The classic question, "Why have a lifeless souvenir when a living, lovely plant can grace your home?" inspires the lovers of indoor gardening. Having plants as interior house decor brings life right inside your residence.
But plants can only color your house and be a source of joy if you take proper care of the indoor flora. Nursing the indoor plants is much more than the regular watering rituals.
Potting the Indoor Plants
Houseplants are like children's feet, they keep growing. If a size 5 shoe was fit for the child's foot three months ago, you can bet the foot will require a size 7 soon. The roots of plants need space to suck enough nutrients for the upper plant parts and the leaves always.
When potting or repotting your indoor flora, consider the need for the roots to comfortably get around the soil in the flower containers. As living organisms, the shrubs, herbs, ferns, mosses, grasses, or trees rely on the roots to absorb nutrients.
You should ensure that the new pots measure 2-4 inches more than the previous containers during the repotting exercise for the tabletop, floor, and hanging plants.
Avoid excess soil in the pots to allow for the adequate aeration of the roots.
Too much soil can lead to root rot and eventual plant death.
Repot your plants every 12-18 months while acknowledging that the slowly growing houseplants can stay in the same pot for a lifetime.
Change The Planter Style
Guiding the way the plants inside your house grow is fun. You can occasionally help the creeping plants climb the walls. Even the separation of crowded leaves is necessary. There is the need to check the health of the flora from time to time to establish if the older plants you must replace with new plant types.
Adequate Sunning and Aeration
That you have indoor plants as home decor does not mean foregoing the natural color of the leaves or flowers that the plants acquire outside. Moving the plants to the places with enough light and more sunshine hours helps a great deal. For example, the Ficus elastica, also called the variegated rubber shrub, can lose the beautiful, regular coloring for lacking adequate light and sunshine.
You should keep watching the sunnier areas inside your house and depending on the season, reposition the planters. Sunlight is a requirement in synthesizing nutrients in the leaves and the green pigment or chlorophyll.