Indoor office plants, Gardening, Landscaping, Dubai

How to Grow Indoor Potted Plants

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Growing plants indoors is a rewarding pastime or hobby that not only provides natural beauty to the surroundings, it purifies the air too. Plants come in all varieties and sizes offering an abundance of choices from small houseplants and flowers to tall potted trees. Give special attention to the needs of indoor potted plants and you will benefit for years to come. Following a few guidelines such as proper lighting, water and nutrients helps you grow plants inside with ease.

1. Check locations around your home at different times of the day (and year) to see how much sunlight is provided. Know the light requirements of each of your potted plants before you choose a site.

2. Place the plants that need sun in bright areas of your house, and find darker areas for plants with low-light requirements. Rotate the pots weekly to prevent plants from growing toward a light source.

3. Check plants often to see if top 1 inch of soil is dry. Supply enough water to each indoor plant until it comes out the bottom of the pot.

4. Remove any remaining water under the indoor potted plants to prevent over-watering. Do not water again until needed.

5. Keep all plants away from drafty areas or registers. Set the temperature indoors cooler at night than in the daytime. Most indoor plants will grow at day temperatures up to 86 degrees Fahrenheit and night temperatures as low as 58 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Maintain 40 percent humidity indoors, especially during the winter months. Add humidity to the air with a humidifier or through misting the indoor plants with water.

7. Give the plants fertilizer on a regular monthly schedule during the growing season (spring through fall). Do no apply fertilizer when plants are not producing new growth. Use fertilizer designed specifically for indoor potted plants.

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Watering Indoor Plants

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Incorrectly watering indoor plants accounts for a large percentage of house plant losses. The most common question gardeners ask is, "How often should I water my plants?" There is not a simple answer to this question. There are several basic points to consider:

Plants with large or very thin leaves and those with fine surface roots usually require more frequent watering.

  • Plants in a warm, dry, sunny location need more frequent watering .
  • A large plant in a small pot will need water more often.
  • Flowering plants and rapidly growing plants dry out quickly.
  • Different soil mixes require different watering schedules.
  • Water evaporates quicker from the sides of a clay pot than from plastic pots.
  • Not all plants need the same amount of moisture; some like to dry out between watering, others need to be kept moist.

Tips and Warnings

  1. If you cover your plants with clear plastic bags, move the plants away from direct sun exposure to avoid overheating. Plants placed in white bags can be placed near windows because the white surface will reflect light without causing overheating.

  2. Water houseplants thoroughly and then place them in a cool spot in your garage or basement if you will only be gone for two or three days. Plants lose less moisture when kept in a cool area.

Indoor Gardening

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Indoor gardens can transform a stale room into a vibrant living space. House plants have been proven to clean and clear air in a house or apartment; plants are the other end of the gas exchange between flora and fauna, exhaling oxygen after res-pirating our CO2 emissions. In the process they do a huge part of filtering the air in your home.

While they do require a firm commitment for watering and feeding, plants can be a front-line against dust and allergens. In exchange, you can enjoy your indoor garden all year long, gaining both greenery and color in your interior design. There are varieties of plants that are suitable for indoor gardening; some require less attention than others, so take your schedule and commitment level into consideration when selecting your indoor plants.

Secret of successful indoor gardening is choosing right plant that suits your room temperature and climate. Here are some tips for you to choose right plant for your indoor gardening.

Sunlight: Sunlight is important for plants and flowering plants require more sunlight. While choosing plant for your indoor you need to decide where you are placing them and will they get adequate sunlight. Outdoor plants require 6 to 8 hours sunlight for better growth and indoor plants need 1 or 2 hours sunlight for its growth.

Avoid dark place: Avoid keeping your plants in dark place of your room and in the place where it gets more cool air such as cooler and air conditioner. If your room is setup with cooler or air conditioner, Keep plants near window where it gets sunlight or keep them outside for one or two hours a day.

Purchasing plant:  While purchasing indoor plants, select only those plants that will be able to grow in the climate and condition of your room. Purchase plants that appear pest free and with healthy foliage.

Time required: While choosing plant you need to know how much time you should spend to take care of your plant. Some plants needs more care and some other needs no extra care. While choosing plant for your indoor know the time required and whether you want to display them year round.

Irrigation is critical to indoor plant health. When watering potted plants get the soil wet beyond the surface. About 10 percent of the water should flow out the drain hole in the pot’s bottom. Lift the pot and empty runoff water collected in the saucer underneath. When extremely dry, soil pulls away from a pot’s edge. There can be runoff even though the potting medium absorbs very little moisture. Stick your index finger into soil by the plant. If it is not damp past the first knuckle, alternate watering and letting the plant sit and absorb moisture until the finger test shows dampness an inch or more below the surface.

Indoor plants, Gardening, Landscaping, Dubai, UAE