Indoor plants grow well without special care even in 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 rely is the following: it is much easier to let houseplants die because we overdo irrigation. 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 the radiators. In spring and summer, also depending on the location of the pot, we will add a small glass of water to a small pot allowing it to absorb well before intervening again after a few days.
Houseplants will not require special care from the watering point of view. This does not mean that we can completely ignore our plant. We will pay close attention, in fact, to the coloring of the foliage. Household dirt and dust may settle, especially on large leaf 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 system. Periodically we will 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 leaves and dried and ruined flowers we will try to remove them leaving only the vegetation in excellent condition.
Almost all of the houseplants are well suited to staying in potted life. 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. The earth can be prepared in advance by enriching it with a specific fertilizer, different from that for vegetables from the garden, which we can find in DIY or gardening stores. We must pay close attention to the issue of drainage. Indoor plants prefer moist but not soaked soil. Therefore it may be better to put expanded clay balls or pebbles in the pots. Even in the saucers it could be useful to insert draining material to avoid the formation of puddles if we exaggerate with the irrigation.
Howtake care of plants: Climate and adversity
Houseplants will need above all a constant temperature, without changes and always fairly high, around 20 ° C. In winter we will not be able to put the pot in an open veranda where the plant is not well sheltered from the weather and frost. However, we will have to ensure proper ventilation for 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. Houseplants can be attacked by pests and diseases. We can treat them with a specific product, with a special pesticide or simply by trying to keep the leaf system clean and healthy. Eliminating the dry leaves we will avoid the propagation of problems. Do not overdo it with watering will be essential to prevent mold from ruining our houseplant.