It is no exaggeration to say that container gardening is becoming one of the most sought after forms of gardening today. This is mainly because it makes your home look more appealing, without the need of much space for gardening. However, a successful container gardening becomes a little challenging provided you’re not aware of the secrets. Therefore, to help you make your container gardening successful; we’re here with the 3 important secrets:
· Do not skimp on drainage
Drainage can be the matter of life and death for the plants that you grow in the containers. No proper holes to pour water out of your pots can cause the plant to die. This is because too much water in the container will make the soil too wet, which will as a result rot the roots of the plants.
· Evaluate your light
Different plants need different amount of light for their growth. So before you select a plant for your home, you need to determine the place where you’ll place the container and also how much light it will get. This will help you select the right plant, determining the amount of sunlight it will need for proper growth.
· Feed your plants
Feeding is important for every living being and the plants are no exception. They need proper nutrients which are important for you to provide them in an adequate quantity for their survival. For better growth of the plants, you can use organic fertilizers.
Container gardening, following the above tips is the perfect option if you want to give a unique and eye-catching look to your home. Also, you can use large garden pots and planters for a more striking look. Do write to us if you’re looking for some breath-taking options for containers, pots and planters.
The Areca Palm is one of the most popular and graceful palms. It is an Indoor as well as an outdoor plant and releases good amount
of moisture into the air. Additionally, the areca is consistently rated among the best houseplants for removing all indoor air toxins tested.
How to take care of your Areca Palm:
| ≈ Light:
Palm trees will not do well in dimly lit corners. Without adequate light your plant will lose all its lower fronds. Its wise to have two sets of plants which you can rotate – 5 days indoors and then 5 days outdoors. This plant is best kept in semi-sun.
Palms need to be relatively moist. In spring and summer, or when temperatures are warm and days are longer, water them as soon as their soil feels dry a little below the surface. Allow the soil to get slightly drier in winter. When potted in the planter, it's important that potting soil drains well and containers you use have functioning drain holes. Water palms thoroughly, then spill or siphon off excess water that collects in the tray or saucer below the pot. The Areca Palm is fussier about over-watering, and more prone to root rot than others. A good mixture of coco peat and soil with help grow the palm well.
≈ Keep your palm fronds clean:
Spiders are attracted to palms, so make sure to keep them clean by removing the spider webs
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