How to Take Care of Indoor Plants?

Indoor Plant

Indoor plants are a piece of decor that not only adds beauty to the house but also keeps the indoor environment fresh and natural. Though they make a place more attractive, helps focus on your work, improve your health and give a positive attitude. To take advantage of your Indoor Plant Stands and keep its beauty, it is necessary to take care of them. Here are some ways that you need to follow to ensure better growth of your indoor plant 

  • Keep Plants Hydrated

Always remember, water requirement varies from plant type. Regular water sprinkling will keep the soil moist and help it to grow better. Some plants can be destroyed due to excessive watering and dryness. So, if you have planted like that, it should be watered daily. Plants that have thick & lush leaves also require water than plants with leathery or waxy leaves. 

If your plant has formed developments on the soil that means the plant has been over-hydrating. When the colour of the soil of the plant becomes light or it looks cracked, then water it. Some symptoms of dryness: lack of leaf growth, discoloured leaves, soft rotten patches, dried leaf edges, lower leave convert into yellow coloured leave, etc.

  • Use lukewarm water instead of too hot or too cold water

The water temperature should be 68 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 degrees Celsius. Even so, using room temperature is more appropriate to preserve the life of your plant. Water should be neither too hot nor too cold; otherwise, it can damage the roots of your plant.

  • Place it where sunrays reach

The photosynthesis process is important for plants to prepare food, and it is possible with proper sunlight. The timing, quality and intensity of the sun’s rays affect the growth of your plant. Keeping plants under direct sunlight destroys their natural growth, why should they be kept in a room where the light is less. For some plants, fluorescent light is working exactly like sunlight. If you have a plant that has flowers, try to get at least 12 to 16 hours of light per day, while leafy plants need 14 to 16 hours of light per day.

  • Avoid frequent moving of Plant Stand

Naturally, plants take some time to adjust to their surroundings, so avoid moving them around a lot. Also, they should not be kept in different temperature zones such as darker to lighter areas. Frequent moving will affect the adaptation quality of the plant. 

  • Enhance the Humidity in the room

Tropical plants require moisture whereas some can be damaged by dry air. If your plant tolerates moisture, purchase a humidifier to provide the plant with moisture in the air. But, make sure it doesn’t produce flowers wet or any foliage. Unlike a humidifier, you can also take a spray bottle filled with distilled water, and sprinkle it on plants to provide extra moisture. Some of the major symptoms of low humidity include brown coloured leaves, flower buds etc.

  • Leaves & roots of the plants should be trimmed and dug out respectively

Some plants require often dig out and trimming, so it is your responsibility to know about your plant requirements. Avoiding trimming can allow plants to outgrow into the vase or pot, while regular cutting will prevent excess growth and keep it healthy. Apart from that, eliminate dead stems or branches from the plant as they attract insects. 

  • Use of Fertilizer

Almost every houseplant survives in stable 10-10-10 fertilizer. Houseplants produce all the nutrients they need from soil and fertilizers to survive. So you need to refill the plant and add new vital nutrients to the soil, else the plant will die over time. Add nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. 

Final Words:

These are some essential steps that must be followed to take care of your indoor plant.