When you buy a new plant, you naturally want to enjoy it as long as possible. In order to do that, you need to know how to care for this plant. Because just like with people, no plant is the same. But don’t let that scare you, because with the following three tips you will become the best at taking care of houseplants. Good luck!
Taking care of houseplants
Find the best spot
Plants have their location preferences. For example, one plant prefers to be direct sunlight, while the other plant will die there. So for every place in the house there is a plant that will grow perfect there. For example, you might think bathrooms aren’t an ideal environment for plants because of the high humidity, warm temperatures and low light. But that’s exactly what most tropical plants, like the orchid, are missing!
Give the right amount of water
Giving plants just the right amount of water can be quite a thing. And that’s not surprising, because one plant needs more water than the other. That’s why we always say: don’t water your plant because it is ‘time’. Make sure you get to know your plants and discover how often they need water. That always works better than sticking to watering twice a week because you’ve read that somewhere. In addition, pour away excess water after half an hour, or put your plants temporarily on a draining rack. This way you prevent a plant from getting too much water, because then it can rot.
Repot when needed
If a plant has become too large for its pot, you should repot it. Preferably do this in the spring, because the lighter days will help to stimulate bud formation. But later in the year is also possible, of course. Use a plant pot that has a diameter of at least 20% larger than the old one, to ensure that the plant can still grow in it. Otherwise you can get back to work next year. Supplement the old soil with special potting compost, through which you mix a little nutrition. Now the plant can grow and bloom again!
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