Maintenance Tips for Your Indoor Plants.
Dating back two millenniums, humans were still sharing their own homes with plants. This was in Ancient Rome and people were using decorative plants even before them. Because of the history between indoor plants and humans, you would deduce that everyone should be good at tending for plants placed in the indoor environment. Sadly, many people struggle to keep indoor plants alive. Therefore, some people want a fix. As luck would have it, there are some ways you can get better at it. For any plant to survive, it needs light and water. The photosynthesis process relies on water. The light should be optimal though because too little will have them starving and too much will cause them to die. To ensure the plants are making enough food for their survival, keep them near and window and ensure it is always open. Additionally, do not use water with contaminants in watering them because this will be poison to them. Rainwater or spring water is the best option. The tap water is treated with chlorine but this is not good for the plants or animals and this is why you should invest in a good faucet filter to get rid of the chlorine before you can direct this water to the plants.
Drainage is also important in keeping indoor plants alive. This prevents the issue of drowning the plant. Under the soil of all potted plants where the pot does not have drainage holes, you should add a material to absorb the excess water. Some people will tell you to use peanuts or charcoal while others will recommend pebbles and stones. However, water penetrates finer particles better which means you need a material finer than soil. A lot of potting soil is made by combining sand, clay and silt. The clay particles are extremely fine and this is what you need. However, remember that the potting soil should ensure the plant does not drown. You also have to prune your plants. It is recommended that this should be done every year. The need is greater when the temperatures drop. In this process, any branch that is sick, weak or that looks unhealthy will be eliminated. By pruning the indoor plants, you will avoid the top-heavy effect or the lopsided look. The lopsided look will cause the entire plant to collapse in the wrong run. Minimal growth is registered in plants when it is cold which is why you should prune during winter or the equivalent depending on where you are.