Indoor plants filled with color and life to stay, but not always easy to remain alive and looking good. We give good advice for indoor plants remain beautiful for a long time.The houseplants filled with color and life to stay, but not always easy to remain alive and looking good. In principle it is only necessary to provide the right blend of water, light and temperature. We give good advice for indoor plants remain beautiful for a long time.

Light

Plants can not live without light. Install your houseplants in the most luminous of the house, near windows. The ideal exposure of indoor plants is near a window facing east. In winter, when the light is less intense, place your plants less than 1.50 m from windows that receive the most light possible. The artificial light (fluorescent or mercury lamps or sodium) permit that can be placed on sites with less light.

Note that: too much sun can burn the leaves. Protects plant sunlight and cut the damaged parts. If you do not have enough light plant stems grow disproportionately and yellow leaves.
Clean often leaves your plants because dust causes a display effect to the light. the temperature Most plants withstand the temperature inside the apartment. But be careful with over-heating because dry. Do not place the pots near radiators. Beware of the high temperatures that dry air. Ideally, you have 20 ° C. Most plants appreciate a drop of several degrees in winter (between 15 and 18 ° C), and a variation of 3.2 ° C between the day and night. It is therefore necessary that the furnace is equipped with a thermostat regulator. Avoid drafts, can harm plants and cause thermal shock damage them. In the summer you can place the plants on the balcony or in the garden, but take outside prevents small or fragile plants.

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Air humidity or humidity

Most indoor plants need 70 to 90% humidity, something impossible in an apartment. To remedy this problem, you can place a humidifier near your plants. Another solution: place the pots in trays filled with clay pebbles and water. When water evaporates create a humid atmosphere around the plant.
When it is hot or if the heating because the temperature is higher than 20 ° C, often vaporizes the foliage of your plants with water.

Please note: if the humidity is low, the foliage turns yellow and falls off, the edges of the leaves blacken and growth dims. Plenty of water vaporizes insisting on the reverse side.

Irrigation

There are no rules: watering houseplants humidity varies with the temperature. Here are some tips:
First choose preferably earthenware pots rather than plastic pots. They allow the roots to breathe and as land has to dry between each watering, it allows not necessary to water the plants as often.
Not water too! A plant survives best if you lack water if you water too much. Once every 15 days is enough for plants with thick stems or trunks, and once a week for the other. Expects the surface of the soil is dry before watering. Use water limestone, and an hour after watering empty the remaining water from the dish under the pot. Place balls of clay or stones in the bottom of the pot.

Please note: in case of excess or lack of irrigation, the plant wilts and yellow foliage. In that case the earth removed. In the opposite case, let dry and transplantation land to another container. And Compost: You pay them every 15 days during the growing season, from March to September. Respect the dosage written on the packaging. Transplanted into another pot when the roots of the plants are too large, grow or bloom shortly. Choose a pot with a diameter up to 2 or 3 cm more than the last. Transplanting should be carried out preferably in late winter. The size: it is often enough to cut off the leaves and stems dry. The Guardian puts a tutor that allows plants sustain very high.