It can sometimes be a challenge to keep houseplants alive and looking good. This may be simply because you don’t know all the ways to help them look good. Houseplants change the atmosphere of a home and it is great for bringing nature inside when it’s a rainy day. Use these simple tips to help your plants stay healthy and looking good.
They need the right amount of light. When you buy your plants, you need to know what their exposure requirements are. It is always wise to do a bit of research based on the light your home has to offer. You can also ask the assistants at the nursery for help.
They need the right amount of water. Plants don’t like too little or too much water. Use pots or containers that drain well. Make sure you read care tags and do your research about each plant’s watering requirements.
They need to be cleaned. Like everything else in a house, plants get dusty and collect dirt. This can prevent them from getting enough sunlight. Depending on the plant, you can clean them in the sink with a gentle spray of water that is not too hot or use a moist sponge to wipe leaves. Allow them to dry naturally in the sun.
They need grooming. This is important for flowering plants. Cut off the dead blooms and leaves to allow the plant to grow more flowers. Also, cut the stems that have no more leaves left to allow the plant to regenerate.
They don’t like drafts. Place your plants away from heating appliances and air conditioning vents. Windows and doors that have leaks are also to be avoided.
They need some humidity. When leaves start getting brown tips, it means that the air is too dry. You can increase humidity around your plants by placing them together. Alternatively, you can build a bed of pebbles in a tray and pour water in the bottom. The pots shouldn’t touch the water as this could cause rotting.
If you follow these simple tips, your houseplants should be happy, healthy, and blooming. They mostly don’t require excessive care, but they need attention every now and then.