Care for Houseplants

  1. Watering: Houseplants need water to survive, but too much or too little can harm them. Check the soil every few days and water only when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Use a watering can or a cup to pour water gently over the soil until it drains out the bottom of the pot.

  2. Sunlight: Most houseplants need sunlight to grow, but too much direct sunlight can damage their leaves. Place the plant in a spot where it can get bright, indirect sunlight for several hours each day.

  3. Temperature: Most houseplants prefer temperatures between 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid placing them in areas with extreme temperatures or drafts.

  4. Soil: Houseplants grow best in soil that is moist, but well-draining. Choose a high-quality potting soil and make sure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating in the soil.

  5. Fertilizing: Houseplants need nutrients to thrive, but too much fertilizer can harm them. Use a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) and skip fertilizing during the dormant season (fall and winter).

  6. Pruning: Some houseplants may need pruning to maintain their shape or remove dead leaves. Use a clean pair of scissors or pruning shears to snip off the dead or damaged parts of the plant.

  7. Pest control: Houseplants can sometimes attract pests like spider mites or aphids. Regularly inspect your plants for signs of pests and remove them immediately if you find any. You can also use insecticidal soap or other natural pest control methods to keep your plants healthy.