Indoor plants

Indoor plants

Indoor plants

We have always been used to connecting plants with the garden, the vegetable garden, the public park or any other similar open space. It is actually just a thought but it is not at all true that plants can be grown and grown in a garden. It is quite obvious that anyone would like to have an outdoor space of their own to be able to grow the plants they like most with such passion, but it is not certain that there are no other ways to do something that we are so passionate about. There are many plants that need large open spaces to develop but, even if in a minority, there are some plants that can easily be grown indoors. These are the so-called “houseplants”, these can be placed at home, in the office, in the shop, on a landing, on the balconies and perhaps on the terraces. In nature there are many categories of plants that can grow optimally in the apartment. For some types of plants, very few and very simple attentions are sufficient to be successful, the fundamental thing is to respect the general rules and their needs.

Care


To make our plants grow better, as already mentioned above, there are some small rules that must be respected. The main care a plant needs are watering, pruning, repotting and fertilizing. An important thing that is among the first things to do is to choose the best position in which to place it. Generally, indoor plants require to be exposed in places where there is a lot of light but never to direct sunlight. Another thing to know is that most indoor plants have tropical origins, they come from the rainforests of Asia or South America. They are plants that are at ease in our apartments because they are in a situation, both for light and for temperatures, very similar to their places of origin. They do not withstand too low temperatures, in fact they should not be placed in environments where temperatures drop below 12 ° or 15 ° C. Attention should also be paid to irrigation, the formation of water stagnation could generate the birth of molds and root rot which are very harmful to plants.

Soil, repotting and fertilizers

The ideal soil for growing houseplants is a fairly light soil for green plants. Generally it is the most used type of soil for this type of plants but we can also think about the use of a soil mixed with a draining substance such as agri-perlite or pumice. To avoid the formation of water stagnation and rot, it is good practice to place expanded clay or gravel on the bottom of the pot. As for repotting, for these plants, it must be done every time the plant feels the need. In principle, repotting is carried out when we realize that the plant has grown too much and the pot has become too small to contain it. Repotting should be done at the beginning of the spring period and proceed by extracting the plant from the pot, freeing the roots in case they were too compact and cutting the equal parts of the plant by now dry and rotten. Once these attentions have been carried out, the plant must be moved to a larger pot than the previous one. For the initial period, it is advisable to water the plant abundantly and the use of fertilizers is not recommended. As far as fertilization is concerned, fertilizers are to be administered during the vegetative period that goes from March to September / October. The fertilizers to be used are those with a good NPK balance and can be in both liquid and granular form. For the initial period, it is advisable to water the plant abundantly and the use of fertilizers is not recommended. As far as fertilization is concerned, fertilizers are to be administered during the vegetative period that goes from March to September / October. The fertilizers to be used are those with a good NPK balance and can be in both liquid and granular form. For the initial period, it is advisable to water the plant abundantly and the use of fertilizers is not recommended. As far as fertilization is concerned, fertilizers are to be administered during the vegetative period that goes from March to September / October. The fertilizers to be used are those with a good NPK balance and can be in both liquid and granular form.

Irrigation and humidity

Irrigation is another important practice for plant development but it is also a crucial point. Incorrect watering can be the cause of weakening and damage to the plant. Usually there is a tendency to water too much and there is a risk of favoring the formation of water stagnation and root rot. It is important, for the health of plants, to find a balance both in terms of the amount of water to be administered and in terms of timing. It is a good habit to check and make sure that the soil is dry between one watering and another. Another thing to know is that this type of plants do not like the excessive use of calcareous water and therefore, if that of our tap contains limestone, it would be better to collect rainwater or buy specific water. Fundamental for these plants is to grow in an environment in the presence of humidity, given their origins, they are used to very high values. They usually need around 80 – 90% humidity, and in ours it is almost impossible to achieve these levels. One solution to this problem might be to spray the foliage with a suitable sprayer found in gardening stores.

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