Hope you’re enjoying your new friend to hang out!
With frequent attention and care from its gardener, your houseplant will make
a good roommate for quite some time.
Besides, check out these plant care tips in order to help your indoor plant
settle into its new environment.
|Easy to grow in air-conditioned rooms between 65 and 80 degrees, your houseplant in its hanging planter is designed to decorate your indoor spaces. Ideally, place your hanging planter and houseplant close to a window, but it will also do well in low light. These plants are perfect for bathrooms or offices.|
|In terms of light, houseplants are generally sun-shy and like a location away from direct sunlight.
A bright and airy spot without direct sunlight, like a wall near a window, will be ideal.
|Always water the soil, not the plant, as water on its leaves might cause rot and discoloration.
Here’s how to do it: push the top dressing to the side, gently hold up the bottom leaves of your plant while carefully watering the soil beneath until it is fully and evenly soaked. Excessive water will drip from the draining hole, a sign that you’ve watered enough.
As a rule of thumb: only water again when your plant is thirsty, meaning, when the soil has completely dried out. Simply stick your finger in the soil on the edge of your planter – if the first inch of it is dry, it’s time to water again.
Water your plant approximately every 2 days, but try not to keep it too wet.
|The best soil for hanging houseplants is a compost-based potting mixture that retains moisture well but doesn’t dry out too quickly.|
|Fertilize your houseplant with a houseplant fertilizer once every 2-3 months to help it grow more quickly.|
|Your houseplant likes being indoors all year long.
In summer, your plants’ water needs might increase if you don’t live in an air-conditioned home.
In winter, you want to make sure that with dry air from heaters, your plant receives enough water.
|Once your houseplant grows too long, carefully trim the ends with clean scissors or a knife to whichever length you desire. You can either throw the remains away, or replant them in soil or water.|
Trouble in paradise?
|Leaves fall off||Mother Nature||The roots have probably filled the pot and have run out of space. Carefully lift the plant and check – if this is a problem, you can repot in a container one or two sizes larger with fresh soil.|
|White, cottony spots||Mealy bugs||Your plant most probably has been infected with mealy bugs. Simply dab the infected parts with an alcohol soaked cotton swab to remove the bugs. Your plant should recover easily.
|Black spots on the leaves||Overwatering||Your plants’ soil has been kept too wet. Reduce your watering and your plant should be ok.
|Dry, brown edges||Underwatering||Your plant was kept dry for too long. Give it a good shower, and start to water more frequently or increase the amount of water.|
|Loss of variegation (marbeled look)||Lack of light||This means that your plant needs a bit more light. Try moving it to a brighter spot.
|Leaves loose their color and become pale||Excess of light||Your plant is getting too much sun. Move it to a shadier location.|
Keep you plant happy, and it will do the same for you!
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