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3 Vital Tips on Indoor Plant Care That No Gardener Can Do Without

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by Virginia Pena

One of the more recent and much loved aspects of interior decor is lighting up a room with the help of different types of indoor plants. Just as flowering trees and plants are intrinsic parts of every landscaped garden, similarly, a few of these flowering plants and other types of indoor plants have made the transition from outdoor gardens to indoor gardens and have entered the pride of place in living rooms or office lobbies.

Indoor plants of different colors, textures, heights, shapes, sizes and species, sitting resplendently in living rooms or bedrooms or kitchens or in office spaces are a common sight nowadays. Not only do they beautify a room, they also bring in the freshness, cheer and bright color of outdoors as well as impart a sense of openness in an otherwise dull, dreary, suffocating, closed room or office environment.

Even salons, shops and departmental stores have started decorating their reception areas with the help of different varieties of indoor plants. Not only do indoor plants look beautiful, they bring in extra amounts of oxygen in our living or working spaces and purify the air by sucking in carbon dioxide. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a green thumb. Just follow a few simple rules and regulations, a few necessary steps and guidelines and you will soon learn the basics of indoor gardening, how to take care of your indoor plants and how to bring them up correctly. Let me help you out with a few tips in this article.

Importance of Cleanliness

It is important to keep your indoor plants, their leaves and their pots clean. It doesn’t matter in which type of climate you reside or in which country. Every indoor plant has a tendency to attract dust, dirt, grime, cob webs and so on. And the filmy, dirty layer that accumulates on the leaves makes the plant look unattractive and dull.

You should therefore regularly clean the leaves of your indoor plants gently to aid their favorable growth. Expensive cleaning solutions are not at all necessary. A gentle rubbing with a damp cloth on the surfaces is more than enough.

Fertilizers

Just like outdoor plants, indoor plants also require fertilizers, manures, compost and insecticides, though in far lesser quantities. During the winter months, the plants enter a resting or hibernation period, so during the winter months, fertilizers should be added to the soil infrequently. Add more quantities of fertilizers and sprinkle them on the soil more frequently during the summer and spring seasons. Use a complete fertilizer for your indoor plants that contains all the necessary nutrients such as potassium, phosphorous and nitrogen.

If you have tried being your own indoor gardener but would rather have a professional do it for you, contact Growing Expectations at info@interiorofficeplants.com for a free consultation.

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