Did you know spring & summer is the best time to shower your plants extra TLC? Refresh your plants and help them keep healthy by following these easy ways to pamper your houseplants!
Just like us, your plants would be grateful to get a good shower in this blazing heat. Yes, you read that right! However, there are also other ways to pamper your houseplants and to give them extra TLC during this season. Aside from talking to your plants, watering them, and even creating a playlist for them, plant experts suggest these easy-peasy no-sweat ways to pamper your houseplants.
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Ways to Pamper Your Houseplants
Aerate Their Soil: Aeration means drilling the soil with small holes. This method allows allowing air, nutrients, and water to probe your plant’s roots. It also helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger plant. Since your houseplants don’t have the benefit of worms to aerate the soil, you need to poke some holes in the soil by using chopsticks or pencil to allow the water to get to where it needs to go.
Clean Up Browning Edges: Brown edges in your plants could be a sign of overwatering. Most plant owners tend to overwater their plants during summer because of the heat. Before you assume your plant is thirsty, check the soil first. Clean up browning edges by trimming them, but make sure to leave at least a thin sliver of brown at the tip to avoid opening a fresh wound in your plant’s leaves.
Bath Them: As we have mentioned, summer is the best time to shower your plants and to flush out excess salts, and build up mineral deposits from tap water and fertilizer. Place your plants in a sink, bathtub, or outdoor area and carefully soak their soil. Make sure to let the soil drain properly before moving your plants back to their spot.
Shine Their Leaves: One of the ways to pamper your houseplants is to clean and shine their leaves using a damp cloth and spray bottle with water. Help your plants to produce food and be healthy by gently wiping the leaves and removing any speck of dust.
Trim Excess Growth: Make your plants look new and fresh again by trimming excess growth. Excess growth is sometimes good because you know your plants are doing well, but it could also make your plants look leggy and thin. However, make sure not to over-prune! Leave at least 80% of your plant’s growth. Over-pruning could lead to plant shock and stress, which could stunt their growth.
Your plants would be grateful and happy with these little ways! How do you show extra TLC to your plants? Share your tips and tricks in the comment section. Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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