It takes patience and skill to keep potted plants, indoor or outdoor, alive and healthy. These simple tips on how to care for potted plants will help you get started on your plant-care journey!
We guess it’s safe to say that we all love nature, we all love plants! However, caring for a plant can be stressful, especially if you struggle to keep plants alive. But don’t worry because learning how to care for potted plants is pretty easy if you know the basics, such as learning about the type of plant you are caring for. Plus, it also depends on the environment your plant is going to be living in. So if you are still struggling to keep plants alive, follow these six simple tips.
Learn About Your Plant
The first step on how to care for potted plants is to take the time to learn and research about the type of plant you are caring for since all plants have its own unique set of requirements, such as how much sun it likes or if it needs to be watered every day.
Choose the Correct Pot
One word: drainage. Drainage is extremely important to keep your plant alive and healthy. Poor drainage can lead to droopy and wilted plant, or worse, root rot. Plus, choosing the right pot gives your plant room to grow and stretch its roots making it healthy.
Give Them Plenty of Light
Your plant needs the proper amount of sunlight to thrive. We recommend placing your plant near a windowsill, on a table in front of a window, or in someplace that has plenty of bright, indirect sunlight.
Keep Your Pet Away
Some plants are toxic for your pet, some pets might play with your plants and tear them up in their enthusiasm. It’s best to place your plants in places your pet can’t access like on the counter or top of a cabinet.
Use Good Potting Soil
One of the steps on how to care for potted plants is to think about what type of potting soil your plant needs. Buy a bag of potting soil since potting mixes contain extra nutrients that will help your plant grow healthy and strong.
Watering: Not Too Much and Not Too Little
Watering can be a little bit tricky, especially if you are a beginner. Yes, some plants prefer moist soil, but the rule of thumb is to allow the soil to dry out between watering. Feel the soil using your fingers. If the soil feels dry, it’s time to water. Also, if the leaves are turning brown and shriveled, your plant needs water. Make sure to drain the water completely out the hole in the bottom of the pot to avoid root rot.
Keep potted plants alive and healthy by following these tips. You got this!
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