A beautiful and captivating indoor garden has healthy houseplants, and creating one for your house is simple with the use of some high-quality “ingredients” and some directions. You should follow the eight steps given below to grow a healthy indoor garden full of thriving houseplants.
You can find even more tips and ideas for growing from our other posts:
- 7 Best Indoor Gardening Tips For The Beginner.
- 7 Indoor Garden Ideas For Every Space In Your Home.
- Successful Indoor Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide To The Basics.
1. Select Healthy Houseplants
The mark of a flourishing indoor garden is healthy plants. Buy plants from a trusted nursery. Some that you can quickly grow at home include the Chinese Evergreen and Snake plants. Ask a professional at the nursery for guidance if you are uncertain about which houseplant to buy.
Check your chosen houseplants for signs of health — budding and blooming, normal-sized growth, a well-anchored stem; and a healthy look.
2. Water Properly!
Improper watering is a significant cause of death. Underwatering can lead to damage such as wilting, while overwatering can result in fungal disease. How often you should water your plant(s) depends on various factors, such as your home’s temperature and the plant type.
3. The Right Amount Of Lighting
Plants get the energy to grow through photosynthesis, which demands light. Ones that don’t receive the right amount of light grow weakly lose their leaves and are prone to diseases and pests. To find out the correct lighting for different plants, check their information tags or do your research.
If your home doesn’t receive enough light or you are planning on growing in a space where lighting is usually limited (like a garage). You might need to get yourself a pair of grow lights.
4. Fertilize Regularly
Well-fed houseplants grow healthy and bloom well. A fertilizer of high-quality feeds both the soil and the plants, creating an environment for vibrant and sustained growth. Ensure you fertilize all your plants when creating your indoor garden.
5. Control Houseplant Pests
Pests, like spider mites and scale insects, can destroy your indoor garden. It’s necessary to check for signs of infestation weekly. These include sticky substances on the foliage excreted by feeding pests and holes in the leaves. If you do find pests, immediately isolate the affected ones to protect the rest of your plants.
6. Provide Humidity
While many houseplants survive in the dry air found in our homes, they grow better with more humidity. Some signs that your plants need more moisture include bud drop, leaf yellowing, curling, and brown leaf tips. To keep your houseplants healthy, give them adequate humidity by doing the following:
- Spray them with a fine mist of water twice or thrice daily.
- Group the plants as this allows them to help each other through a process called “transpiration.”
- Place a humidity tray underneath your plant by filling a dish with polished marbles or stones and adding water beneath them.
7. Prune And Groom
Pruning and grooming can keep your houseplants attractive and tidy. Keep the foliage clean because dirty leaves are unable to create oxygen. Remove any buildup and dust with soft wipes.
8. Repot When Needed
Houseplants need repotting to thrive. Signs that they need fresh soil and a new container are reduced growth and water rushing through the pot upon watering the plant. With these tips, you should be able to grow a healthy indoor garden.
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