Posted on Sep 08, 2008 | Comments 4
Plant growth is a process where a plant increases in its size and number of leaves. There is not much to know about plant growth for growing plants in the house.
All that requires is proper plant care. Remember that the more you care your indoor plants, the better the plants growth will be.
Therefore, it is essential for you to know about the needs of the plant for a proper plant growth so that the plant stays healthy and alive.
In general, the needs of the indoor plants are much less than you usually offer the outdoor plants.
The essentials of a plant growth
Focusing on the essentials of the plant growth will make you grow any kind of plant, as the art of gardening moves around these factors.
Temperature: As different plants need different conditions to grow well, you need to consider the range of its temperature.
As an ideal rule, temperatures ranging between 65 to 75 F in the daytime and 60 to 65 degrees at nighttime are optimum. The temperature range fluctuates according to the plant, but it is the common range.
Remember that growing the plants in the areas where temperature changes rapidly, either colder or hotter, can damage your indoor plants. A plant placed at a hotter temperature than it requires can become small and weak.
On the other hand, if you place the plant in a very cool temperature, then the leaves will attain a yellowish look and can fall off easily. So, always check the temperature by placing a thermometer next to your plant and make appropriate changes.
Water: When it comes to watering a plant, it differs significantly according to the plant needs. The amount of water requirement for a plant depends on everything from the type of the plant to its pot size and humidity level in the house.
Remember that over watering can kill the plant or turn the leaves into yellow. So, while watering the plants, use water with the same temperature as the room.
Lighting: The most basic element for a plant is light. So how much light does a plant requires? As most of the houses do not have enough lighting for a plant to grow, ensure to consider this element prior to starting an indoor gardening.
Also, depending on the lighting of your house, select the plants for indoor gardening. On the other hand, use artificial lights to help plants get more sunlight than you can provide within the house.
Nutrients: For a healthy plant growth, proper nutrition is most essential. Nitrogen, potash and phosphorous are the basic chemical elements for plant nutrition. The plant also extracts hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon from air and water.
From soil, it extracts macronutrients — nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, sulfur, and magnesium. However, the plant takes these nutrients through processes such as photosynthesis.
Air: It is the primary essential for a successful plant growth. More specifically, plants use air that is composed of carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen where these elements acts as nutrients for plant growth. More plant care is necessary for those plants that are in closed environments such as indoor garden or potty plants.
Pots of the plant: For putting a plant in a pot, select the one that effectively allows the water to drain out of the pot. Also, do repotting from time to time. The best way to identify repotting time is appearance of roots in the drainage holes or cracks around the edges of the pot.
On the other hand, if you are using a used pot for putting a plant, clean the pot thoroughly to remove the bacteria (if any).
Pest control: Control the pests from damaging the indoor plants using pest control products such as powder sulfur, spider mite control and many more. These can surely meet the needs of your indoor garden and keeps the plants healthy and hygienic.
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