need to know is the amount of sun it likes or if it needs to be watered every day. Knowing your plant will give you a high rate of success in having the best results.
By following these tips, we hope that your plants will live long and prosperous lives. Although some plants can still sicken or die, remember that some things are out of our control and do not despair because you can always start fresh.
If you are planning to buy a plant, remember that it is a skill that you have to learn. It takes patience, attentiveness, and passion for plants.
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