7 Basic Tips To Care For Your Indoor Plants
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7 Basic Tips To Care For Your Indoor PlantsI know, you did with an indoor plant and now it has its yellow leaves, languish and fall. It seems as if you are not comfortable with any of your attentions; -you, how much you spoil her! Do not take it into account. The life of a plant inside the house is almost never easy. The conditions in your home will always be the most comfortable for you, but they do not have to obey the needs of your plants.
To definitively address many of the doubts raised in the comments, I will list the most frequent causes why indoor plants complain bitterly.
Content Of The Entry
1. Lack of light
2. Excess water
3. Lack of environmental humidity
4. Appropriate temperature
5. Change of flowerpot
Lack Of Light
The absence of sufficient light is one of the most common reasons why an indoor plant will show you its "worst face".
Not all accept this situation in the same way; It is fair to say that there are more scarce requirements (aspidistra, philodendron, lucky bamboo, bromeliads, ferns). But as a general rule indoor plants have to be placed near a window, balcony, stained glass or gallery; with sufficient luminosity to be able to perform its most vital function: photosynthesis.
If it were not like that, and while they have energy left, the plants will look for light desperately; lengthening its stems abnormally and producing larger leaves. But this mechanism will not always rid you of your setback, and you could immediately see more serious symptoms.
You can correct your location or use led lights to grow plants plants before the leaves turn yellow or begin to fall. As I said before, place them in a well-lit place: near a window or wherever there is more light. You just have to avoid that it directly affects the plants, it is paramount.
The sun's rays should never touch the leaves or they will burn. This is another frequent error that you should keep in mind.
Excess Of Water
How often do you water the pots? Indoor plants, having them indoors, need less frequent watering.
We are accustomed to hydrating in abundance the plants of the garden or the terrace when the summer arrives, to later reduce of remarkable form the frequency when approaching the winter.
Ensuring proper irrigation is essential with certain species that are not tolerant to rot (chef, coleo, philodendron, orchid and others).
You can water up, in the traditional way, always trying not to wet more than the earth. There are plants very sensitive to fungi and to decay of the neck.
The orchids are a clear example of this, also the coleo or cretona. For these you can choose to hydrate them from below; By partially submerging the pots, they will absorb the water without risk.
Always be careful to check the proper drainage of the containers. Obstructed holes may be "involuntary manslaughter", but they will not exempt you from the sad outcome.
You can also fill them with gravel or pebbles, so that the water is not in direct contact with the pot. This is even advisable in some circumstances: with very dry environments (due to heating) or with more sensitive plants.
Lack Of Environmental Humidity
The previous advice is very appropriate for certain indoor plants (croton, rib of Adam or trunk of Brazil, for example). The plants adopted in our homes are mostly tropical species, which like a high humidity index.
It is evident that the conditions in a house are far from simulating the tropics, and plants can suffer some inconveniences.
And if you do not have too much time, remember that you always have the option of a plate with gravel, expanded clay or another element that isolates the base of the pot from the water it will contain.
Sudden changes in temperature or air currents are another common problem for indoor plants, which often involve the loss of their leaves.
We already know that these plants are comfortable inside a certain thermal fork (normally between 15 and 25ºC), accepting some variability between day and night or between winter and summer, but they do not like the very pronounced changes.
Radiators or air conditioning are important factors to consider. Their proximity may exceed what is permissible for them.
If you live in a cold place, when leaving home you may have to leave the heating on. And when you have holidays, remember that the plants have to continue to water.
This point is closely related to the previous one. The reserves in the substrate are exhausted soon, however we must continue to feed the plant.
Nutrient deficiencies will become evident if no action is taken (here is a guide to the symptoms reflected).
Author: I am David, Content Manager at www.guideforshoppers.com blog. Being an ardent blogger, I write almost everything about cooking recipes, kitchen tips, health reviews, latest gadgets news & tips on living a healthy lifestyle.
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