You don’t have to be a psychiatrist to know that plants bring positivity in your home. Plants have been always a part of the house in India but now a day’s people are keeping it inside the house also, the greenery brings out the best of the house and of the people. Indoor plants absorb Carbon Dioxide and keep the oxygen flowing, they remove the toxins from the air and gives a stress-free, relaxed and happy ambience.
But we also need to consider that plants are meant for open-air and wide grounds, limiting them to closed doors also means taking constant care of the plants. The best way to protect them is by watering them correctly. Sure! Watering is the easiest task but we mess it up a lot! But not anymore as today we are going to learn about the best methods to water your indoor plants.
Watering the indoor plants need the knowledge of the type of plants (as in specific needs of the plants), watering on a schedule and frequently checking the soil. Also, make sure that you have chosen the right kind of pot in terms of size and quality for your plant.
Always Know Your Plant: Research says that there are different needs of different plants. So, before you buy any plant, take some time to research it! As some plants require more water while others need fairly dry soil.
Always water on a schedule: Morning is the most suitable time for watering the plants as it helps the plant to make its food. Watering the plant at night can cause your plant to develop diseases more easily. Also, during winters plants do not needs to be watered as often as required in summers.
Leaves always indicate their needs: Always check the health of your plant by checking the leaves. If the leaves are hanging limp, this means that the plant needs water. If they are brown, dry or some have fallen out, this usually means the plant needs water. If the plant is dried out, water it slowly as giving too much water at once might kill the plant.
Give plants the water they need: Sometimes tap water is too alkaline which may harm the plant, try to use filtered water or rainwater. It is smart to store the rainwater as it is best for your plants. Always make sure the water is on room temperature. In case, you overwater your plant and it isn’t draining. Try to tilt the pot on its side and allow the excess water to drain out. Or you can always move the plant to direct sunlight so that it dries quickly.
Using appropriate pots: Plants should be matched to the right size container to ensure that water is distributed efficiently. In case the pot is too small, the roots might take all the space and if pot is too large the soil will take most of the water. In both cases, the growth of the plant will be slow. Always use a container with a hole as in case of overwatering the excess water is drained out as overwatering can kill your plant. Keep a plastic pan under the pot which doesn’t let the excess water ruin your floor.
Now go and water your plants smartly and keep them green and healthy.