Indoor Plant Care & Food
- If you are looking for a secret that will ensure that you indoor plants thrive then I guess that this is it. Try to give the plants an environment within your house that is similar to the conditions that they enjoy when they are planted outdoors.
- If you steam or boil vegetables in unsalted water then drain off the water, allow it to cool and use it to water the plants. This vegetable water is full of nutrients which act as a free fertilizer for your indoor garden plants.
- You can sprinkle used coffee grounds around the base of your indoor plants and mix them into the top layer of soil, or water your plants with brewed, black coffee that has cooled. This indoor plant care tip means that you have lots of free fertilizer for your indoor plants.
- Spread any loose tea or tea bag filling around the indoor plants to enhance the soil structure and provide nutrients to your plants.
- A great tip for older indoor plant care is to add some plant food once or twice a year in autumn and spring as part of a routine maintenance for their good health.
- Some people prefer to feed their indoor plants with liquid fertilisers like Seasol on a regular basis, for example every 10-14 days. Spraying this fertiliser over the foliage as well as watering the soil with it is a good indoor plant tip that will ensure that you have a healthy, long lived plant.
- Alternatively you can place some form of slow release fertiliser into the soil so that the plant receives essential nutrients and you don't have to worry about remembering to do it again for a few months.
- If you plant or re-pot your indoor plants with good potting mix this soil should provide all of the nutrients that the plants needs in sufficient quantities for several years, without the need for expensive fertilizers.
- Caring for indoor plants means that you have to water them properly. This involves giving them enough water, but not too often that they become over-watered. Instead it is a good idea to let the plants soil dry out a bit before watering. You can do this by sticking some simple water measuring indicators into the soil that can tell you when the plant needs water.
- Some particular types of indoor plants, such as ferns, do not like the air in the house to be too dry. In this situation you can squirt the leaves with water a few times a day or alternatively you can plant a number of plants together in a single planter box, because plants love each other's company and it will also be easier for you to look after them.
- Another great plant care tips is to place a bowl of water amoungst your plants so that as the water evaporates it can be captured by the leaves of the surrounding plants.
- If your indoor plant has spindly growth with large spaces between leaves or there is small or non-existent new growth then it is obviously not getting enough natural light. On the other hand if your indoor plant has brown, scorched or the leaves are falling off then it is getting too much light.
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