You can grow indoor plants all year long, no matter what climate you reside or what season it currently is. This is why many gardeners choose to have an indoor plant or two. However, many people mistakenly think that growing indoor plants is hard.
Indoor plant growing does not need to be any harder than growing plants outdoors. All you need to do is follow some basic plant care. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
1. Always read the instructions that come with the plant. Every plant variety will have their own sets of instructions on lighting and on how much water its needs to survive. These rules are important. Pay attention to these instructions and follow as closely as you can.
2. If you are shopping for a new plant, look at the bottoms of the container. What you are looking for is roots that are sticking out from the holes of the container. You don’t want to buy these plants. They are root bound and you don’t know necessarily how long they have been this way. Look for plants with clean bottoms and new leaf growth.
3. If your own plants have roots sticking out from the bottom of the holes in your containers, simply transplant them into bigger pots.
4. How do you know when to water your plant? A good rule of thumb is to stick your finger into the dirt. The dirt should feel moist, yet not soggy and not real dry. How can you tell if you have over watered your plants? They may begin to have yellowing of their leaves. Brown tips means you may not have watered them as much as they needed.
5. What can you do about dusty leaves? If the dust isn’t too thick, you could just simply dust them off with a duster. However, if they are extremely thick, try placing them in your shower and hose them off with some warm water. You can also wipe them off as needed with a damp cloth.
6. Where is the best place to sit your plants in your home? You definitely need to keep them away from your furnace vents. As for lighting issues, this will depend on each individual plant.
Don’t fear that you can’t grow some indoor plants. They aren’t as hard to grow as you may first imagine. Plus, they bring a little bit of summer into your home, no matter what the season.