Growing indoor ornamental plants is a widespread hobby that, in addition to its decorative appearance, also helps to maintain a pleasant, airy and also fragrant microclimate in rooms, especially if you choose the right plants according to the type of room. However, not everyone manages to keep houseplants not only alive but more importantly beautiful with a presentable appearance. However, it doesn’t take too much effort to achieve such a result, just follow a few important principles.
Beautiful and presentable houseplants
Indoor plants must be consistently and properly cared for, only then can they achieve a fresh, natural and healthy decorative appearance. The basic principles that should be followed when caring for plants include:
- proper watering
- maintaining optimal environmental conditions
- natural fertilization
- treatment of above-ground parts
Correct watering of houseplants
Every plant needs watering, but watering requirements vary greatly between different types of houseplants – some need a lot and others need little. Differences in watering are also due to the current growing season. This means only one thing: If a plant is flowering, it will require different watering when it is flowering and when it is dormant. Similarly, indoor and outdoor temperatures also affect watering. In particular, do not overwater the plants, as this will rot their roots.
Optimal environmental conditions
Some houseplants like lots of light, others like partial shade or shade. When you buy a plant you will usually be given instructions on how to grow them, or these can be traced from various sources. Always find a place for the plant that suits its needs.
Potted plants also require nutrition, which is supplied by fertilization. There is no need to primarily use commercial fertilizers for this purpose, kitchen waste products can also be applied. For example, water from cooking eggs (contains calcium) or vegetables (rich in vitamins) is ideal – always use it when it cools down, or coffee grounds.
Treatment of aboveground parts
In addition to adequate nutrition and the right environment, the shape and appearance of the above-ground parts of the plant must also be taken care of. Remove dead leaves or stems regularly and, for plants with larger leaves, wipe the surface of the leaves free of dust.
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