Do you want to move your plant indoors? Here is a guest post including the information that you need to know:
You may have noticed a change in your plant after you moved it inside your house. Indoor plants usually have a lot of complications that arise from the way they are treated. In many cases, it might be difficult for a person to note the complications. If you’re lucky you might realise the cause early on and work on making the necessary adjustments. Here are some of the most common complications that may lead to your plant dying after you choose to take it inside the house:
Over-watering is the most known cause of death of indoor plants. If you note that this is the scenario for your plant, it is better to make the necessary adjustments. You can, for instance, place the pot on pebbles so that it is not directly in contact with the water in the saucer. Also, you can make sure that the pot has enough drainage and that you only water the roots of the plant and not the foliage. You may also need to draw excess water from the saucer.
Hot air in the house may arise from common heating sources, and this is something that most people ignore. Once you move your plant inside the house, you should make sure that you keep it away from the common heating sources like heaters or even radiators. If you live in a dry climate, you can mist the plants to increase humidity while putting your pot on some shallow gravel and filling it with water.
When it comes to lights and the level of light that the plant might need, you can always make consultations. Some plants need a lot of light while some require minimum light. You can find such information from books or even on the internet. In addition, you can inquire about such information when getting your plant from the nursery. Among the plants that will do well indoors are those that need less light and can, in fact, survive in tropical forests. On the other hand, you can have complications when you put plants that require full sunlight inside the house.
Unfavourable ambient temperature
You may notice that it gets warmer during the night and some plants may have complications adapting to such conditions. Plants such as miniature roses cannot survive indoors because they will starve to death. You can, therefore, choose to turn the thermostat down during the nights and work with approximately 60 degrees
As noted above, excessive watering can lead to the death of your plants. Less water can also lead to the death of your plants. For this reason, it is essential to ensure that you understand the water needs of your plants. Whereas some plants may withstand excessive or less water, some may not. For instance, cacti do not need a lot of water. The most important thing to do in this case is to understand the water needs of the plant, and you can do this by just looking them up or even making consultations from a professional.
When you expose your plant to a lot of stress, then you should be sure that they are more likely to be attacked by insect pests. Some of the most common insect pests include white-flies, fungus gnats, scale insects and fungus gnats. Choosing to plant quarantine plants and insect resistant cultivars can be a great option. Other options include melting the top dress, removing the infected insect parts, removing pets you can capture and ensuring that the air movement is right.
As much as some of the most common complications arising from the environment that the plant is in, some complications can occur from the manner the plant is treated including the soil that has been used. First, you should ensure that you use the right potter soil. You can choose, for instance, to go with an artificial mixture of vermiculite, perlite and other materials which ensure that there are enough air pockets and space which also ensures that water is retained. In addition, you can choose to work with organic fertilisers. Garden soil may be too compact and lead to the death of your plants.
The problems related to indoor plants mostly arise from the environmental conditions that the plant is exposed to or from pests. It is therefore essential to pay keen attention to plants that are indoors. You can also carry out a routine diagnosis.
What tips do you have for caring for house plants?
This article was submitted by Beth Cooper, a writer at https://housetipster.com.