LIFESTYLE

Healthy Plants – Healthy Home!

Indoor plants are always perfect choice for making a more welcoming and comfortable room in your house.

Despite that these flowers can be a beautiful colorful decoration – indoor plants can also purify and clean the air at your home, they can improve your health and help you to improve your focus and memory.

If you learn how to provide your plant with a good habitat and conditions, and to give them the requested amount of water and nutrients – you can be always sure that your indoor plants and flowers will stay alive also during the summer.

Even that some of your indoor flowers such as – sun loving plants – like – for example- succulents and cacti are very well adapted to high temperatures because of their own nature and origins, other plants and flowers that you keep at home – are not too much acclimated to the extremes temperatures of the summer heat wave. 

This can be also referred to your succulents and cacti – unless you movethem outdoors – onto the porch or patio for summer. 

You should be especially dedicated to your Leafy tropical plants – because they can be easily affectedby damage from the summer heat, and if they are severely damaged – might not recover.

Always Use Water at Room Temperature

The best temperature of the water that you are using to irrigate your plants is 68° F or 20° C, which is usually a room temperature at your house.

If you like, you can also use a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water. Or, you can leave the water in your room for one night, before you pour it in the plants, and allow it to become on room temperature.

If the water that you use for irrigation is too hot – it can damage the roots and can cause plant shock – potentially killing your indoor plant in few days.

If the water is too cold, can causes dormancy in your flowers and indoor plants, which will stop immediately any existing or future vegetation.

Use Your Finger to Determine How Wet is Below the Surface

It is recommended to put your finger in the soil of your plants to determine how wet it is below the surface. 

If you stick your finger into the soil and can enter up to your joint, you can easily feel if your plants needs more water that day. 

If you feel moisture and humidity in the soil – that means that you don’t need to irrigate it. 

Over irrigation can cause to rotting of the root from the soil – which you will need to fix it. In a case it feels dry, then – normally – you need to water it. 

But, we will repeat, and you should know that this is different and varies from plant to plant. These kind of checking’s will work for most of the plants, but not for all of them.

Signs of too much hydration are usually: discolored leaves, lack of leaf growth, loss of leaves, and soft rotten patches.

On the contrary – first signs of dehydration are mostly: slow leaf growth, brown and dried leaf edges and lower leaves from day to day can become yellow and curled.

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