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Indoor plants

Posted by Raffaele Pagano on

  • The indoor plants they grow well without special care even inside closed rooms such as a living room. Obviously, not being exposed to normal atmospheric precipitation, we will have to take care of the entire water supply, except for the small amount of humidity that they absorb independently. The rule on which it is essential to base is the following: it is much easier to make the houseplants die because we overdo it with watering. If it is true, in fact, that they do not receive rain, it is equally true that inside a room there is less dispersion of humidity. During the winter season it may not be necessary to intervene almost never, unless the plants are placed in a dehumidified place, for example due to the action of radiators. In spring and summer, also depending on the location of the vase, we will add a glass of water to a small vase, allowing it to absorb well before intervening again after a few days.
Indoor plants will not require special care from a watering point of view. This does not mean that we can completely lose interest in our plant. We will pay close attention, in fact, to the coloring of the foliage. House dirt and dust can settle, especially on broadleaf houseplants. Therefore it will be necessary to dust them very gently with a cloth, preferably slightly damp. This is a simple operation but must be done with caution so as not to damage the leaf apparatus. We will periodically rotate the vase according to the exposure we have chosen. In front of a window it may become necessary to turn it at least a couple of times a week, to avoid unbalanced growth due to partial radiation. When we see dried and damaged leaves or flowers we will try to remove them leaving only the vegetation in excellent condition.
Almost all houseplants are perfectly suited to stay all life in jar. We will simply have to transfer our plant when the roots begin to sprout or in any case when the container in which we have placed them will appear clearly undersized compared to the aerial part of the plant. There land it can be prepared in advance by enriching it with a specific fertilizer, different from that for garden vegetables, which we can find in do-it-yourself or gardening shops. We will have to pay close attention to the issue of drainage. Houseplants prefer moist but not soggy soil. Therefore it may be better to put some expanded clay balls or pebbles in the pots. Also in saucers it could be useful to insert drainage material to avoid the formation of puddles if we overdo the irrigation.

Howtake care of plantsapartment: Climate and adversity

Indoor plants will need above all a constant temperature, without jolts and always fairly high, around 20 ° C. In winter we will not be able to put the pot on an open veranda where the plant is not well sheltered from bad weather and frost. However, we will have to ensure proper ventilation to the houseplant. Periodically, in spring or summer, we will open the window and if the weather permits we will place the plant in the open air for a few hours to let it breathe naturally. Indoor plants can be attacked by pests and diseases. We can treat them with a specific product, with a special pesticide or simply trying to keep the foliar apparatus clean and healthy. By eliminating the dry leaves we will avoid the spread of problems. Do not overdo the watering will be essential to prevent molds from ruining ours houseplant.

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