Do you love indoor plants, but they often wilt? Here's how not to be like that

There are a large number of people who try to grow indoor plants, but they never succeed. Experts say that the basic thing is to adjust the amount of water they need. And there is a trick for that

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It has long been known how much a house can become a more beautiful place if it is decorated with indoor plants. When choosing, you should definitely pay attention to which plants make the room brighter and create a more pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. We know that being in nature reduces stress levels, and scientists from the Netherlands say that plants have the same effect on patients in hospitals.

Each plant requires certain care, and often we are not sure if we have placed them in the right place and if they are getting enough light and water.

The right amount of water

Houseplant expert Kate Lindley has revealed the secret to keeping plants alive and getting the right amount of water right.

"The key is to test the soil before each watering to prevent over- or under-watering. All you need to do is insert a simple wooden pencil into the top five inches of soil to check if the area is still moist from the last watering. . If so, then watering should be avoided until this area dries out," says Kate and adds that you should not water plants once or twice a week and that it is much more important to determine whether the plant needs water this way, reports Gloria.

Overwatering of any kind can lead to rot, and this problem is much more common during the winter months when plants need less water than in the summer.

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How much water a plant needs depends on many factors: pot size, soil, light, air humidity, temperature in the apartment or house.

Kate advises houseplant owners to avoid watering with cold water as this can shock the plant from the sudden change in temperature. It is ideal to use lukewarm water at room temperature.

The milk trick

Once a month, water your plants not only with water, but also with milk. This will prevent the leaves from turning yellow and falling off.

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