Top Ten House Plant Care Tips

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House plants are a great addition to any home. They beautify the space, provide oxygen, and can be just plain relaxing to have around. House plant care is not difficult, but it does require some work on your part. House plants need proper watering, sunlight exposure, and humidity levels must also be considered when caring for them. The following ten tips will help you maintain house plants in your own home!

Top 10 House Plant Care Tips

– Don’t overwater your plants. Water them thoroughly and let it drain, then don’t water again until the soil is dry to touch. It’s better to water on a need-basis rather than according to a set schedule. Plants cultivated in well-drained soil in an appropriate container should be watered when the top 1/2 to 1 inch of soil feels dry, in general.

– House plants like sunlight but not direct harsh light (morning or evening sun). Also, be careful that they aren’t in a location where there’s too much heat.

– House plants should be fertilized every other week, or month depending on the plant’s requirements. During spring and summer, most houseplants grow fast, so now is the ideal time to fertilize them. During the brief days of fall and winter, most houseplants require little to no fertilizer. To figure out how much plant food to use, follow the instructions on the package.

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– Some house plants like to dry out between waterings and some don’t mind if their roots are sitting in water (epiphytes). Know your specific type of plant before you care for it!

– House plants need to be top-dressed with new soil from time to time. House plant experts recommend doing this yearly, but some house plants don’t require as much attention as others.

– House plants that are in larger pots will dry out more quickly than those in smaller pots because there is less volume of soil per amount of space the roots have to spread out.

– House plants should be repotted once a year or as needed (if the soil is breaking down and doesn’t drain properly). House plant experts recommend using organic potting mix for your houseplants because it retains moisture better than regular dirt will.

– House plants are generally safe to have around pets, but some may cause an allergic reaction to your furry friend. So it’s best to do your research before adopting a plant into your home!

– House plants are susceptible to bugs and pests just like other plants in the world, so keep a watchful eye out for them! It’s also best to remove dust from the leaves of your house plant. House plants generally like humidity, so misting them once a week will help create an environment that is ideal for their health!

– House plant leaves should be cleaned every week or two with water to prevent dust from building up on them which can block sunlight exposure. You can also use a damp cloth to wipe the leaves clean of dust. True Green Nursery can help you if you need help with your plants.

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