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Houseplant Pottery Tips



We thought we would put together some of our best houseplant pot tips to help you keep all the indoor potted plants you have healthy & happy thru the Winter months.Most are just simple reminders!

Bug Proof Houseplants - To discourage pests from preying on potted house plants, steep 2 TBS lemon peel in 4 cups of boiling water. Strain the mixture, let cool and spray on leaves. The citrus oil from the lemons repels insects without doing any harm to the plants.

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Water Potted Houseplants half as often!  You love how leafy green potted plants brighten up the house, but thanks to dry indoor heat, you have had to water them nearly every day.

That is because much of the water evaporates before the plant can absorb it. Corks to the rescue.  Use a food processor to grind up 8 to 12 corks, then mix them into your pots top soil.

The air filled cork cells will absorb excess water and slowly release it as the soil dries out, cutting your watering duties in half.
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Filtering your indoor air without a filter
!  Indoor pollution levels can be more than 100 times higher than outdoors, particularly when the outdoor windows are closed all Winter long.

Your typical
potted houseplant can remove up to 87% of indoor air toxins within 24 hours.  The most effective are spider plants.  Give it a go!
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Put a potted plant on your desk.  Low indoor humidity, a hallmark of colder months, can speed the evaporation of tears by up to 99%. This leaves the eye's surface vulnerable to airborne irritants such as ozone and formaldehyde, which are readily produced by laser printer and other office equipment.

Luckily, leafy potted plants can reduce a rooms pollution level by 97% within 50 minutes.
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Perk up dull potted houseplants.  If your potted indoor plants need a little pick me up, give them a quick rubdown with the white side of a banana peel.  The skins rough texture will gently buff away dust, while it's naturals oils with moisturize the plant.
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Post Last Updated: 12/19/2016 10:16:24 AM 

Keys To Growing Healthy Indoor Houseplants



 How to grow healthy indoor houseplants

Growing potted houseplants is a hobby that can be enjoyed by everyone. You donít need to get green thumb gardening to keep them healthy.  If you notice most designer photographs show a room that always has a houseplant in a decorative container. That is because they offer color, warmth and a touch of love and, make any area come alive.

When purchasing a new plant at your local home and garden center or nursery, make sure it is healthy. This is not the time to nurture a sick plant back to health. Look for lush green leaves, moist soil and plump stems.  Nothing dry, slimy or black is healthy.

Houseplants donít need a lot of attention but they do need, light, water & fertilizer.

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Sunlight is the standard which all light is compared.  Make sure you potted houseplants are near a sunny area, and make sure that they arenít in a drafty window or near a hot wood stove.  Temperature is important.  Try to use a potting mix that helps the soil hold water and nutrients.  Water according to the directions.  Improper watering is the most frequent reason indoor plants die.  Remember, itís always better to underwater than over water.  Establish a schedule to help make this task easier.

Lastly, donít underestimate the importance of fertilizer.  Soil loses its nutrients over time so if you want to keep your indoor potted plants healthy for the long term then fertilize on a regular basis. 

When it comes to selecting a garden container to pot in we have a few basic recommendations.  Always use a pot with a drain hole, clay is porous and breathes, and always go with a bit larger than needed so the roots have room to expand.

By understanding these basics houseplant needs, your plants will grow healthy and lovely for a very long time.


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Post Last Updated: 12/27/2016 11:29:43 AM 



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