Most people would like to have some ornamental plants to decorate indoors, as houseplants are not only special home decor which can add vivid and green to a house, but improve the indoor environment. Ornamental plants need care just like plants that grow outdoors. Gardening indoors is an artificial climate and all plants will need a period of adjustment besides to see a few leaves drop at first. If you don’t want your houseplant to be killed by your careless, here are some surefire ways you need to avoid because that will kill your houseplants.
1. Over watering. There is not much a gardener can really do for houseplants, so they provide tender love care by watering every chance they get. Plants tank in air through their roots and if the soil is constantly wet, they cannot do this. Instead, you will be encouraging root rot which can kill a houseplant.
2. Improper watering and salt buildup. Giving your potted plants just enough water so the soil gets wet but is never allowed to drain, can lead to salt buildup which can inhibit the growth of the houseplants. Plants grown in containers have to make due with a limited amount of soil and anything in it will be reflected in the plant’s growth and general vigor. At least once a month, water your potted plants thoroughly so that excess salts will be flushed out the drainage hole of the pot.
3. Low humidity. We all know low humidity can do to our skin. Lack of humidity does in a great many indoor plants as well, especially during winter. You may first notice a low humidity problem as browning leaf tips on your plants, as a plant dehydrates, it can start to look withered, puckered or simply drop its leaves. To avoid this situation, you can provide some humidity by misting your indoor plants with sprayer daily.
In addition, remember some time take your houseplants to have a sun shower can make them much healthy.