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How to Properly Maintain House Plants - Varnish + Vine

How to Properly Maintain House Plants

House plants enhance home aesthetics and air quality. Maintaining indoor plants offers numerous health benefits, including toxin removal and mental health improvement. However, if you are thinking of bringing home a Peruvian apple or some other indoor plant, it is a must that you take proper care of them. Cacti and succulents generally require minimal upkeep, but proper maintenance is essential. Here are key considerations for indoor plant care. Remember to water your indoor plants regularly, but be careful not to overwater as this can lead to root rot. Each plant species has different watering needs, so research the specific requirements for each plant in your care.

Provide adequate light

Whether it is an indoor plant or an outdoor plant, they cannot function properly unless given proper sunlight. They need natural light to freshen up. Each plant requires different amount of sunlight, so you must check the tag on the plant at the time of purchasing. There are some that require a lot of light and can be kept near a south-facing window as that is where you are bound to receive the maximum light. There are others that require indirect light. This can be provided by a bulb or if a light is filtered through a tinted window or a curtain. It is a must that you check up on the light requirement of your plant and do proper research before giving the light it needs. To buy vine cactus and other indoor plants, log on to 

Do not keep them watered all the time

Water is essential for all living beings and plants. Indoor plants, like outdoor plants, do not need a lot of water to thrive. Houseplants should only be watered when the soil surface is dry. Peruvian cactus and other cacti have even lower water requirements, needing water only when the soil is completely dry. Overwatering can be detrimental to the health of indoor plants, leading to root rot and other issues. It's crucial to monitor the soil moisture levels regularly to avoid overwatering.

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Provide manure and fertilizers

For proper growth and health of plants it is important that you give them enough fertilizers and manure. There are two ways in which you can add fertilizers to the plants. You can do it through water or via slow release of fertilizer. It is completely up to you regarding the type of method you wish to use as both are equally effective. The use of fertilizers and manure is essential for the proper growth and health of plants. There are two equally effective methods to add fertilizers to plants: through water or via slow release. The choice between the two methods is completely up to you. For water-based fertilizer, apply water soluble fertilizer monthly in summers and every two months in winters. Slow-release fertilizer should be added to the soil every two to three months.

Most indoor plants can’t tolerate a lot of cold

Most houseplants, like Peruvian vines, are tropical plants, they cannot survive in very cold conditions. Their natural habitat is warm and they thrive the most when kept in warmer conditions. They may not die out in extreme cold conditions, but will definitely not grow very well if subjected to prolonged cold.

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