How to care of plants

A simple guide to help you understand how to take of plants at your home garden or balcony | 2019

Plants are very helpful and add beauty to your home decor. Both indoor plants and outdoor plants are essential as they not only add on beauty to your house but they also play an important role in purifying your surrounding air. Isn’t it fascinating they are the natural Air Purifiers. So why not build your own paradise at your home? They are easy to care and maintain.

It is very much essential to take follow these steps in order to maintain health of your plant. Here are few necessary steps and conditions through which you can take proper care of your plants.

1. Watering

It is very much necessary to maintain the balance of water for indoor and outdoor plants. Too much of water will cause roots to rot or if your pour less water the plant will dry out. So you need to understand the specific amount of water needed to the plant considering the climate. The specific amount of water will also vary from types of plants. Here are some tips that we would like to share with you for watering your plants.

correct watering method for seeds and saplings
Watering Seeds & Saplings

    In the first week after sowing the seeds, use spray bottle only for watering purpose. Do not use hosepipe, watering can etc.

    correct method of watering plants

    Watering Plants

      Plants are best watered in the morning/ late evening. In summer and dry climates water twice a day. Use ‘Finger Test’ to determine when to water. Use hosepipe or watering cans.

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      2. Light Condition

      Light is very much essential for the plant so make sure you place it at a best location where the plant will get enough sunlight. If you have a table near a window, then it will be the best location for the plant to be placed. The light condition depends upon the type of a plant. Most of the indoor plants require light and make sure you do not keep them in the dark room. So depending upon the type of plant we have few tips for you. 

      Light condition for indoor plants

      Indoor

      For all indoor / semi shade plants, please place the pot/plant in the area where indirect sunlight is available. (Not in dark room)

       

      Light condition for outdoor plants

      Outdoor

        For all outdoor plants place it in the area where direct sunlight is available. (at least 5-6 hrs daily)

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        3. Weeding & Diseases

        Weeds grow faster than any plant so it is possible that they may grow up overnight and may impact on health of your plant. So it is very much essential to take care of it. You need to keep an eye on your plant and pop up the weed whenever you see them growing in the pot.

        correct weeding method

        Weeding

        Remove all the weeds from it’s roots to avoid it’s reaccurance. Make sure you are not disturbing the soil too much.

         

          Pests and diseases of plants

          Pest & Diseases

            The noticeable sign of a pest or a disease is discolouration or holes in the leaf. Upon noticing, pluck the diseased leaf from plant to stop it from spreading. Use pests control measures if required.

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            4. Fertigation

            Fertigation provides essential nutrient supplies to your plant and are required to used as soil additives. We recommend using organic fertilizers for your plants as they are safe and will not cause any kind of harm to your garden.

            Soild and Liquid Fertigation

            Solid Fertilizers / Liquid Fertilizers

              Organic fertilizers are safe to use & do not cause harm. fertilizers supply enough nutrients directly to the root system which help plant grow and bloom.

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              5. Helpful Tips

                • Use pesticide preventive organic neem oil spray for every 15 days.
                    • Snip the remains of flower when gets dry.
                        • Re-pot the plant every year for maintaining health and growth.
                            • Check the media before watering the plant.
                                • Cleaning of dust from the leaves.
                                    • Using organic soil additives - Soil Sattava 1-2 teaspoons every 15 days.