5 Top Tips for indoor plants
Do you love indoor plants but the lack of green fingers means their lifespan can be a bit shorter than you’d like? Check out my top tips for your indoor plants.
1. Decorative pots
Although you may have the urge to repot your beautiful indoor plant into that beautiful decorative pot you just bought, your plant will be much happier if you didn’t. Keep your indoor plants in their nursery pot and they will generally be much happier. They have sufficient drainage which prevents your plant from retaining too much water. You can place your plastic pot inside your decorative pot. When it comes time to repot your plant, it is best to repot into another plastic nursery pot. This also allows for easier rearranging when you want to restyle.
You love your indoor plants so you try and keep up their water constantly, but too much water can usually kill an indoor plant faster than a lack of water. As a general rule, place your finger approximately 1.5-2 inches deep into the soil. If the soil feels dry, give it a thorough water.
Your indoor plants do not ever like direct sunlight. Keep them away from windows that get that harsh afternoon sun, this will burn all indoor plants. Some species tolerate low and bright light areas better than others so it is best to check the requirements of the plant you have to keep it healthy and happy.
Make them shine! The dust particles from the air build up on the leaves of indoor plants and decrease their ability to photosynthesise, which will inhibit their health and growth. So for optimal health you can water your plants by popping them in the shower or outside, giving them a thorough spray and/or wipe down over their leaves.
HOT TIP– A tiny amount of coconut oil on some paper towel when wiping down the leaves helps protect them and gives them a long lasting beautiful shine.
Keep your indoor plants away from areas with a draft. Some indoor plants are quite sensitive to drafts, so if you have found that your prized fiddle leaf fig has started dropping leaves quite quickly, it may mean it isn’t in a great position. Try and keep indoor plants away from open windows, doorways and under air conditioners.
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