Esra Binici – Your House Plant – Comd 357 Multimedia Journalism Listeleme Projesi
|Every plant has a different care routines. However, for the house plants, It is possible to mention a common way. Before explaining the points, I can say that you can apply to this routine weekly. If you want to go deeper, you can do your own detailed research according to your specific plant type. Nonetheless, these recommendations would be enough for your plant.|
Now, lets move on to the routine. Here are the most essential 5 points for your house plant care:
1-MAKE THEM COMFY: CHOOSE THE PERFECT FIT
|As a first step, It is important to find a perfect pot for your plant. We need to make sure that there is an available area that the plants’ roots can grow. By this way, your plants get stronger and take the needed water easily.|
Also, It is important to give them a space for breathing. In the small pot with a thick soil, your plant wouldn’t be able to take the necessary amount of oxygen. This can prevent your plants’ growing. More than that, It can even harm to your plants which can make them die.
Furthermore, change your pot minimum yearly basis. Choose a bigger size comparison to your current pot. In this way, your plants’ roots will have more space to grow. It makes your plants healthier and happier.
2- DON’T LOWER YOUR LEVEL: USE QUALITY SOIL
|The quality of the soil is another crucial point. You need to make sure that the soil consists of many beneficial ingredients and minerals that can help your plant to grow. You can mix and check your soil whether you can see various particulars. Also, they can have different colours. Therefore, If you are able to see many colourful particulars, you can understand that It is a quality soil.|
If you cannot be sure, you can ask to your plant seller whether the soil is mixed and quality. In this sense, It is important to have a place where you can trust. If you don’t know where you can trust, you can check my previous post by clicking here. I mentioned trustful places in Ankara and you visit the closest one to your home.
Lastly, don’t forget to add more soil while you are changing your pot as I mentioned in the previous part. In this way, your plant can absorb more nutrients and grow more.
3- TREAT LIKE A HUMAN: GIVE A CLEAN WATER
|It can be thought that the water type is not that important since they are only plants. Actually, It is one of the misunderstandings. Plants are alive like humans and your treating towards them affects their well-being. Therefore, It matters whether you use tap water or drinking water. The reason behind is the lime in the tap water can harm to your plant. Because of this, I recommend you to use a clean drinking water rather than using a tap water.|
4- FIND THE LIGHT: PUT YOUR PLANT TO THE PERFECT PLACE
|The placement of your plants are essential for them to get the necessary light amount. By this way, they use the light to grow more. Also, you can think that more light is always better. However, this is one of the biggest misunderstandings. Sometimes light source can be extra close or more tense than required. This can create some harm on your plants. As you can see on the photos, I changed the place of my plant and replaced it closer to the window for better lighting. Nonetheless, the plant didn’t like Its place and one of the leaf is defected. After this, I put it to its previous place and It gets better now. Therefore, don’t get confused about this and If your plant doesn’t seen good, change Its place.|
5- DO SELF-CARE: CLEAN THE LEAFS
|This is one of the biggest mistakes nearly every people do. We only focus on the soil or the pot. However, our plants are also breathing on their leafs. In this aspect, cleanness of the leafs are very important. Therefore, in order to clean your leafs, you can take a napkin and make the napkin wet with a bit of water. After that, gently remove the dust from the leafs’ surface. Be careful while you are doing this because they can be very naive.|
– AN EXTRA: DON’T FORGET TO GIVE SOME FRESHNESS!
Lastly, you can spray some water to your whole plant in order to add some freshness and joy! Plants also absorb water from their leafs. That is why cleaning the leafs are very crucial. They would love to feel water on their leafs.
Besides all of these, you can talk with your plants and even dance with them while you are listening to music. Don’t forget that, they are also alive and everyone needs some enjoyment! Spoil them!