Houseplants are a great addition to any home. They look good, they smell good and they help clean the air in your home. But if you’re new to having houseplants, it can be hard to know how to care for them properly. This guide will walk you through what you need to do when buying a new plant, how much sun it needs and how often it’ll need watering. Plus it will tell you about pests that might try and ruin your plants!
Purchasing the Right Plant
- Buy plants that suit your environment.
Is it super cold and dreary? Or do you live in a tropical paradise? If the answer to either of these is “yes,” then you’ll want to buy indoor plants that thrive in those conditions. The great thing is that there are so many varieties of indoor houseplants out there: some grow tall, while others stay short; some have dark green leaves, while others’ are light green or even variegated (lots of different shades). You can find something that fits whatever setting you’re trying to create for yourself!
- Buy plants that suit your lifestyle.
Do you want a plant with lots of flowers? Or would a no-fuss type be more practical for someone who doesn’t have time for constant caregiving? Do you want something easygoing—a ficus tree with heart-shaped leaves might work well here—or do you want something high maintenance like an orchid (with beautiful flowers but lots more maintenance)? It’s important when choosing an indoor houseplant not only to think about where it will go in terms of size but also what kind of caretaking schedule it requires so as not overburden yourself with responsibilities outside those necessary on a daily basis like eating lunch or brushing teeth etcetera..
Give It Some Sun
So, you’ve decided to buy a houseplant! Congratulations. That is a wonderful start and your plant will be happy you did.
But before we get into things like watering and fertilizing, we need to touch on the all-important sun factor. There are two types of plants: those that need sunlight and those that do not. This may seem obvious but there are quite a few indoor plants that aren’t actually indoor plants at all! They’re just traditional flowers or vegetables that were once used outside but have been brought inside over time because people thought they looked nice (and they do). But if you put such an old-fashioned plant in front of an east-facing window like you’re supposed to with other houseplants, it will die because it requires too much sunlight for indoor conditions (more than around three hours per day).
In general though, most houseplants fall under one category or another so there’s no need for worry when choosing which windowsill is best for them. If there’s any question about whether or not your new little friend needs some light then rest assured: almost every single one does!
Water, Water Everywhere!
The frequency of watering your plant depends on its size and the type of plant. If you have a larger plant, you’ll need to water it more often than a smaller one. A good rule of thumb is to wait until the soil feels dry before watering again. You can test this by taking your finger and pressing down on the top of the soil—if it feels squishy or like there’s no moisture left in there, it’s time to give your little buddy some H 2 O!
You will also want to check if your plant needs more water based on its leaves: if they’re drooping or curling up at all, then chances are that it could use some extra TLC from Mommy Dearest (aka YOU). Don’t be afraid; just give ’em some love!
Sweet Talk with Your Plant
When you talk to your plant, be sure to include the following:
- Watering Your Plant
When watering your plant, make sure that you pour the water on top of their roots and not directly into their leaves. This will help it absorb more water and stay healthy.
- Drying Out Your Plant After Washing It Off
After washing off dirt from around its roots, allow it to dry out in a place with indirect sunlight for about ten minutes before returning it back inside. If this process is done correctly, then chances are good that you will never have any problems with mold or mildew growing on your houseplant ever again!
Pests Will Happen
Pests are a natural part of the indoor ecosystem. Though this may seem like a negative thing, it’s actually not! Pests are not necessarily a sign of a bad plant. If you have pests on your houseplants, it’s actually a sign that your houseplant is healthy and thriving in its environment.
The important thing to remember when dealing with pests is that they can be easily treated with natural remedies (insecticidal soap, neem oil). You’ll need to keep an eye out for signs of infestation before they become too much to handle or if they start causing damage to the plant itself by eating away at the leaves or stems. In many cases, though, you won’t even notice any evidence until after treatment has been applied and all signs have vanished completely from sight!
If possible, try keeping your indoor plants outside during warm weather so that insects don’t have access inside where temperatures tend to be colder than outside year round anyway due to heating systems which make them inhospitable for living organisms such as moths or aphids looking for places where food sources grow nearby without having predators around (like birds) who might eat them up before they can attack anything else first hand…
Houseplants are a great addition to any home.
If you’re looking to add some greenery to your home, houseplants are a great choice! Not only will they help purify the air in your home, but they can also help decorate it. They can even be beneficial for your mental health—you may notice that after spending time with houseplants, you feel calmer and more focused than before. Houseplants also have the added benefit of aiding sleep quality: research shows that people who look at houseplants before going to bed fall asleep faster and report feeling more rested in the morning.
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Section: Fertilizing Your Houseplant from a Blog for first-time houseplant owners about how to take care of them properly.***Takeaway: Houseplants are a great addition to any home.
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