18 févr. 2019
Our 5 tips to keep your plants healthy!
Are you a fan of the urban jungle? You like to play with the codes by staging mixtures of green plants, vintage references and a bit kitsch, while associating touches of bright colors or objects with exotic patterns. Or are you more of a soul cook who can not live without his favorite herbs at your fingertips?
Here are our 5 tips for keeping your plants healthy!
1. Find the right spot
Ideally, plants should be placed in a bright place without being exposed to direct rays. They must be protected from drafts and away from any heating source. Concretely, we think first of the well-being of the plant before thinking about its decorative aspect and above all, we never put a green plant on a radiator or at the bottom of a dark room!
2. The right amount of water
If the soil is dry, it means that the plant needs water. On the other hand, if the soil is still wet, it is better to wait before watering it again. If you notice that the earth is peeling off the edge of the pot, then the plant is running out of water.
One thing is certain: make sure the plant is thirsty before watering it! It is ideal to water in the morning with water at room temperature.
Be careful though because each plant has different water needs! We advise you to inquire about the variety of your plant.
3. Fertilizer is so, so important
The most important thing to remember: plants need more care than outdoor plants, especially fertilizer because the soil in the pots can not generate the natural nutrients of the earth. The purchase of suitable substrate is therefore ideal to keep your plant healthy all year round.
As much as possible, opt for organic fertilizers rather than chemical fertilizers, it's better for our environment!
4. Repotting your plants
If you bought your plant in a plastic pot, do not just put it in a plant pot!
In the spring, get a pot of clay, a bag of clay balls and a bag of potting soil suitable for repotting. Water your plant under tap water and then let the water drain into your sink.
Spread a layer of 2 cm of clay balls at the bottom of your clay pot (to facilitate drainage) and add potting soil by digging a hole in the center of the mound. Remove the plant from its plastic pot by grabbing it by the stem at the level of the earth and gently push it into the hole. Finally, add a little soil to fill in the remaining holes. That's it !
5. Invest in a self-watering system
There are several kitchen gardens and smart pots on the market today. Some are more or less automated and will help you in the daily maintenance of your plants.
There are pots for indoor plants that have independent watering via a water pump or a watering by capillarity.
Small indoor gardens with LED lighting and self-watering for herbs are also handy for keeping your favorite condiments cool all year round.