Any homeowners prefer decorating their houses with plastic flowers. They’re low-cost and low-maintenance, plus they will definitely last a long time. Some plastic flowers look like the real thing but most of them just look like cheap imitations—admit it, if you got them at some department store sale, you can’t expect much.
On the other hand, some homeowners prefer growing real flowers in their homes instead if settling for plastic ones. Real flowers give the house a more natural and personal ambiance which is rarely achieved with plastic imitations. Besides that, flowers absorb carbon dioxide in the air to produce oxygen, thereby cleaning the air in your home. Growing flowers might take a lot of effort but at the end of the day, when you look at them sitting prettily on the windowsill or giving a touch of class on your dining table, it’s worth the time.
Taking care of flowers at home shouldn’t be too hard if you know the proper way to do it. Here are some tips to help you with caring for your houseplants:
1. Water them daily. Make sure not to make the soil soggy by moderating the amount of water, waiting for it to absorb and filter out at the bottom of the pot (pots usually have holes for this) to the sink, saucer or bucket. Over-watering plants may kill them. Some signs of over-watering are yellowing leaves that eventually fall off, wilting, stunted growth and mold growing in the plant. When you see these signs, immediately reduce the water you pour in.
2. Lighting. Some flowering plants require bright, medium or low lighting, Make sure to research the light requirements of your plant in order to maximize their growth.
3. Sunlight. Depending on the type of flowering plant you have in your home, their required exposure to sunlight can be four up to eight hours a day. For more sensitive plants, don’t put them in direct sunlight. They would do well in the shade.
4. Remove dead flowers and leaves. Doing this will prevent your flowers from rotting or disease. Also, pests will not be attracted to the plant.
5. Wipe the leaves with soft, damp cloth. Your flowering plant will look shinier and healthier with this step. Accumulated dust can make your flower look dirty and ill-kept.
A final way to give the gift of flowers on Special Days is to give your partner seeds or bulbs which they can plant in their own backyard. This can be a great deal of fun because it can be something you and your partner can do together. This type of gift is especially a good idea if your partner has an interest in gardening. However, even if your partner does not have much of an interest in gardening you can include a few books on gardening and a homemade coupon offering your services for an afternoon of work in the garden. This will make the give more special and will allow the two of you to spend some quality time together planting the flowers.
Keep these tips in mind and your flower will grow healthier and more beautiful.