6 PLANT CARE HACKS TO BOOST GROWTH & FOLIAGE
A few tips that will help your leafy friends grow bigger, better, and stronger. Not to mention, help you become an intuitive and confident plant parent!
01. Light, light, light!
Having an adequate light source is the most crucial factor in powering plant growth. All plants love light, but not all plants love the same amount of light. I know how tempting it is to buy that voluptuous green botanical plant looking at you on the plant shelf without even considering if you have space for it at home. At the very least, before you make that impulse buy, you want to make sure your area has proper light conditions.
02. Water Your Plants, Not Too Much!
All plants need water, but how much water do plants need? Some plants will need to be water weekly, while others can go weeks or months without water. Here are a few tips to help you become a watering pro!
Instead of watering on a set schedule, judge if its time to water based on the soil condition. Has the soil dried out since the last time you watered? If so, its time to go again!
Overwatering is the number one reason plants don’t make it. Never water when the soil is still wet!
Each time you water, water your plants thoroughly.This means watering a plant evenly and until water runs through the drain hole.
03. Feed it!
Plant food is one of the easiest ways to boost your plants’ growth. I recommend using a liquid fertilizer like Fox Farm Big Bloom. It is 100% organic and is gentle enough to use on young plants.
04. Don’t Be Afraid of a Haircut!
Losing leaves is a NORMAL process for plants. You can boost new growth by cutting off unhealthy leaves, allowing the plant to divert its energy from dead foliage to new beautiful growth. There are some plants you can trim and get MORE plants at the same time. Stem or leaf cuttings are a fun and popular form of plant propagation, giving you FREE PLANTS.
05. Spring Cleaning & Fresh Soil!
The best time to refresh the potting mix is spring!
You can take off the top layer of soil and replace it with a fresh scoop of new soil. Or, you can go for a complete overhaul and fully repot your plant. A good option if the soil remains compact and dry from the winter and if you have had issues with bugs or drainage.
06. Twist It, Turn It, Move It!
You may notice one or two of your plants leaning more to one side as plants naturally grow towards the light. Rotating your plants once a week will help the entire plant gets enough light and promote even growth.
Love your plants and have fun taking care of them! Don’t be afraid to trust your gut or try something new. Plants are very resilient and forgiving.