Practical tips for caring for your plants

Practical tips for caring for your plants

In spring, plants take on greater prominence in our homes. It is when they bloom, they look more beautiful due to the temperatures of this time.

Whether they are plants resistant to sun and heat, cold climate plants, plants that do not need much water, plants with humidity and shade, they need a series of care. Therefore, it is very important when buying plants to find out what types of care it requires.

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There are three very important elements that are needed for your plants to grow properly:

  1. Suitable weather conditions for the plant.
  2. A nutritious soil that allows the circulation of water and air.
  3. Amount of light suitable for the type of plant you want to care for.

If these factors are not adequate, indoor plants languish, decline and die.

Light:

You should know that all plants need light and, if they do not get enough light, their leaves turn yellow and the stems lengthen abnormally, so the plant becomes stressed and loses vitality. If the place where you placed it produces this effect, you will have to move it and see what its reaction is.

Water:

One of the most common reasons that our plants wilt or die is excess water. Guide yourself through the earth so as not to "drown" your plant. It should be damp but not soggy or muddy. A trick to know if your plant needs water is to insert your finger or a stick to check the condition of the soil.

It is highly advisable not to water in the central hours of the day, but first thing in the morning or at dusk. In this way, you will avoid burns on the leaves and help the soil to retain moisture for longer.

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Clean your sheets:

Dust the leaves, either with a cloth or sponge dampened in room temperature water, and dry with a clean, dry cloth. If the plant is in full bloom, do not touch the flowers or spray them with water, they are already very vulnerable and delicate during this stage.

Pay attention to them:

Due to sudden climatic changes and a lack of nutrients in the soil, plants are stressed. Take care of them very carefully to avoid the influence of harmful external agents such as heat waves, cold, wind and excessive humidity.

Fight pests:

Insect pests are very abundant on these dates and you will have to regularly apply treatments against parasites. Get advice on what chemicals you can use to avoid eliminating other useful insects, such as ladybugs. You often come across the spider mite in hot, dry environments, as well as mealybugs and aphids.

Prune them:

Pruning is also another recommended aspect for plants to grow strong and healthy. Removing leaves that are already dry or in bad condition is an almost daily task to allow the plant to grow strongly.

Periodic transplantation:

Transplanting your plants is beneficial for their health, at least once a year, as this will make them grow healthier and stronger. The contribution of new soil will make it receive more nutrients.

Pots:

Clay or ceramic pots are the ones that drain irrigation water the best, but they are heavy and more difficult to move. However, plastic pots are very functional, choose those that have small holes in the bottom, this will help the excess water drain to the outside and not accumulate inside the pot, thus drowning your plants.

Apply these tips from an expert gardener and make your plants look lush and healthy.

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