We show you below, a series of fundamental ideas of how to care for plants, water them, the amount of light they should receive, what land they need, and endless tips to make your garden overflow with health and beauty.
How to choose a plant
When buying a plant, we can not get to the florist and buy the first one we want. The first thing we must do, if we want the plant to be happy in our house, is to choose one that meets the appropriate conditions to live well.
You can not take a shade plant to a very hot place or you can not put a sun plant in a bathroom without windows. So the best thing is that you look a second around you and ask yourself: what kind of plant sticks with my house ?, What kind of lighting do I have ?, Do I need a water plant or better buy me a cactus? All these questions are basic when it comes to see what kind of plants we are going to have.
Plants are like human beings and need things to live, but with the difference that you can not give them themselves because they can not move from one place to another, much less if we take them out of the place where they are born to take them to another place .
When you go to buy it, talk to the person in charge of the store because if the plant looks nice and big is because they know what care needs that specific plant and can tell you how to do it.
How to care for plants
Having plants in the home is something that we all love the women of the world, but many of us can not dedicate to them the time they need and in the end they end up dying.
Well, this is a myth, we will explain ourselves better. A plant is not a baby, it does not need you to be all the time attached to it by watering it and putting water or talking to it so that it stays beautiful and strong.
What’s more, if you’re willing to spend a little extra money on the floors of your home, you can buy the smart pots that are capable of watering your plant. And when the water runs out, notify you when it needs to be refilled.
Although it is not scientifically proven, it is true that if you talk or sing to a plant it gets more and more beautiful, the reason is not yet known, but what is known is that it really works. Below we will show you some tips so you know how to take care of the plants.
Land for plants
The land is the house of the plant and therefore, a house must provide the necessary things so that what lives in it can grow and be happy in the right way.
Water is the conduit through which the food that is in the soil for the plant can reach it. Obviously, we never see a plant giving bites to the earth and the earth in the pot is not being spent because the plant is eating it. But with the help of water, “sucks” the minerals that are in the earth turning them into food.
It does this by means of some hairs that it has in its root.
The soil that we put in the pot must be prepared in the proper way and with the necessary nutrients so that she can live well. As time goes by, that land must be changed since the plant will deplete all minerals from it and begin to dry.
In addition, the pots must have an opening below so that excess water can escape, because if you can not generate fungi that eventually killed the plant. Another thing that we must take into account are the gel balls that are bought in stores and swell with water. As the plant goes in need of water, it will “suck” the water from those balls.
How to water a plant
As with no light, a plant can not live without water. So that the water can reach the internal areas of a plant, it must be carried to the plant by the hairs that it has in its roots. These hairs can be said to be the language of the plant, which collects all the nutrients that the earth has mixed with the water so that, in turn, it can be well hydrated and fed, and perform the process of photosynthesis, essential for life of the vegetables.
One of the main problems we have when watering a plant is not to put water on it, since this is a very easy process, but to know how much water and how often to put it on. How much water a plant carries depends on the type of plant it is, one of the best ways to see if we are going through water is to observe the leaves.
If we notice that the leaves are flaccid, then it is because they are lacking water, therefore we must put water in less intervals of day, for example if we water it every three, put water every day and a half. If we notice on the contrary that the leaves are black or rotten, then it is due to excess water, which means if we water every three days, we should start doing it every 5 or 6 days.
In addition, you should bear in mind that the best time to water the plants is after 6 in the afternoon, because if you water them when the sun is still hot or it is very hot, half the water will evaporate. And if the plant is wet and receives the hot midday sun, you can burn it.
How much light a plant should receive
If we stop to think a little about how plants use light, we will realize that for them, having light is like breathing for us, in fact, we breathe the oxygen they make through photosynthesis, where the main ingredient is is the light. Photosynthesis, the process in which the plant produces the nutrients it needs to live, is a chemical process in which two magical ingredients are needed: water and light, which is why none of these two elements can be missing.
When we talk about light, we are not talking about you placing the plant under a lamp or on the contrary put it in broad daylight (from 12 am to 4 pm), since neither of these two things work even if both things be light. Rather, it refers to having a well-lit room and where fresh air comes in.
Many people think that if a plant is sunny you have to place it in a window when the sun is stronger at noon and well … we also need the sun and that is not why we go out to take it when it is worst and without any protection.
Place them inside the house but in an illuminated place. If you suddenly start to notice that the plant grows much faster than normal or stretches sideways in a “weird” way, it’s probably because you must be looking for sunlight.
If you have a garden, try to locate them in a place where they do not receive the midday sun directly.