Often, beginners of indoor plants face the problems of caring for flowers. Therefore, before buying the plant that we like, we ask the seller how to care for it. Or we climb the Internet, enter the name of the plant and find the information. But instead of seeing simple tips, we see numbers that denote the temperature and humidity of the air, ratios of numbers, showing the necessary elements for building the right ground.
What do we do?
In any case, there are general, never changing rules for the care of any indoor plants.
According to the data of one of the most popular books on indoor plants DG Hession's "All About Indoor Plants" Exists 10 Golden Rules for the Care of Green Pets.
Do not flood the plants!
This condition is the most important. Since the wrong watering occurs or the acidification of the soil (if excessive), or - zadubenie (with poor). But not only because of the acidification of the soil is harmful overflow of plants. After all, the roots not only drink water from the soil, but also breathe. Consequently, the soil should be loose. Only with proper irrigation, it is possible for plant roots to consume air from the soil. You can loosen the soil by yourself, mechanically using any pointed object. But here it is important not to damage the roots, not to hurt them!
Give plants peace
We must not forget that all indoor plants are from natural conditions. And let scientists work on their improvement, yet their biological rhythms are preserved (it is impossible to argue with genetics). Therefore, in winter, when all outdoor plants fall into a state of rest, our green friends need to be watered less and not fed.
Reconcile with the loss of some plants
Not all indoor plants can please us with their presence for a long time. After all, there are perennial and annual plants in nature. Often the plants that are presented to us as a gift (chrysanthemum, cyclamen, gloxinia) fade in a few weeks. And you don’t have to blame yourself! Just their life is short, they were designed only for temporary use.
Maintain a wet atmosphere for the plant.
Due to the heating in the winter the air in the rooms is dry. You can transfer the plant to the kitchen or bathroom, where there is good humidity for it. But if you want to avoid this, then you need to spray the leaves. It is advisable to do this in the morning (under natural conditions, the plants produce dew). You can also put near the plant small containers with water. Or else use a double pot: the potted plant is placed in a larger pot filled with wet peat. Peat is not only a source of moisture, but also protects the plant from temperature extremes.
Recognize trouble in the early stages
Beginner flower lovers need to carefully monitor the plants. If there are spots on the leaves, or any nonspecific formations, insects, also if the leaves fall or turn yellow, you must immediately take the necessary measures to treat the plant. After all, even in a person, a newly begun disease is easier to treat than an already progressive one.
Group your plants
Not all of us are given a designer sense of taste. Do not be sad about the fact that not all of your plants look with each other. Now there are a lot of simple tips on plant arranging. They can be found in any book on the care of plants. And it is also important to remember that the proximity of one plant does not always have a good effect on another.
Replant the plants in time and properly.
After 0.5 - 1, 5 years after purchase, the plant must be transplanted. For transplanting need a larger pot with holes at the bottom. The plant should be watered well and after 1-2 hours, take it out of the pot along with the earth, remove the rotten roots (if any) and, planting in a new pot, water it abundantly and put in the shade for 5-7 days. During this time, the leaves should be sprayed daily, so as not to wither.
Choose a plant according to the conditions of your home.
It is difficult to save the plant if sunlight does not get into your house, and the plant is light-loving. Choose in this case, shade-loving and shade-tolerant plants, for example, sanseviera.
Purchase the necessary inventory
The plant is a living thing, and care is required for all living things. It is very difficult to carry it out without the necessary tools, such as: a watering can, a sprayer, a soft sponge, an old spoon and fork, a means for polishing leaves and one or two small pruners.
For each plant - an individual approach
By adding to the above rules the secrets of caring for a certain plant, we get a guarantee that our green pet will not perish.
Especially for womeninahomeoffice.com- Margot Shevchenko