Your home comes alive when you fill it with plants, but in order to keep those plants thriving and beautiful, you need to show them proper care and attention. Simply put these dos and don’ts into action – soon enough they’ll become habit and you won’t even need to think twice about your plant’s care.
Dos and Don’ts of Indoor Gardening
- Do visit your plants several times a week and observe any changes. Are the leaves drooping or turning yellow? These are warning signs for potential problems.
- Do rotate your plants once a week or so. Plants tend to lean towards the light source – this is called phototropic. If you don’t rotate your plants, they will grow lopsided.
- Do use water that is room temperature to hydrate your plants.
- Do clean your plants. Remove any yellow leaves, fallen leaves and flowers. Be sure to wash your plants leaves once a month with room temperature water and a drop or two of dish soap.
- Don’t water with ice cold water. This could put your plant into shock, causing the leaves to drop and the roots will be unable soak up the cold water.
- Don’t fertilize if the soil is dry. Be sure to water your plant first.
- Don’t let the plants sit in drafty areas. They will more than likely lose moisture and then wilt as a result.
- If you move your plants outside during the hot summer months, do remember that they will dry out faster outdoors than they do inside. You should water them daily.
By following these simple rules, you will be rewarded with beautifully lush foliage that will brighten up your home. To ensure their health year round, regularly spray your plants with Green Thumb. This product uses natural ingredients to fight off pests, mold, and mildew while benefiting your foliage at the same time. For plants that have already been affected by pests, treat them with the safest and most effective insecticide, Kapow, while plants that have been overcome with mold or mildew can be saved by Pure 3-Way. Happy planting, everyone!