Tips for Taking Care of Indoor Plants

As a plant owner, you take great pride in your little beauties. You devote countless hours to tending the plants, providing them with the food, water, and sunlight they need. Plant care for your outdoor plants is a bit easier than indoor plants, simply because nature does part of the work. Taking care of indoor plants requires more perseverance to ensure that the plants live long and healthy lives. Here are some tips to keep in mind when caring for your indoor plants:

  • Avoid problems before they start, by examining any plants that you bring in your home. Whether the plants come from your own yard, or from a lawn and garden store, make sure they are healthy. If they show any signs of being unhealthy, do not bring them into your home — if you do, your other plants could get sick, too. Instead, nurse the plant back to health in another location.
  • Understand each plant’s needs. Different plants, whether inside or outside, have different needs. Some need more sunlight than others. Others need more water. Instead of purchasing plants solely based on their beauty, do your research. Choose plants that will fit well within your home in their designated space.
  • Utilize sterile soil for the planting of your new family members. Sterile soil helps reduce the chances of your plants becoming infected with a soil-based disease, fungus, and other problems associated with non-sterile soil.
  • Never place indoor plants near air conditioners or air conditioning vents, near radiators or other heat sources, or near cold/hot windows. Choose an area of your home that doesn’t have too many temperature changes.
  • Remember the basics about sunlight. Indoor plants still need sunlight to grow strong and healthy. It is up to you to provide it for them, since they are not out in the midst of nature. Windows that face toward the south get full sunlight. Windows facing the north get little sunlight. Windows in the east and west directions receive moderate sunlight. Know the amount of sun that your plants need, then place them in the appropriate areas.
  • Be consistent in your watering. When you allow your plant to go for too long without water, or when you overwater your plant, it causes stress on the roots. A stressed plant is not a healthy plant, nor will it grow in a healthy manner. Research each plant’s watering needs, then make sure you provide consistent water to meet those needs. Some plants may require daily watering, while others may require watering once a week. The AquaVor watering can is a great option for meeting both the food and water needs of your indoor plants.
  • At least a few times each year, wash the leaves of your indoor plants. This will remove any dust and grime that has built up on the leaves, which can lead to an unhealthy plant. Use lukewarm water and a spray bottle to clean the leaves of most plants. If you have concerns about how to clean your plants, don’t be afraid to ask for advice from someone experienced in gardening.

Contact us today at AquaVor to learn more about our feeding/watering can and how it can help you give your indoor plants the best care possible.

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