Taking care of indoor plants

A home plant should be given care and love. Getting one for your house is like giving the house life. It is therefore important to consider some factors before bringing the plant home. Do you have enough space and time to nurture the home plant? It is important that the space either at home or in office matches the requirements of the plant you want to buy. As we all know for a plant to survive it should get enough of sunlight, water, and food. However, different plants require different amounts of the above component.

How to take care of a home plant

Water

Master the water needs of your plants and water them accordingly. All plants must get water to survive, but too much or too little kills it. A large group of plants wants their roots moist, not wet. Make sure that your plants get water as per their need. Consistency is important too.

Light

After water, the next important thing to plants is water. Some plants require full exposure to light while others can survive with dim or no exposure to natural light. You must understand and research about your home plant and meet its needs accordingly. After identifying your plant light needs, place it at the right place in your office or house. As you give your plant lighting avoid temperature shocks.

Pest control

With time dirt accumulates on the pores of the leaves, making it hard for the plant to breathe. To prevent such, make it your duty to wash the leaves of the plants several times a month. Water spraying makes the cleaning process easy. From time to time spray water on the leaves of your plant to enhance respiration.

Food

Food nurtures the plants. NPK is a type of food plant that should be added to the base of the plant every 4-6 months. You can mix the powder with water and add the mixture to the plant base. Bonsais and Foliage plants must get this food, but Bamboo plants can do without.

Prune the yellow leaves

The leaves can turn yellow for different reasons. The top reason to yellowing of leaves is dryness. If you are not giving your plant enough water it will wither and turn yellow. A fungal or disease attack is another reason why plants turn yellow. After noticing that your plant’s leaves are turning yellow, identify the cause, deal with it and trim the leaves.