Indoor plants give colour, texture, and warmth to your home. They let you garden year-round and can improve air quality. There are a lot of houseplants you can grow; however, you must give them appropriate care. Often, plants are grown under ideal conditions in a greenhouse and moving them into your house takes some adjustments on their part.
When it comes to plantes intérieurs care, proper watering and lighting must be a priority. However, temperature and humidity also play an important role. You must try to mimic the climate of the place where your plant came from. While tropical plants thrive in warm, humid environments, cacti and succulents prefer hot, dry climates. You must consider the needs of your plant when picking plants.
When choosing a houseplant, consider where you will place it. Match the space and lighting with the requirements of the plant. Them, consider if you want a plant with beautiful green leaves or a flowering plant. Some flowering houseplants are seasonal while others bloom year after year. Another important consideration is the amount of time you can devote to a certain plant. An orchid requires more considerable tender, loving care than what a spider plant does.
Caring for Your Indoor Plant
The following are important components of proper plant care:
- Watering. You need to keep the potting soil moist, but not wet. This is true unless you prefer to grow succulent or other thick-leafed plants that tend to do best when the soil dries out between watering. Keeping the soil too dry or too damp will cause the root to dry, resulting in inadequate growth or even death of the plant.
- Never allow your plant to reach the wilting stage. This is when the soil is pulling away from the edge of the container. When dehydrated, the plant is seriously stressed and its roots may be damaged. You would know when your plant doesn‘t get enough water if you see signs such as slow leaf growth, premature dropping of flowers or leaves, translucent leaves, and brown, yellow, or curled leaf edges.
Moreover, overwatering should not be done as well. When you water your plant frequently, the air from the soil is forced to open the door for root-killing bacteria and fungus to move in.
- Drainage. Good drainage is vital to the health of houseplants. Begin with a good, organic potting soil mixed specifically for indoor gardening. Pick containers that have drainage holes or place a layer of pebbles in the bottom of the container without holes.