While most plants are quite apt to prosper indoors, they still need more or less the same conditions to grow as outdoor plants do: a good supply of fresh air, proper sunlight, water. and nutrients (usually found in fertilizer).
Below are a few points to keep your indoor garden robust and flourishing year-round.
- Ever notice how plants turn to face the source of sunlight? This is because the sun is the main source of their nutrition. Plant leaves change water and any nutrition they get (from the soil or from the sun) to food through photosynthesis. If it isn’t possible to keep your plants in a place where they’ll get adequate sunlight for at least a couple of hours every day, you should consider purchasing a couple of indoor gardening lights. Indoor gardening lights provide enough ultraviolet light specifically to nourish the plants, so regular lights won’t do the job.
- Provide sufficient room temperature water to your plants. Do not over water them. Just as many plants die from overwatering than underwatering. Follow this rule of thumb: test the soil like you test a cake. Stick a knitting needle (or similar object) into a plant container. If the needle goes in with ease, the soil is just the right dampness, if not, slightly increase the quantity of water.
- Fertilizers are hugely important. Add a scoop of indoor plant fertilizer to your plant pot once every two weeks or so. Used tea leaves are also a very great source of nutrition to your plant.