Top 5 Ultimate Tips For New Plant Parents

Don’t Over Water Your Plants

I can’t say this enough to people asking me for advise on how to care for their plant. Yes it is true that each indoor plant variety has different watering and light requirement, however most often than not your indoor plants don’t want wet feet as this will lead to root rot and surely enough kill them. It’s worth doing a quick little google search on your specific plants watering needs to make sure you get it right and don’t over water. During summer months you will need to water your plant a little more frequently as plants absorb their water faster as they take in the rays.

indoor plant watering tips

Leave Your Indoor Plant In It’s Plastic Pot

It may seem obvious but a great little hack is to leave your indoor plant in it’s original plastic pot, then place this inside your planter where you’ll be non the wiser. The reason I recommend this for your indoor plants is to make watering and potting up easier. By leaving the plant in it’s plastic container you can easily take it out when it’s time to either water your plant in the sink or take it outside from some fresh air. This way you can water your plant letting the water drain all the way through and out the other side of the pot and not have your plant sitting in a pool of water. Not only is it great for watering  but when your plant has grown and it’s time for a new, bigger planter home it's easy to pot it up into a larger plastic container and you’ll still have your original indoor planter ready for your next new plant baby to come home to. 

Indirect Filtered Light Is Your Friend

Most indoor plants are named this for good reason, they are plants that don’t need full sun. All plants need some sun as that is what nature would provide them in their natural habitat. Therefor, the more that you can replicate your plants natural surroundings the better. Most indoor plants require indirect filtered sun light where they can enjoy the suns rays without burning or drying out quickly. Again each plant variety is slightly different with how much sun they like and would prefer so do yourself a favour and have a little google search on your particular plant first to make your plant parent journey easier.

Get Yourself A Plant Foliage Spray

Munash Indoor Foliage Spray is a simple easy way to give your indoor plants extra nourishment through natural minerals. Your plants will grow and live their best lives with the help of Munash all organic mineral spray. With 40 micro minerals from the sea your plants leaves will absorb them naturally leaving them green and healthy.  Plants with higher mineral content are proven to be less stressed, healthier and have less bacterial and fungal problems. 

misting your indoor plants to increase humidity

Move Your Plants Away From That Heater

Most indoor plants require a certain level of humidity and while some plants are more forgiving that others that last thing you want to do is blast your new green friend with dry heat from your heater. Care for your new indoor plant by moving them away from the heater if you can.

Keeping warm may understandably be your priority so don’t think you can’t put the heater on, just try to place your indoor plants away from the direct air from the heater and your plants will thank you. A lot of indoor plants are accustomed to mid to high humidity levels and there are lots of tips and tricks to lifting the humidity levels in your home to spoil your plant babies. A few tips to take away.

  • Giving your plant a mist spray with filtered water from time to time.
  • Placing some cups of water in the room. This will increase the humidity for your plants as the air slowly evaporates the water.
  • Make a pebble tray and pour some water on top, then place your indoor plant directly on the pebbles and let the water evaporate.
  • Put your plants close to each other. Plants sweat just like we do and by putting your plants close together it gives them a chance to use each others evaporation to raise the humidity.
  • Invest in a humidifier. These can be particularly useful during winter months when humidity levels are harder to achieve naturally. Depending on your space you could try the natural methods first and if your plants still need a little help you could think about a humidifier to help raise the levels.

 


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