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10 tips on how to help your indoor garden thrive
2. Re-create a forest floor
If a room seems too dark to sustain a healthy plant, don’t be fooled. Most indoor plants originate in tropical and subtropical regions, in particular equatorial forests, and they thrive in dim environments and filtered light. The ideal spot is in front of a large window facing east or west, filtered if necessary through a net scrim curtain.
3. Sun-lovers face north
If you have a plant that thrives on lots of sun, place it on a windowsill facing north or north-east. Check soil moisture levels regularly and inspect the leaves to check they are not being burned. At the slightest sign of withering, move the plant towards the middle of the room.
4. Plants for the bathroom
Ferns and other moisture-loving plants do best in vaporous rooms like bathrooms where they can lap up regular doses of mist.
5. Water from the bottom
6. Keep away from drafts
7. Do not over water
9. Apply some fertiliser
Feed your plants with small amounts of fertiliser. The fastest and simplest solution is complete liquid fertiliser in the recommended dose, usually every two to four weeks – check the label.
10. Use ice cubes
An efficient way to water your plants directly at a steady rate is to use ice cubes. Put a couple on top of the pot soil and leave them to melt.
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