Maintenance Tips for Your Indoor Plants.
Humans have kept plants in their homes for the last two millenniums. This is when the Ancient Rome kingdom was in force but before then there was the widespread use of decorative plants. Given the long history of indoor plants, you would assume that humans would have perfected the art of tending to them. However, it is not the case judging from the number of indoor plants which have ended up dead. This is why some are always looking for easier ways to keep indoor plants alive. You are in luck though because there are some tips which can help you actually keep the plants alive. For any plant to survive, it needs light and water. If you have heard of photosynthesis, then you know it is how the plants make their own food and it can only happen if they have a good supply of food. Even so, the light needs to be controlled because much of it will cause a drying effect whereas too little will cause starvation. Therefore, keep the plants near an open window to get enough light. If you use water contaminated with chemicals to water the plants, you will poisoning them. You should only use spring water or rainwater to keep them hydrated. The tap water is treated with chlorine but this is not good for the plants or animals and this is why you should invest in a good faucet filter to get rid of the chlorine before you can direct this water to the plants.
Do not forget how important drainage is when it comes to tending to indoor plants. This is how excess water is distributing evenly. If you have indoor potted plants which do not have any holes, ensure an absorbent material is placed at the bottom. You will get many suggestions on what to use including peanuts, charcoal, pebbles and also stones. However, water penetrates finer particles better which means you need a material finer than soil. Potting soil has sand, silt, and clay. The clay particles are extremely fine and this is what you need. However, remember that the potting soil should ensure the plant does not drown. Better growth and health for your plants require regular pruning. It is recommended that this should be done every year. This is essential especially when the temperatures are low. This is how the unhealthy, weak and sickly parts are removed. By pruning the indoor plants, you will avoid the top-heavy effect or the lopsided look. If you are not careful, the lopsided effect will be the end of your plant because the end result will be a collapse. Minimal growth is registered in plants when it is cold which is why you should prune during winter or the equivalent depending on where you are.