GUIDE TO KNOWLEDGE AND CARE OF PLANTS
KNOW THE PLANTS IN YOUR HOUSE AND LEARN NOT TO MAKE THEM DIE
Is there a green thumb? Difficult question to answer but in principle I would say yes, in the sense that there are people who have a particular sensitivity towards everything that is green and manage to make it thrive without much effort. Think about it, I had a friend who, although plants were her passion and she dedicated a lot of time and money to them, well ... she managed to kill even the plastic plants! The question that arises spontaneously then is: "But then, for me, is there no possibility of cultivating anything?". The answer is certainly negative because, however, without going to extremes, it is possible, with a little attention, the right indications and above all the appropriate plants, to have your own green corner that fills us with pride just seeing it.
With the information that I will now give you, you will be able to have magnificent plants, know what they need and have the maximum of their beauty.
You will find everything you need to know in this guide
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Now that you have chosen the plant to buy, follow the instructions below:
- search for your plant in the plant encyclopedia and carefully read its cultivation sheet;
- get to know parasites and diseases that could affect your plant;
Where you've done all this, read now briefly, the quick tips below ...
Eight basic tips for the survival of your plants
- regardless of the type of plant, always place it in a position where it can receive good light (read here to know why light is so important for plants). A little light causes stunted plants to grow and in species with variegated leaves it makes them lose their mottling;
- avoid environments that are too dry. Most of the ornamental plants are of tropical origin, therefore plants of warm and humid environments. The humidity in our homes drops drastically in winter due to the heating so you have to be careful to use humidifiers or keep bowls with water near the plants;
- keep the plants away from cold drafts, thus avoiding keeping them too close to doors and windows;
- do not drown them: many people believe that the more water they administer, the better the plants are. Nothing more false. For most of the plants it is necessary to wait for the soil to dry before proceeding with the next watering and to differentiate the watering between winter and summer: in winter they should be watered much less than in summer;
- remember that, apart from succulents, most plants cannot survive long periods of drought so don't forget to water them;
- watch out for fertilizations that must be careful especially if you have recently repotted. In fact, in this case the plant already has a good supply of nutritional elements so the fertilizations must be very modern. In any case, it is important to read the plant cultivation data sheets to know how it should be fertilized because each plant has its own needs;
- check for parasites especially mites during the winter as they love the dry environments typical of our homes in winter;
- do not repot a plant you have just bought because it seems to you that the pot is too small or the land not very rich because probably the nurseryman "had to save" ... A newly bought plant that arrives in our hands, is passing through the greenhouse and the careful care of a professional (therefore from an almost idyllic setting) in your care! Beyond that, our home will never be able to guarantee the light, temperature and humidity that a greenhouse offered it. So already she has to adapt to the new situation and if we add to this also a change of the earth in a moment so delicate for her ... Well, I would not like to be in the place of the plant. Therefore my advice is: for a year, let's keep it as we bought it and only the following season let's worry about repotting, if necessary.
I hope these indications will help you to grow your plants in the best way.Since we update our site very often, follow us on our Facebook page, to always know the news.