How to care for indoor flowers and plants
Houseplants and potted flowers need to be cared for, like all living things. Each plant has distinctive features and characteristics that determine the basic rules of care. When I bring indoor flowers in pots, after flowering, the plant must be transplanted for further growth and development.
How to properly care for indoor flowers in pots - there is nothing difficult if you do it with love!
The main forms of flower care are watering and feeding. Watering different indoor flowers is necessary at different intervals: the more leaves a plant has, the more often indoor plants need to be watered.
Constantly blooming begonia , indoor roses, or jasmine gardenia require regular watering every other day, the scarlet and money tree after three to four days, and cacti and indoor palms can be watered once a week or less.
When choosing the frequency of watering a houseplant in a pot, take into account the climate of the country of origin of the flower - palms and cacti like dry and warm rooms, and constantly flowering plants prefer more humid indoor air.
To compensate for the lack of moisture in the air of a stuffy room, it is enough to simply spray the leaves from a spray bottle - this way you can supplement the frequent watering of indoor plants from hot countries.
How to water flowers during a vacation or a long absence - there are several ways to organize such watering without assistance, read a separate article and see photos!
In the cold season, all indoor plants need to be watered less frequently than in spring and summer. In winter, all indoor flowers rest with nature - all processes in the flower freeze and become slower.
Plant growth resumes with increasing daylight hours. As the plant grows, its root system also increases in size, so indoor plants and potted flowers must be transplanted regularly.
A new indoor flower in a pot needs to be transplanted into soil that is more prepared for full growth and development. It is necessary to transplant flowers in pots either immediately after purchase or after flowering, if the plant is flowering.
It is best to transplant and feed flowers in spring and summer - an increase in the duration of natural daylight hours will quickly help the plant adapt after transplanting and delight you with its growth and flowering.
The size of the pot must be increased gradually, along with the growth of the plant - in a larger pot, the roots of a houseplant die due to acidification of the soil near the walls of the pot, limiting the possibilities for further growth and development. Increase the diameter of the pot by 1 to 2 centimeters each year, or when you notice a stunted plant, or roots in the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot.
The nutrient filler found when selling indoor plants in plastic pots is for temporary use. The vitamin substrate in the pot will be able to support the vital activity of the indoor plant during the transportation period, but after a decrease in the nutrient content, a transplant is necessary after 2-3 months.
After buying a flowering houseplant in a pot, be sure to wait until the end of flowering (or remove all the buds and inflorescences) before transplanting into a ceramic pot so as not to injure the plant even more.
Potted roses are usually sold in 4-5 single branches. After buying any kind of roses, it is imperative to transplant them into larger pots after flowering - these beautiful flowers, with enough space, can grow into large rose bushes and delight you with beautiful flowers every summer!