We have specifically selected our range of houseplants to give you the best results in today’s homes. By providing a light space, adequate warmth, and ventilation as well as regular feeding and watering, you’ll be able to ensure that your houseplant thrives.
Houseplants prefer a well-lit, draught-free spot with an even temperature and good humidity. Most windowsills provide the ideal location if they are not directly over a radiator or other heat source and not subject to direct sun for more than a few hours a day. You will soon know if your plant is not happy where it is. For example, in low light, flowering plants will not bloom, and growth becomes pale and spindly. Therefore, you’ll just need to move it to a lighter position in the room. Remember that some indoor plants such as ferns will prefer a more shaded position, while cacti, succulents, and carnivorous plants like a bright windowsill. Orchids on the other hand will prefer bright, indirect light, fresh air, and high humidity.
Overwatering is probably the single main cause of houseplant demise. Aim to keep the compost moist but wait until it has almost dried out before watering again. Just stick your finger into the compost to check! While certain plants have specific needs, in general, water from above without wetting the leaves. Stand pots in saucers to allow excess water to drain away – do not let plants sit in water. Plants will normally need watering more often during their growing periods (spring and summer), than when they are dormant in winter. Tap water is fine for most houseplants, while some of the more specialist plants, such as orchids, bromeliads and carnivorous plants need to be watered with rainwater or distilled water in a particular manner to keep them permanently moist.
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