Best Hacks to Keep Your Plants Healthy and Happy
If you are new to taking care of houseplants, or even if you are a long term plant parent, you can benefit from a few hacks to keep your plants thriving.
Don't buy plants just on looks alone
Although this might be a tough thing to hear, do not invest in plants just based on the way that they look. Although you might see a beautiful houseplant you cannot live without, make sure you do proper research on making sure the plant is right for you. Find out what kind of care it needs and determine if it is right for you.
Don't overwater your plants
Most people understand underwatering plants, but did you know you can overwater plants as well? You might be a very attentive plant owner, always remembering to water them, but make sure your soil is dry before you water again. You can do this by inserting your finger in to the soil and seeing if it is still damp, and if it is, you can skip watering it for the day!
Save your cold coffee
If you have a bad habit of wasting leftover coffee, don't let it go to waste. You can use the cold coffee by thinning it with water and supplying your plant with the acid from the coffee that can give your plants an extra boost.
Use banana peels
Not only can you use leftover coffee, but you can save your banana peels to save dying plants. To do this, soak a banana peel in water for at least 24 hours and then use this to revive them. This is a super helpful hack and is also environmentally friendly as you are reusing something you might not have thought to use. It's a win-win, for sure.
Dust your leaves
It's officially spring time, which for many people means spring cleaning. Did you know you should be dusting your leaves as well? This helps photosynthesis, as the leaves are what "breathe" for the plant. Make sure to add dusting your plant's leaves to your weekly cleaning routine to help promote plant health.
Rotate the plants
Just like we sunbathe and turn over to make sure the sun tans us evenly, make sure you rotate your plant to make sure it gets equal sunlight.
Find an online community
Following accounts that focus on plants and their health can give you hacks you didn't know you needed. We post the best plant hacks on TikTok, so definitely do not miss out on following us there.