Fertilizer for indoor plants

Fertilizer for indoor plants

Most flowers, especially those grown in pots and planters, benefit from all-purpose plant food. Some flowers and flowering shrubs such as roses, azaleas and rhododendrons, however, may require an additional fertilizer or more frequent application. Similarly, most vegetables grow well with all-purpose fertilizers, but there are some varieties that benefit from the addition of extra nutrients, such as nitrogen. For houseplants, the formula of nutrients is somewhat standard, though …

Indoor Plants That Love Shade

Indoor Plants That Love Shade

I look back to the dreaded days of my childhood, when watering my mother’s potted plants were a chore. It was not until 3 years ago, when I finally got a place of my own, that I could truly appreciate the art that is gardening. It started with a, “you need more color in this room, ” comment, 4 succulents, an exotic twisty trunk tree, and our living Christmas tree. My mom loves my new found interest. So she’s gifted me a couple of money trees and just recently a japonica plant …

Plants you can grow indoors

Plants you can grow indoors

You don’t need a hydroponic growing system to have fresh homegrown food even as the snow falls. Some vegetables need less light than others, some do not need to be pollinated, and others don’t need the heat of summer. 1. Greens Pretty versatile and undemanding, greens are easy to grow indoors and do not require much space or light. Since they are a ‘cut and come again’ crop, you can harvest what you need all winter long. 2. Herbs A kitchen window sill is a common place to find …

Top indoor plants for winter

Top indoor plants for winter

Many of us use tropical plants in containers to embellish our homes indoors. We call these plants houseplants,but most plants only tolerate living inside our homes. They would be happier outside. Tony O. Champagne / The Times-Picayune That s precisely what many of us do during the summer, when warm weather conditions make it possible to move them. When placed out of doors on decks, patios, porches and balconies, they make those areas look even nicer. And the plants love it. A …

Indoor plants mold allergies

Indoor plants mold allergies

A few days ago, we looked at an article about the benefits of houseplants in improving indoor air quality. Indoor pollution like VOC s and other toxins can be broken down and minimized by houseplants, improving indoor air quality. Today s question addresses another aspect of keeping houseplants – their affect on a mold-allergy sufferer. Q: I recently found out I m allergic to mold. Could house plants be a cause? A: Yes. House plants can grow mold. By themselves, houseplants generally …

Indoor plant Big green leaves

Indoor plant Big green leaves

Wondering where this plant got its name? Look for the dark brown markings on its leaves and you ll notice a cross pattern. It doesn t mind being a little potbound, but do stop it from completely drying out. Here s a tip: If you see brown, crispy leaf edges, give the plant more humidity. If you see yellowing or browning leaves, cut back on the amount of water you give it. Why We Love It: It s an old-fashioned plant that reminds us of our grandmothers. Plus, it s extra easy to grow …

Plants for indoor Gardening

Plants for indoor Gardening

1. You must prevent your herbs roots from rotting if you want productive plants. Repot your herbs with a well-draining soil mix. Specialty cactus-growing mediums work great because they are designed to drain extremely well, but you can also mix sand into a soilless medium using a 1-to-4 ratio. Make sure you allow the soil to dry down to about your second knuckle between waterings. Fertilize your plants once a month with diluted fish fertilizer (don t worry, the smell goes away …

Indoor plants Dracaena Massangeana

Indoor plants Dracaena Massangeana

Summary: Dracaena fragrans the “corn plant”, grown in many forms, usually multiple plants of staggered heights, hardy indoors when acclimated. Fragrans is the solid green variety of Dracaena we often call the corn plant. The fragrans flower gave the plant its name from the sweet-smelling flowers it occasionally produced. The different forms and varieties make the dracena plant one of the most popular groups of houseplants grown today. They are also among the best of all interior …

Indoor plants for artificial light

Indoor plants for artificial light

Gardening is one of my favorite past times. I love being able to harvest the fruits/vegetables of my labor. Even though there is plenty of harvesting yet to do this year, winter will be here before you know it. Looking at my garden I can tell what worked and what didn’t work so well and based on this year’s harvest I will decide what to plant for next season. I use to purchase plants from nurseries. This got pretty expensive when I was planting 20 tomato plants, 8 green/red pepper …

Decorative Pots for indoor plants

Decorative Pots for indoor plants

Choosing the right pot or decorative container is very important and can sometimes be a challenge. The look of your plant will greatly depend on what pot it is set in. In fact, the style you want your plant to give mostly depends on its pot. The same plant set in a rattan basket or in a slick tall pot will have 2 completely different looks, one will fit in a natural, organic setting and the other in a contemporary one. Size. It is important to differentiate the grow pot in which …