Indoor plants bring home a unique touch of nature that makes your home alive. Indeed, by the virtue of only a few indoor plants, you can give your home a completely new look and make it much fresher and more welcoming. 

However, although there are so many benefits that plants bring to us, growing and maintaining them can sometimes be challenging. This is because indoor plants require love, care, and attention. In other words, there are a number of things you have to take care of in order to grow a healthy houseplant. 

To that end, here is a list of some useful care tips on how to grow healthy and vibrant indoor plants.

Proper watering

In order to grow such a houseplant that will astonish all your guests, you need to take several important steps that help your plant to grow well. The first and foremost tip is to provide your plant with proper watering. 

Although this may sound simple, it actually requires more skill and knowledge than you might have thought. For instance, some plants require less water than the others, such as the astonishing Lilium auratum, while, on the other hand, a surplus of water can even have a detrimental effect on other plants, since roots can rot because they are soaked in the water for a prolonged time period. Therefore, based on what type of plant you’re growing, make sure you find out what type of plant it is and how much water it requires, then water accordingly. This is important because a proper water dosage will promote better growth and development of your plant.

Carefully provide them with enough light

Light is essential for the growth and development of your plants, so make sure you provide them with enough of it. Ideally, your plant should be exposed to enough sunlight on its leaves, or the whole body, while the roots should be kept in shade. Nevertheless, you should know that plants vary in the sunlight requirements, so there is no universal rule, so you should rather adapt your light conditions to your plant. For example, plants thrive on the stark daily sunlight, while with the others mild morning sunlight works best. Likewise, an important light factor is the position of your plant, i.e., whether it is closely next to the window, or it is rather far from it. Based on this, the light intensity is graded. 

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Choose the most suitable container for your plant

Choosing the most suitable pot for your plant can be essential to its growth. A common mistake is that people change pots frequently. However, this can be very harmful to the plants since the pot changing can be very stressful for them. This is because each time you take them out from the pot, you can very easily damage their roots. Plants’ roots develop from strong roots to very sensitive and subtle ones. These tiny root endings are extremely fragile and sensitive to any type of pot changing. For this reason, ideally, you should know how much your plant can grow, and then choose a big enough pot for it in advance. This way, you will spare your plant the stress that comes with relocation from one pot to another. 

Use good-quality potting soil

By the means of good-quality soil, you can certainly enhance the growth of your plant. However, some species can thrive even in low nutrient soil, so based on the type of your plant, make sure you use a proper portion of soil that is rich in nutrients. 

Keep a balanced humidity level

A balanced humidity level is the next to keep point that ensures your plant can thrive. However, as with other tips, some plant species have such a nature that they can thrive in hot and dry places with minimal moisture levels. To this end, for instance, too much humidity could have a bad effect on it, since it does not match its nature, i.e., the conditions in which it can develop well. On the other hand, some plants require higher levels of humidity, so if not provided with it, they can dry fast. In any case, always make sure you distance your plants from heat sources. 

Control pests

Finally, you should know that pests prey on your plants all the time, so make sure you are in control of them. You can achieve this by a regular inspection of your plants.

Plants do make our homes and lives happier, livelier, and more colorful. However, there are some necessary steps that you should take in order to help it thrive. So make sure you consider some of the tips on how to provide your houseplants with the best care!