6 Ways to Keep Your Home Horticulture Healthy

6 Ways to Keep Your Home Horticulture Healthy
September 06 06:51 2018 Print This Article

Indoor gardens are eye catching and add serenity to any environment. If you find yourself going green with envy over a friend’s thriving indoor plant life while you struggle to grow something as simple as a fern, don’t despair! Here are some of the easy tips that you should keep in mind when it comes to caring for your indoor plants. In no time, you’ll have a blossoming, verdant forest growing in your home that will improve your air quality and the visual appeal of your space.

  1. Select And Choose Healthy Houseplants.

The genesis of flourishing indoor plants begins with the selection of healthy plants. When sourcing for plants, make sure that you purchase from a trusted nursery or garden center.

  1. Water Properly And Efficiently.

Over or under watering is the leading cause of death in house plants. If you underwater your flowering plants, they will lose leaves and buds, will wilt, and the remaining leaves will begin to brown. Overwatering will also wilt your plants and will blacken leaves and stems. The temperature of your home, time of year, and types of plants and pots should all factor in to your watering schedule.

  1. Provide Optimum Lighting.

Hope you’ve not forgotten the lesson on photosynthesis during your elementary school. That’s the basic idea here. Plants require energy for growth, and it is through the process of photosynthesis that the need is met. When houseplants fail to receive enough light, they indeed grow spindly and weak, and they will be susceptible to pests and diseases.

  1. Regular And Consistent Fertilizing.

The reward of the well-fed flowering plant is a flourishing and healthy flowering plant. Houseplants thrive well with frequent applications of mild fertilizers that do not harm and leave no negative eco-footprint. Supplement Orchid Love (learn more here) is a prime example of a great organic fertilizer for orchids, one of the most common flowering house plants. This, like the other fertilizers in the Suppleplant line, is organic fertilizer designed to better care for your indoor plants the way nature intended.

  1. Efficient Control of Houseplant Pests.

Mealybugs, spider mites, and scale insects are examples of houseplant pests that are capable of wreaking havoc on your indoor garden flowers. That you thoroughly check your plant for pests before buying doesn’t mean you won’t have to fight them later on. Some insects can lay dormant and would resurface at a later time. For that reason, it’s essential you check for signs of insect infestation weekly, sticky substances on foliage, and holes in leaves.

  1. Allow Sufficient Humidity.

While most houseplants will do fine in the dry air of your home, there are some that grow best with increased levels of humidity. Leaf curling and yellowing are signs that your plants are not getting enough moisture. To combat this, spray your plants two or three times daily with a fine mist. You should also group plants so that they can better humidify themselves.

That’s it! Those are the steps to caring for your house plants so that they become a thriving part of your home. Don’t forget to start your indoor plants off right with organic fertilizers from Suppleplant.


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