Gardening

Buying and Selling House Plants

If you are looking for some plants to add to your home, it is important to know their temperature requirements. Most indoor plants need a temperature of 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 24 degrees Celsius) for the best growth. Excessive heat will cause the leaves to collapse. Keep them away from vents and entryways. To care for your plants, mix peat moss with horticultural sand or perlite. Apply water-soluble fertilizers every two weeks.

For houseplants, a cool, shady area should be preferred. During the summer, it is recommended to remove your houseplants from their outdoor location to a shady spot. Water your houseplants daily to remove dust, which will clog the pores of the leaves, preventing proper light and gas exchange. When moving houseplants, check for signs of pests and insects, and apply insect repellent or water.

If you love orchids and are looking for a houseplant that will complement your home and add some color, you may want to invest in a cymbidium orchid. This plant grows on a stem in a long, thin stalk, with feathery leaves. The flowers are pink pompon flowers with stamens. The plant is a perennial shrub, but can be treated as an annual. The best part is, you can get them from Harriet, who will deliver them right to your door via a bike!

To care for your indoor plants, you should regularly feed them with fertilizer. Fertilizers are not necessary for all plants. Plants without new growth need less fertilizer than those with more new growth. Fertilizing plants in the winter and spring is more appropriate for those with lighter-colored leaves than dark green ones. You can fertilize your house plants every two weeks. However, you should avoid fertilizing your plants more than twice a year.

Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects that feed on the plant’s juices. If your houseplants have a large population of these insects, you may need to treat them regularly with insecticides. The most effective method is to use insecticidal soap. Use two teaspoons in one gallon of water. This solution is effective for the plants that are hardened off in an interior environment. It is recommended that you do not place newly-grown plants in the compost pile or compost.

You can multiply plants by cuttings, seeds, or grafting. Generally, new plants produced from cuttings will be identical to the parent plant, retaining the unique characteristics of the parent plant. You can also propagate plants from seeds, but they will have different characteristics than the ones you started with. So, if you want to keep your plants for a long time, try propagating them by cuttings. It is much easier and less costly than you might think!

Acclimatization is the process by which plants adapt to their new environment. The key to a healthy indoor plant’s growth is high light, water, and nutrition. Indoor plants also need high temperatures and high relative humidity. Low light and low humidity will result in a stressful experience for plants. This is why acclimatization is essential. Once your plants have acclimated properly, you can transfer them to a permanent location. Then, wait for a few weeks for them to adjust to the new environment.