Flowers and green plants not only enhance the beauty of any home or office decor but they also help us carry on a healthy life. According to a research by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) the common houseplants are powerful, natural air cleaners. So proper care of your plants and flowers ensure a good health for you too. Except love and care there are some more necessities of a plant or flowers that need to be satisfied. Care for plants is all about how best you satisfy those very needs.
To pay proper attention to the plants nobody needs a green thumb – in fact, plants and flowers don’t demand much at all. With just fulfilling the basic needs such as lighting, watering, and temperature, your plant will be a great source of pleasure for you for many months to come.
Knowing how to take care of plants and flowers keeps them healthy and thriving. In this course a couple of generalized gardening books may also help you. Because Without proper attention, the plant will die or its growth will be stunted. The natural habitat of a plant is not exactly indoors it. In an artificial environment like your house or home, the plants and flowers look up to you only for all of their requirements. You must be known to all the basic elements that plants and flowers need for their growth. Many plants and flowers differ in the quality and quantity of these needs that they must have in order to grow successfully. Some plants grow in low light and some grow in shining sunlight only. Some plants need more care than others, but all plants depend only on you for all their necessities and need your time.
Here are some general care instructions for plants and flowers are given without specifying the type.
Plant soil should be kept moist at all times but water the plant in such a way that excess water runs out from the bottom of the pot into a sink, bucket or saucer. Each plant has a different water need. There is no definite guideline that tells you how much a plant needs water so experience is the best judge for watering. You may also use water monitoring meter that you stick in the soil to check the moistness of the soil for accurate results. Plants should not be allowed to dry out or wilt, also make sure that you don’t over water the plants and also avoid wetting plant leaves.
Light is a major factor in the process of photosynthesis and we must not forget that plants make their food through this process. So Place the plant according to their proper light need.
It is wise to allow your plants to acclimatize first when you bring them home, by putting them in proper shade, and then gradually bringing them into their suitable lighting. It is best to plant flowers on an overcast day.
One should fertilize the plants once in fourteen days. Fertilizers containing a balanced amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N: P: K) must be used. These are the three elements most essential for the proper growth of all plants. Some flowers and plants need a specific type of fertilizers while others can use the all plant food variety. It is better to have some knowledge about the fertilizer that is to be used for your plants from a florist.