If you set up an indoor garden, and leave it unattended, your indoor spaces are going to look unappealing. If you never have the time to maintain your indoor plants, you will see them drying up, growing undernourished, or overgrowing when not trimmed on time. If you lead a busy life, choose plants that require very little maintenance.
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This article is a guide to maintaining your indoor plants.
Watering Your Indoor Plants
You are wrong if you think pouring water in plenty into a plant pot will help the plant’s growth. Water your plants enough but not in excess. Check the soil moisture and if it is moist enough, you need not water the plant. If you know it is going to be a hot day, sprinkle some water onto the plant.
It is best to water the plants in the morning when the sunlight hasn’t reached its maximum intensity. Maximum light intensity is optimal for photosynthesis. A plant covered in dust is not a good sight to watch. Dust also interferes with the breathing of the plants. Clean your plants once or twice a week to get rid of all the dust on them.
After planting in a pot, you will have to re-pot your plants sometime later. Re-pot your plants at least one time a year. In the case of slow-growing plants, re-potting may be done after a period longer than a year.
Look out for the following signs that suggest it is time for re-potting:
- Roots sticking out from the surface and bottom of the pot.
- The plant looking wilted
- Lack of soil on the surface
If you notice the above-mentioned symptoms, take out the plant from the pot and trim its roots. Exercise utmost care when you do that, as trimming could put the plants to suffer a shock from which they might never recover. It is ideal to place the plant in a larger pot or the ground. Water the repotted plant every day and keep it in shade at least for the first two days.
Make sure you fertilize your indoor plants once a month. The plants should get adequate amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium for their optimal growth.
To fertilize the plant, create a ring around the plant and dig 2-3 inches deep. Sprinkle some fertilizer into the area you dug, cover it back with soil and then water.
Put some time and effort into the maintenance of your indoor plants to see them growing in good health.