Bringing plants into your space is a great way to liven up your one bedroom apartment, but not everyone is born with a green thumb; we’re speaking from experience here! To avoid future indoor gardening mishaps, we’ve compiled the top 5 tips you need to keep plants thriving in any indoor climate.
Set a Watering Schedule
If you’re like us, watering your plants has been somewhat of an afterthought. And by the time you remember to water, your plant might be looking a little worse for the wear. Set a watering schedule based on your plants watering needs (add a standing appointment to your calendar) and you’ll be better prepared to tend to your plant on a more regular basis.
Speaking of Watering…
Did you know that it’s not just the roots that need to be watered? Humidity helps keep plants happy and green. Be sure to spritz the leaves and stems when you water the roots. Just a little sprinkle of water will do!
Drainage Is Key
Every plant is different when it comes to soil but the proper drainage is necessary no matter what you’re growing. Potted plants should have rocks or other drainage material to help combat root rot.
Adjust Your Light
When you purchase a plant, your local gardening store employee should be able to offer some more insight into how much light the plant needs. Most plants will be categorized into three needs: full sun, partial sun, or shade. If your plant is looking brown on the leaves or seems to be shrinking in size, it may simply just not be getting the right amount of light.
Change the Temperature
Temperature is a huge factor for plant growth – too cold or too warm and a plant’s growth can suffer. Make sure that plants are sitting in the 60 degrees F – 85 degrees F range. Be sure to factor in light exposure as well, which can definitely increase temperatures that plants are exposed to.
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