Posted by Gardener Marc | Posted in Basic Gardening Tips, Indoor Gardening | Posted on 09-06-2011
For lots of people plants are as famous as tables, chairs, sofas and so on. So, today I’m writing a few indoor gardening tips for you:
Besides the visual value plants are giving your home, there will be also health improvements to you. Every grade school science course could inform us that indoor plants clean the air by using the co2 and making more oxygen in the air. Here are some information and facts regarding how to take care of your plants inside your house to get the best health and visual benefits:
How much light do they need?
Lots of indoor plants need to be lighted well. You can present them the natural lighting in the room (near the window) or you give them electric lights. Dark leaved plants generally do not need just as much light as the others.
The types of plants that are recommend for indoor gardening typically need medium to low light. Here are some of them (ask in your garden center for them):
- Philodendrons (usually large and imposing leaves)
- Boston ferns (also known as Sword Fern)
- African violets (also known as Saintpaulia; beautiful violet flower)
- Cyclamens (very beautiful flower; you should search photos)
- Creeping Fig
How much water should I give them?
A popular mistake a lot of indoor gardeners make is that they often over-water the plants, which could make the roots rotting. Each type of plant has their own watering needs, so make sure to get the right information for every type of plant you have in your home.
What is the correct container?
Choose a good looking container (for you) with top quality for your indoor plants. Be sure that the pot is clean up before putting your new plant into it. By doing this you won’t get an infection and the plant will grow healthy.
How much humidity is correct?
Another important fact in indoor gardening is humidity . The amount of water in the air has direct influence on the growth of your plants. In the morning, spray normal water on your plants. They will love it. Make sure the leaves aren’t covered in dust.
How much fertilization my plants need?
Just like watering, the kind of fertilization will depend on the type of plant you are growing. If you give your indoor garden the correct amount of water, light and humidity, perhaps you do not need to give fertilization much attention. An effective fertilizer for indoor gardening is available in most home depots or hardware stores. Orchids require a special fertilizer, which is available there, too.