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How To Not Kill Your House Plants

How To Not Kill Your House Plants

If you're like most people, you probably have a few house plants scattered around your home. They can bring a touch of nature indoors, improve air quality, and even boost your mood. However, keeping house plants alive can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you're not sure how to properly care for them. In this post, we'll go over some tips for keeping your house plants healthy and thriving.

  1. Know your plants. Each type of plant has different needs when it comes to light, water, and soil. Do some research to find out what your specific plants need and make sure to give them the proper care.

  2. Provide the right amount of light. Most house plants need bright, indirect light to thrive. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight, as this can scorch their leaves. If you're not sure how much light your plants are getting, try using a light meter to measure the intensity.

  3. Water properly. Overwatering is one of the most common causes of house plant death. Make sure to let the soil dry out slightly before watering again. Stick your finger in the soil and if it feels dry about an inch down then it's time to water.

  4. Use the right soil. Different plants have different soil requirements. Some prefer well-draining, sandy soil, while others prefer a more moisture-retentive soil. Make sure you're using the right type of soil for your plants.

  5. Provide the right amount of humidity. Some house plants come from tropical or subtropical regions and therefore require a higher level of humidity. If your home is dry, you can place a tray of water near your plants or use a humidifier to increase humidity levels.

In addition to these tips, Blackwater in San Luis Obispo is here to help you with all of your house plant needs. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right plants for your home and give you advice on how to care for them. We also offer a wide variety of high-quality plants, soils, and accessories to help keep your plants healthy and happy.

We are also proud to offer shipping service all over the US, which allows you to bring a touch of nature to your home no matter where you live. So, whether you're a seasoned green thumb or a newbie just starting out, we've got you covered. Stop by our store or give us a call, we would be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about keeping your house plants alive and thriving.

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