A flower garden makes a home more appealing to the eyes. Growing flowers indoors doubles the benefits by purifying the air by reducing dust levels. You can even opt for indoor greenhouse gardening and grow your plants all year long. Well, if you are someone who wants to do indoor flower gardening, here are some tips you need to follow.
The air indoors is generally dry, especially during the winter season. This dry air makes plants lose their moisture easily. To combat the dry air, gardeners need to maintain the humidity level of their indoor flower garden. Create humidity by using a pebble or rock tray filled with water. Also, mist the leaves regularly to create ample humidity. You can also use a humidifier in your indoor flower garden. Make sure to keep all the plants together to generate more humidity.
Select The Right Indoor Plants
Consider your indoor growing conditions such as space, temperature, etc. before you decide to grow. Some plants that are perfect for indoor flower gardening include Christmas cactus, hibiscus, African violet, amaryllis, orchids, jasmine, daisy, and lilies. These flowers can thrive in indirect light, less space, and cool areas.
Plants need nutrients to grow. While most flower plants obtain their nutrients from the soil, others get them from nearby twigs and rotting leaves. Also, the nutrients supplied to the indoor plants get depleted over time. This is why it is important to fertilize flower plants on a regular basis. Make sure to fertilize your plants once every 3 months. You can use a slow-release fertilizer, solid fertilizer, or liquid version depending on your plants and their growing conditions.
Let The Light In
While some flower plants need ample sunlight, others require less sunlight. Also, some plants need direct sunlight while others can thrive easily in indirect sunlight. So, know your plants to discover their sunlight requirements. Check your indoor garden space to see how much light it receives and then place your flower plants accordingly.
Keep Flower Plants Clean
Dust particles make the process of photosynthesis difficult for plants. As a result, plants fail to survive in a dusty environment. This is why it is crucial to keep your flower plants clean. Make use of lukewarm water and a rag to clean the leaves of the plants. Misting the plants will also clean them to a great extent. If your plants are extremely dirty, you will need to place the entire pot in the shower. Gently spray the water of a handheld shower on the flowers and leaves to remove the grime. Be careful while spraying and never spray for too long. Clean bristly -leaved plants like African violets using a soft paintbrush or soft toothbrush. This technique works great on fuzzy leaves.
Make sure to remove dead leaves, pests, and other stuff to prevent the plants from catching diseases. Also, keep the indoor garden area and windows clean.
Re-Pot At Some Point
Repotting the plants give plants more nutrients and space to grow. It also prevents diseases and allows more air to get into the plant’s root system. Try to re-pot the plants once a year to make them redeem these benefits. Make sure the new pot you choose is bigger and has nutrient-dense soil. Also, if you see your plants growing too big or their soil has dried out; it’s time to re-pot them. If the plants are not absorbing the water and the water floats on the top, you need to re-pot such plants as well.
Follow these indoor flower gardening tips to have a perfect flower garden now and forever!