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Three life hacks for healthy houseplants

Bringing a touch of the outdoors inside a home can do wonders for uplifting the atmosphere of the space.

Sadly, not all of us are blessed with the ability of keeping our chlorophyll friends alive.

“Particularly for those planning on selling during the cooler months, adding greenery can help freshen up a home and make the space more appealing to potential buyers. However, nothing is less appealing and unpleasantly fragrant than wilted indoor plants. If you are unable to keep your pot plants alive during the selling process, then you could consider investing in synthetic plants instead,” said Adrian Goslett, from REMAX.

Study your seedling
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Do some research on your pot plant to discover what kinds of conditions it prefers. Then, do your best to recreate those conditions to ensure that your plant has the best chances of survival. If the space does not receive much direct sunlight, then choose plants that thrive in shady conditions. Alternatively, place the pot plant outdoors in the sun for a few hours a day to make sure they get adequate sunlight.

Primping and pruning

Be sure to dust off your pot plants regularly. Doing so will help ensure that the plant is better able to absorb sunlight through its leaves. Pruning is also a good way to encourage healthy and controlled growth.

Drainage dilemmas

One of the most common reasons for wilting houseplants is improper drainage. When potting your houseplant, be sure that there is adequate drainage by layering small pebbles or a coffee filter at the bottom of the pot. Poor drainage also attracts insects. To ward off insects from your pot plants, stick a clove of garlic, which is an effective natural insect repellent, at the base of your plant.

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