The most popular indoor plants for greenery and houseplants is the houseplant. It is essential that they have the right indoor environment to grow. Keep reading to learn how to keep houseplants healthy. What Houseplants Must Have to Live Well. The four most essential elements for houseplant health are light, water and temperature. Your houseplants will suffer if any of these elements are not implemented correctly. Lighting is vital for maintaining houseplants’ normal life cycles. It is important to provide adequate light. Lack of light can cause plants to become weaker, pale and leggy. To reduce stress and shock to the plants, you can move them to a different location, such as a sunny window, or under grow lights. Many types of artificial lighting have been specifically made for houseplants. Many types of flowers and foliage perform better under grow lights.
Because most plants need both dormant and growing periods, it is a good idea for houseplants to have a few days of dormancy to let them rest. Most houseplants will sense a decrease in daylight hours and go dormant. Water watering is an important part of maintaining a healthy indoor environment. It varies from one season to the next and plant to plant. Houseplants that are experiencing active growth will need to be soaked until the soil dries out. It is better to let houseplants dry out than to overwater them. Overwatering is the leading cause of houseplant death. If your houseplants are in dormancy, it is a good idea to reduce watering. They require less water during this period. It is also a good idea to wait until your houseplants feel dry. To determine if your houseplants need watering, you can stick your finger into the soil.
Do not water if the soil is dry. If the soil feels dry, water it. It is a good idea to keep the water at room temperature or lukewarm. Temperature Indoor temperatures for healthy houseplants are between 60-75 F. (16-24 C.), depending on the season. The tropical plants thrive in warmer climates and are less likely to perform well indoors when temperatures drop below 55-60 F. (13-16 C.). However, there are houseplants that can tolerate cooler temperatures, such as poinsettias. A lot of flowering houseplants can also thrive in cooler temperatures. Although most houseplants can tolerate slight temperature changes, they are not able to tolerate cold drafts and dry air. Remember that nighttime temperatures are much cooler near windows. This is particularly true in winter. You should cover your window at night, or move your plants to a better location.
Proper ventilation is essential for houseplants to thrive. Houseplants can enjoy the best indoor climates by having moving air coming from an oscillating fan, ceiling fan or open window. Winter is a good time to ensure that houseplants are not too cold or dry. Humidity Houseplants need moist air to maintain their overall health. Houseplants can tolerate humidity levels between 50 and 70 percent. This is higher than the average home. Plants are not happy with excessive dryness. Even though many houseplants can create humidity by themselves, it is often insufficient. You can however increase humidity levels in your home by using certain methods. Leaf loss and yellowing are good indicators that your houseplants need more humidity. You can raise humidity levels by growing plants in a terrarium, or placing pots in a shallow tray with pebbles and water. Because plants produce moisture, more plants are better than less, especially when they are grouped together. Houseplants enjoy daily water misting. Cool-vapor humidifiers can also be used to increase humidity. You could also try setting up water-filled dishes around your home.