Video: How To Grow House Plants Correctly, Tips For A Novice Florist
You have decided to take up a fascinating business:
growing indoor plants. This occupation, like any other, requires certain knowledge and skills. Here are some helpful tips to help beginners avoid many of the mistakes and losses of their favorite plants.
Get the necessary equipment. You will need: a watering can, a sprayer, good soil, a set of pots, props and ropes, a bottle of liquid fertilizer, a pest control antiseptic, a soft sponge, old forks, spoons, and other equipment.
Choose the right plants. The conditions that you can provide for the plant must be suitable. Even an experienced florist cannot grow a shade-loving plant on a sunny windowsill.
Take proper care of each plant. Learn about the peculiarities of caring for each new plant that has appeared in your "home greenhouse". The necessary information can be obtained in special literature, which is now a lot on store shelves.
Learn to water properly. Do not flood the plants. Their roots need not only water, but also air. Constantly waterlogged soil means certain death for most plants.
You can't do without a transplant. Learn to transplant your pets. After a year or two after acquisition, most plants lose their attractiveness. Most often, in this case, they just need to be transplanted into a larger pot.
Don't forget about pests. Trouble happens to both skilled growers and beginners. One or two shields, as soon as they appear, are easy to destroy. Once they have covered the entire plant, they are almost impossible to deal with. Learn to recognize trouble early and take the necessary pest control measures in time.
Maintenance in winter. Almost all indoor plants need rest in winter, i.e. they need to be watered less often, fed less and kept at a lower temperature than during the period of active growth.
In winter, the air in a centrally heated room is dry, like a desert. Create a humid atmosphere for your plants. Moisture can be increased by spraying, grouping, or a "double pot" (the plant pot is placed in another container filled with moist peat).