one Put a kitchen sponge in the bottom of the pot
It’s simple: when transplanting a plant into a new pot, put an ordinary kitchen sponge on the bottom. It will absorb unwanted water if you sometimes overfeed the flower with water, and at the same time store it to feed the roots if you suddenly forget about watering. In one fell swoop, the two most important problems of novice flower growers are solved.
2 Periodically turn the pot to the light
A simple life hack: periodically turn the pot in place so that all the leaves get enough light. It is important not to move the plant to another place, but to turn the pot over. A radical change can harm the flower. The frequency of such rotations can be chosen independently, for example, with every second watering, change the position of the pot by half.
3 «Read» to the plant
Yes, this rather strange advice works. Although not literally. Of course, the flower is indifferent to the content of your book or magazine. It’s all about the breathing process. On exhalation, a person releases carbon dioxide into the air — this is known even to a schoolboy. CO2 is needed for photosynthesis, just like water.
Another reason to read next to a flower is to check the light levels. If you have enough natural light for comfortable reading, the flower is probably not lacking either. But if not, it’s time to think about buying special lamps for plants. However, this is not true for all types of flowers. Everyone has their own needs for the amount and brightness of light.
four Use coffee and tea as fertilizer
Coffee and tea as a top dressing have been used for a long time. Some bring them in dry form, others add the remains of tea leaves and coffee grounds to the soil. Natural fertilizers help flowers absorb useful minerals from the soil, and also saturate it with nitrogen. There are also limitations that are important to be aware of when using tea and coffee as fertilizers: tea dries the soil, and coffee slightly acidifies it. However, the latter may also be relevant for acid-loving varieties (for example, azaleas, lilies).
5 Make drainage with pebbles
Florists say that any plant needs drainage. For drainage, specially designed materials are used, for example, drainage expanded clay, but it can also be made from pebbles — put it on the bottom of the pot. Pebbles will keep the roots from constantly getting wet in the water and protect them from rotting.
6 Use hydrogen peroxide
There are several advantages to using ordinary hydrogen peroxide to care for indoor flowers. It helps to get rid of pests, prevents root rot and accelerates flowering. In order not to harm, follow the correct proportions. In one liter of water for irrigation, dilute 20 ml of peroxide and use the mixture. It can also be sprayed on plants.
7 «Support» the spreading shoots of the plant with wall hooks
And no, it is not necessary to drill the walls and screw nails into them. Similar to the method of attaching paintings and posters, use Command hooks.
eight Water the flowers with vegetable broth and water left over from boiling eggs.
Keep the egg water and the water left over from cooking the vegetables. Let it cool to room temperature and use it to water indoor plants. The secret is that these «broths» are rich in nutrients that will be useful for the development of plants.
9 Use a sauce pipette not only in the kitchen
A pipette, which is used in cooking in order to pour sauce over a dish, is also useful in crop production. With its help, you can easily squeeze out excess water from the pot without diluting the dirt, if you know that you overdid it with watering.