Whether you are a houseplant fanatic or a seasoned gardener, keeping track of your plants can be a little bit of a hassle from time to time. Though sticking an unhealthy plant in front of a Garden Window can cure some ailments, it isn’t always the necessary action.
So, in order to help you keep your indoor plants happy and healthy for as long as possible, here are a few tips that are sure to send you in the right direction.
Make a Trellis
Your vining plants will thank you if you do. Making one at home is super easy, you just at least 4 long sticks and several shorter ones of the same length. Align the long sticks vertically, and arrange the shorter ones like a ladder, eventually making a tall grid that can be fixed to the wall near a good patch of sun.
This will allow the plants to grow similar to how they would in their natural environment, and they might even grow faster.
Set a Watering Schedule
There are a few apps out there that can do this for you, otherwise, just remember a single day in the week where you can get around to watering all your plants at once. Some require more or less watering depending on the season, but a good rule of thumb for checking the soil is to press your finger on the top and the soil should feel soft and slightly damp, not dusty.
If after that you stick your finger in the top 1 inch of soil and you feel no moisture, it’s time to water your plant. Remember to water completely, until the water runs out the holes in the bottom of the pot.
Keep the Temperature Steady
Since it’s impossible to keep your plants truly happy when it comes to this (most tend to like temperatures around 80 degrees) the best way to keep your plants stable is to maintain the same indoor temperature between 60 and 70 degrees. This is usually what is comfortable for most people, and it won’t hurt your plants.
One way to get around this is to keep your plants in a sunny window, or at least in that same room if they don’t prefer direct light.
All in all, caring for your plants properly is really about sticking to a watering schedule and giving them the right amount of sun. If you do only these two things, you can’t go wrong.