How to Care For Indoor Plants
Health Benefits of Indoor Plants
Bringing the outside inside and filling your house with greenery not only looks good, it can make you feel good too. Having indoor plants around the home improves your well-being, makes you feel more relaxed and positive about life. Plants are also nature’s air purifiers, so just a few plants in a room can significantly increase air quality.
Studies* have shown that 1 plant in a medium sized room (4mx5m) will produce 25% cleaner air and a little bit more mental wellbeing, 5 plants in that same room, will produce 75% cleaner air and 60% more mental wellbeing.
A variety of sizes and species is the key to success!
*research through RMIT University, for more information visit http://www.plantlifebalance.com.au/the-science/
Plants with big bold foliage like the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) or Swiss Cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa), give the room an instant jungle feel and create drama in a space.
Or you might like to add a splash of colour with fiery Bromeliads, Cyclamen or orchids. Variegated houseplants with two-tone green and white foliage can lighten indoor areas or explore colour and form with vibrant foliage plants like colourful Calatheas, beautiful Aglaonemas or variegated Dragon Trees (Dracaena).
If you’re guilty of neglecting your house plants try growing Mother-in-law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata), Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamifolia)or Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra)– they’re tough as old boots.
And don’t forget to add greenery at all levels. Hanging indoor plants like Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum) look magnificent cascading from benches and shelves or display elegant varieties like Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)in decorative hanging baskets.
Looking after indoor plants can be simple if you follow a few tips:
Don’t drown your plants with love. Over watering is the biggest killer of indoor plants. Wilting leaves can be a sign of too much or too little water (among other things). So if your house plants are sulking, don’t always assume that they are thirsty. Poke your finger into the soil first to see if it’s dry down to your second knuckle before getting out the watering can. Remember soil around the top section of the pot can dry out very quickly but the soil around the plant’s root system can still be very wet.
Give your house plants a regular wipe down with a moist cloth to prevent an accumulation of dust on the leaves. To give them a thorough clean pop them in the shower every month or so to remove any build up and make them look shiny and healthy. You could also put them outside in the rain for a wash or sprinkle them with the hose.
Simple and Easy Plant Care
Some house plants grow well in low light, others need it a bit brighter to flourish, so position them around your home according to their required light levels and keep them away from heaters and blasts of cold and warm air.
Indoor plant pests and diseases are easier to treat if you catch them early, so when you are watering or just admiring your plant gang keep an eye out for signs that they are unhappy.
PowerFeed Indoor & Potted Plants is a convenient 1.25Lt pre-mixed ready to use trigger spray that is tailor made for indoor plants. Simply spray onto the soil and water. There is no mixing or mess. It’s ideal for pots, hanging baskets and indoor potted plants.
PowerFeed Indoor & Potted Plants a highly potency, organically based fertiliser specifically formulated to provide a dynamic balance of nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P), potassium(K), trace elements, seaweed and amino acids to boost the health and growth of all plant including natives.
It also contains highly active liquid compost that conditions the soil and improve nutrient uptake.
Give your Plants a Stress-Free Home
PowerFeed PRO SERIES Plant Food Pots & Planters (Indoor & Outdoor) is a dynamic fertiliser boosted with fish, seaweed and liquid compost. It is a fast acting liquid that can be applied to the soil or foliage.
The premiums blend of nutrients includes nitrogen(N), phosphorous(P), potassium(K), trace elements and amino acids promotes lush, healthy foliage, stimulate flowering and fruiting.
The seaweed stimulates the root system and reduces the stresses of pot life including heat, drought, frost, pests, diseases and low light.
The liquid compost conditions the potting mix or soil by helping to improve the soil health and maximise nutrient uptake in all potted plants.
Simply mix 50mL of concentrate in 9 litres of water and apply to your plants every 1 to 2 weeks, less often in winter
Give your Potted Plants the Best Place to Flourish
PowerFeed Controlled Release Pots & Plants for Indoor & Outdoor is a premium fertiliser and soil improver with Troforte beneficial microbes that gives any potted plant the best environment to flourish. It not only gives the plant all they need, it ensures the potting mix gets the beneficial microbes they require. It combines a dynamic mix of nutrients providing nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P) and potassium(K) and trace elements to boost lush healthy foliage, stimulate flowering and fruiting. Plus it is boosted with seaweed, to improve plant health, to stimulate strong root growth and reduce stress from heat, drought, frost, pests, diseases & low light.
Application is easy, apply once every season, mix into the potting mix and water in thoroughly.