Caring for your plants should not be a cause of worry, although the following tips can help to ensure you give them the best possible care in order to make them grow the right way. Some of these tips are basic tips that you should be aware of while creating or caring for your garden.
Every gardener should have a good watering can, and to make sure you water your plants adequately, buy one with a narrow spout. One of the simplest ways to determine if your plants actually need to be watered is to insert your finger in the soil, up to the first joint. If the soil is dry, your plants need to be watered, although watering isn’t required if the soil is damp.
K20 is needed for flowering plants, while foliage plants should always be given plenty of nitrogen, and orchids, cacti and other specialized plants may need special feeds. Your plants should be fed at the height of their growth.
Different plants need differing amounts of sun; for example, cheese plants don’t need any sun, while aspidistra, sandeveria and others need no shade. If you have spider plants, you can safely place them next to any window, regardless of the amount of sun it receives, as they thrive in semi-shade.
Extreme variations in temperature aren’t generally healthy for most house plants, and they thrive best in temperatures slightly over 15 to 250C, or 55 to 750F.
You can retain moisture for those plants that thrive in a humid environment by placing the pot inside a larger pot and then placing compost or small stones in the gaps. Another way to maintain a humid environment is to group your plants together, and by doing so they will create their own moist climate. Depending on how hot or cold the temperature is in your room, you may need to spray the plants with water a couple of times each day, to retain the right humidity level.
It is recommended to check your plants to determine if they need to be repotted, as some do, but many plants should not be repotted. It’s time to repot your plant if all you can see is the roots of the plant when you turn the pot upside down and tap it to release the roots. Your plants will grow and be healthy if you repot them as and when needed, having first made sure that the plant should be repotted.
It really is possible to reap the benefits and have many hours of enjoyment from your plants, once you know how to care for them. Knowing how to respect life and nurture it is a wonderful thing and can bring you as much satisfaction as the colors and smells of the plants in your garden.