Care of indoor flowers
Everyone knows that houseplants give a special comfort in an apartment or house, and also purify the air. But very few people know the rules of caring for their green pets, so today we will introduce you to several simple "golden rules", adhering to which you will ensure a long life and a beautiful healthy appearance to your plants. All these rules were made up of the experience of the florists of our flower delivery service.
First of all, you need to find the right place for your flower. Be guided by the requirements for lighting, humidity and even noise.
The most important element in growing indoor plants is watering. Thanks to water in the soil and, consequently, the plant itself gets all the necessary minerals. Also, water maintains the appropriate microclimate around the plant. Through evaporation, air cooling takes place, which protects the plant from overheating.
Before watering the plants, let the water stand for about 24 hours. During this time, lime evaporates and chlorine evaporates, which will make the water softer. Water must be at room temperature. If in half an hour after watering in the pan there is water - drain it, it is surplus. Each plant requires an individual amount of water and the watering time should be determined independently.
It is interesting that a plant in a clay pot needs a lot more water than a plant in a plastic pot. The clay pot evaporates water through its walls.
Thanks to the process of photosynthesis, plants are considered "lungs of the planet" - they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Any plant feels fine in a well-ventilated room, and do not fear small drafts - natural conditions have adapted them to them.
The brown tips of the leaves of indoor plants indicate a low humidity in the room. Increase the humidity of the air by spraying the leaves of the plant with warm water, preferably in the morning. Blossoming flowers during spraying should be covered so that water does not get on them. To correct the dryness of the air you will also be helped by special devices that can be bought in flower and building shops.
The main processes of vital activity of indoor plants depend on the temperature regime. These are also individual requirements, but if they are not properly satisfied, prepare yourself for the fact that your plant will cease to grow and blossom. Remember: the lighter the room, the higher the temperature can transfer the plant. Conversely, the less light, the less heat it requires. In the dark, there is another important process - the respiration of plants - reverse photosynthesis.
In case of insufficient illumination of the plant (slow growth, yellowing or falling of leaves), it should be rearranged to a lighter place. The same problem can arise because of the dust on the leaves or window, preventing light rays from entering. Such a defect can be corrected by rubbing the leaves with a soft cloth and washing the window. In excess light (drooping leaves even in the daytime, the edges turn yellow, the leaves turn brown and dry - "sunburn"), move the plant to a more sheltered place or lower the blinds.
For a longer period of plant life, they should be periodically transplanted into a larger pot. The best time of the year for the transplant is spring, in which case the indoor plant will receive enough heat and light. The correct transplantation consists in the following sequence of actions: moisten the soil, carefully remove the flower from the pot and place it in a new one, where you first fill in a few clay skulls or pebbles, add some soil and fertilizers. Then fill the remaining space with fresh earth, gently primed with her fingers. The soil layer should not reach the edge of the pot by about a centimeter.
Adhering to all these rules, you will be able to provide your plants with the right care and a long life. And they will thank you in return with their healthy appearance and beautiful flowers! Also, you may be interested in how to care for cut flowers.