I love the way that house plants completely transform a space, don’t you? And a major benefit to having houseplants is that they actually help to purify the air in your home. Pretty great, right?
But sometimes, it’s hard to keep your houseplants alive. I hate when one day my houseplants look great and the next day it looks like the Grim Reaper paid them a visit. But, after years of having houseplants, I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade to keep my houseplants happy and healthy. So today, I’m going to share with you some foolproof ways to not kill your house plants.
Get consistent with the days that you water your plants. Set a reminder on your phone, write it on your calendar, just do whatever it takes to form a consistent watering schedule. Personally, I like to water my plants on Saturday morning when I’m drinking my coffee. It’s pretty therapeutic. It’s also the one day of the week when I know for certain that I will be home. Get on a schedule and watch your plants thrive!
It’s important that you try to learn as much about your plants as you possibly can. What type of soil do they like? How much sunlight do they need? These questions (and more) will affect the life of your plant. The more you know about your plant the better you can cater to its needs and the happier it will be.
One great reference to keeping your plant alive is The Houseplant Expert. It’s easy to follow and has really awesome pictures.
Plants are easy to forget. They don’t whine or bark like dogs, so if they’re thirsty it’s hard to know. One thing you can do, however, is to look for warning signs. If something is wrong with your plant, it will begin to show physical signs of unhappiness. For example…
Some plants are easier than others to keep alive. Below we’re sharing some of the mst loq-maintenance house plants.
This plant is good for people who have a tendency to forget to water plants often. That’s because rubber trees actually like their soil to dry out between waterings. These plants can grow to be 8 foot tall!
We hope that this short guide helps you save a plant or two in your home! Are you a plant expert with some easy tips for the rest of us? If so, please share them below in our comments section. We’re eager to learn more.
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