House plants can transform your living space into a place of beauty and never-ending tranquillity. Flowers become irresistible when they bloom while green leaves always add a unique appeal to your home. But, with all that beauty comes the commitment to take good care of your house plants. You see, indoor plants are susceptible to a host of problems from wilting, to defoliation, weak growth, small leaves, and diseases.
But, with a proper care regimen, it is not that hard to keep your house plants flourishing, month after month. We share some hacks that will come in handy if you’re trying to keep your indoor plants in their best possible form.
Water the Plants, But Don't Overdue It
As odd as it may sound, overwatering is the number one killer of indoor plants. It causes root rot, and eventually, the entire plant dies.
But, make no mistake about it, your house plants need water survive and to prevent yellowing.
Even then, you have to do it properly. One of the best ways to water your indoor plants is to use a plant mister.
The CoreGear Classic USA Mister is a brilliant choice if you want to increase the humidity around your houseplants.
It holds up to 40 ounces of water and has a brass nozzle that adjusts from a fine mist to a 20’ stream.
Apart from watering your plants, it may also come in handy when you want to keep the leaves and the flowers dust-free.
It even has a carrying strap for portability.
Check your plants on a regular basis for diseases. Inspect the leaves and stem to detect any problem while it’s still manageable.
Note that indoor pests multiply pretty fast because there are no natural predators.
Mealy bugs, scale, aphids and spider mites can cover your house plants in days.
In extreme cases, the plant may never recover, and you have to do away with it altogether.
You can get rid common pests such as mealy bugs by spraying your plants with water.
However, you may have to use insecticidal soap such as Garden Safe Insecticidal Soap Insect Killer for stubborn pests. It contains plant-derived fatty acids and is safe for use around the house.
The soap works by damaging the cell membrane of the insects, killing them on contact. Use it all year round to keep harmful pests away from your indoor plants.
Know When to Repot Your Plants
Sooner or later, your Jade plant will outgrow its pot. When this happens, the roots begin to circle inside the pot, restricting the plant’s development.
If you don’t re-pot your indoor plants promptly, they may dry out.
Look, the odds that your houseplants will flourish depends on factors such as light exposure, soil, nutrition, and drainage.
Most homeowners, however, tend to overlook the soil. You may think that your plant will continue to grow just fine in the same pot it came with which is not the case.
Repot your plant as it grows to allow full expansion of the roots.
The Gifts & Decor Ceramic Jade Flower Plant Pot Set to gives your houseplants the room they need to develop fully.
The pots are elegant, with an eye-catching design and will certainly make an attractive addition to your living space. Meanwhile, you plant’s roots will get the space to stretch out.