Whether you’re starting your own indoor garden or simply have a few plants around the house, your main priority will always be to keep your plants living for as long as possible. However, this won’t be possible if you don’t have the right tools for the job. While you don’t need to get every fancy gadget the gardening world has to offer, there are a few houseplant tools that can help you get the job done.
We all know that plants need water to survive. Many of us just stick to using a normal water bottle and calling it a day. While this will get the job done, it won’t get it done effectively. With a proper watering can, you can better control how much water your plant receives and where it is applied. This is especially important for houseplants that can be finicky about their water intake. We recommend getting a watering can with a long gooseneck style.
Daily plant care is pretty simple—water them appropriately and ensure they get enough sunlight. However, there will come a time when you might need to repot your plants, check their roots, or cure them of disease. When this happens, a pair of gardening gloves will come in handy. You can get a simple pair of gardening gloves for as little as six dollars. Just make sure you try them on first before you buy them.
If your home is dry or if you’re taking care of tropical plants, a plant mister will help your plants cope with the lack of humidity. You can get a proper plant mister or a simple spray bottle will do the trick as well.
Another way to retain moisture for your plants is to use pebble trays. Using a shallow dish, fill it with pebbles and then place your potted plant on top. Then, fill the pebble tray with water, but don’t fill it too much where the planter is sitting in water.
Sometimes our plants develop unsightly yellowing or wilting leaves. Other times, they grow too much and begin to take over our space. When either of these situations happen, having a pair of pruners will help you get rid of any unwanted leaves or stems.