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How To Make Indoor Plants Grow Healthy

Hydroponic Systems

 Most plants that people grow inside their houses are hybrids of different plant species that actually grow wild in some parts of the world.  Therefore, you must create certain conditions in your house that are similar to their original environment to make them healthy.  All plants need water, fresh air and sunlight to grow.  Their watering and fertilizing needs also differ from season to season.  Thus, it is necessary that you exert some extra to make sure that the growing requirements of your indoor plants are met.


 In watering indoor plants, there is in fact no specific or fast rule.  But it is much better to maintain the plants on a slightly dry condition than over-watered.  Most house grown plants die due to over watering than from other causes. Don’t leave your plants sitting on a saucer of water for a long time.

 Tap water is treated with chlorine to make it safe for human consumption. But for plants, chlorine may cause some serious damages. So, it would be best if you put water in an open container and let it sit there for at least 1 day before using it for watering. By doing so you are allowing the chemicals to evaporate and dissipate from the water. It will also bring the water to room temperature.


 The amount of sunlight the plants get significantly affects their life cycle. You must make sure that your indoor plants are getting enough light. If you notice a lanky growth, lack of luster and paler foliage in your plants, they are most likely not receiving enough light. When your plants appear to be getting insufficient light, do whatever it takes to give more light intensity for them. You can do this by placing them near your window.    

Temperature, Humidity and Air

Temperature and humidity also affect the general health of your plants. Most indoor plants would prefer more moisture than be exposed to very dry temperatures. Although, plants would much rather choose a warmer condition, they have to pick the lesser of two evils, cold temperature or lack of humidity. If you want to see your plants grow, keep the temperature as low as possible but never place them below 50 degrees. 

Most indoor plants would surely die when the temperature shoots up above 67° F because at this point, the humidity levels quickly drops. You can increase humidity by putting your plants on a shallow tray that contains moistened pebbles. Misting the plants frequently will also give them more moisture. 

But there are also plants that are exempted from the rule because they prefer warmer or drier conditions. African violets will seize blooming, Poinsettias may loose their leaves and Gardenia leaves may turn yellow when placed in a temperature lower than 60°.


You can also use certain plant boosters that can help your plants grow healthy such as indoor wilt guard products. You can also choose to use different plant growing techniques. Hydroponic systems for example, can provide all the necessary nutrients that your plants need in order to grow.


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