What are some indoor gardening tips

The top 10 indoor gardening tips

If you're looking to bring your much-needed greenery into your home, follow these guidelines from indoor gardening experts and Isabelle Palmer, whose latest book The House Gardener provides inspiration for miniature gardens anyone can do.

1. Position plants carefully - Choose plants that suit the environment, as even the most dedicated gardener will not allow a sun-loving plant to thrive in a cold, shady area. So make sure your plants are suitable for the light intensity and temperature of the room in which they will be placed.

2. Avoid Direct sunlight. Windowsills in direct sunlight are too hot for most house plants. Do not place indoor plants over direct heat sources, such as B. Radiators.

3. Avoid shady areas. Put you Make sure your houseplants have enough light to photosynthesize effectively operate .

4. Avoid extreme temperatures. Keep sensitive plants away from drafts as these reduce humidity.

5. Pot regularly - Try repotting your houseplants in larger pots every two years. This will ensure that they will not be weighed down and will thrive.

6. Be well equipped. Use the appropriate tools for indoor gardening. An elongated watering can and a mister to increase the humidity are essential for both reducing dust levels and dealing with pests and disease outbreaks. A fork with long handles and scissors are great for accessing difficult areas, while a sponge attached to a long handle will keep the glass containers clean.

7. Water with care - Do not over water houseplants; Adding drainage material to the bottom of the pot will help keep the roots ventilated and prevent them from drowning.

8. Winter rest - The Indoor plants should rest in winter and move to a cooler position. This is because most of the plants are inactive at this point and therefore don't need as much sunlight. You should also reduce the amount of water and food you provide as this can prevent diseases such as mold and root rot. Move the plants away from the windows as these areas will be too cold in winter.

9. Be vigilant. Learn to identify potential problems early on, before pest infestation or other physiological problems kill your plant. Danger signs of low humidity include, for example, flower buds that fall off, leaves wither and leaves with brown tips. Signs of high humidity are mold, rot, and soft growth.

10. Think long term - Some popular houseplant gifts only have a short growing period. So choose plants that will thrive longer if you have something to show off all year round.

Images courtesy of "The House Gardner"

Excerpt from Isabelle Palmer's Gardner house. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

From: ELLE Decor US