There are many tips and tricks that you should follow when bringing plants into your home, some are common, like knowing how much to water the plant, to how much light it should get. Below you will find a list of some suggestions about caring for your indoor garden.
Now this is the first thing that you should consider when starting your inside garden, how much light does the plant need? This is important because most houses wouldn't have enough light to handle a plant that needs a lot of light. So, the lighting in your house becomes essential even before you start your inside garden or bringing any plant into your house, because the amount of light in your house will determine what types of plants would grow there. You should select plants that require medium to low light, unless you plan on supplying the plant with artificial lighting. Here are a few other tips regarding lighting in the house:
Not every plant has the same needs when it comes to watering, but there are some basic rules you should follow:
As with watering, different plants will thrive under different conditions, one of which is the temperature. Now this will not cover all plants, but this is the range for most of the house plants. Here are a few more tips to follow:
Make sure that you have a pot that can adequately allow the water to drain out of it. Also, before putting a plant in a pot you have used for another plant, make sure you clean it out. Just incase some disease that may effect the next plant.
The level of moisture in the air can also effect how a plant grows. Low humidity, in most plants, not all, will cause dry leaves and curling. You could also spray the leaves with water but do it in the morning, if done overnight the leaves can rot.
Once again, this is one of those tips that is based purely on the type of plant that you have, different plants need different levels. Other factors include, how fast you want the plant to grow, how much sunlight there is, how many times you water it, etc. As a general rule, for indoor plants that are growing slowly, you should fertilize once a week. Since these are indoor plants, that receive less sun than normal, you have to fertilize them too often.