Caring for Plants Indoors

Caring for Plants Indoors

Interior PlantsIf you are used to having plants in your home, you probably know that caring for interior plants is a bit different when compared to caring for exterior plants.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to caring for your indoor plants that will keep them happy and healthy!

The first thing you need to do when caring for indoor plants is to make sure that they get the proper amount of sunlight and water. Some indoor plants are okay with no exposure to direct sunlight while others need to be placed on a windowsill from time to time to soak up some sun.

Even though your indoor plants probably don’t grow as wildly as your outdoor plants do, as a result of them being in smaller pots, it’s still important to prune them. You can keep your plants healthy by pruning them regularly to encourage growth.

Consistently watering your indoor plants is extremely important to their success, so if you plan to be away from your home for a few days, ask a neighbor or a friend to check in on the plants. Even though it may not seem like a big deal, if an indoor plant goes a few days without water, it can result in the death of the plant relatively quickly.  

Your house plants may get dusty, and if they do, you can clean them gently with a moist, soft cloth and some insecticide soap. It may seem silly to wash your plants, but you’d be surprised how dusty they get without wind. Avoid using feather dusters or dusting wands to dust your plants, since they’re liable to transfer insects or eggs from one plant to another.

Choosing the proper potting mix is important: using soil from your outside garden isn’t a good idea, since it can be full of weed seeds and insects. Make sure you choose potting mix appropriate for indoor plans.

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