Growing and thriving in the wild without human aid is a remarkable characteristic of outdoor plants in towns—shrubs and bushes growing between road holes or from the smallest speck of loamy soil. Special human care is required by some plants though. Indoor plants, in particular, call for frequent attentiveness. Is there a means to care for indoor plants without the inconvenience of tedious care? Lazy horticulturists may wish to look into plants that are so tough that they can thrive without the demand for much attention, such as Chlorophytum comosum (spider plant), Sansevieria trifasciata (snake plant), and Schlumbergera (Christmas cactus). Of course, though these tough buds require very little care to grow, these toughies require nutrition and care, nevertheless. Know exactly how these hard-to-kill shrubberies remain great for years to come.
If there's one thing that can kill them, it is excessive watering. Houseplants "breathe" by absorbing air through the roots. Wet soil prevents air from seeping in through the soil. This kills the roots, inducing a condition known as root rot. Do not dig up the plant from the substrate to check its roots for rot. All you have to do is check its leaves for yellowing. If some have a pale shade of green than others, root rot may have already set in.
However, if you stay in an environment with consistently high humidity, you ought to not bother with leaving your plants for days on end. In the winter, all you have to do is place your hardy plants at a safe corner to let them make it through the cold months. To be certain, look at gardening websites and see if your houseplant is the type that calls for minimal irrigation.
These hardy plants can even thrive with only a trace of reflected sunlight. Sound gardening advice tells us that positioning the plants under direct sunlight can eradicate them, as the constant barrage of solar radiation can burn their leaves.
If you're uncertain about precisely how much sunlight your plant requires, look out for for indications. Stems and leaves that are unusually paler than regular may suffer from the restorative boon of enough sun rays. New leaves may also look smaller. If this is the situation, relocate your plants near a windowsill or glass door to address the problem. Make sure you don't forget to bring them into the shade after 2 hours of exposure to sun. Check out bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques for more gardening information on caring for your plants.
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