How to Care for Indoor Plants

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In this video, you'll learn how to care for indoor plants.

In this chapter, you will learn small but important duties to improve your office or your home.

Ornamental plants indoors? Help is at hand! This step-by-step video will tell you everything you need to know to maintain your indoor plants.

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In this video you will learn how to care for ornamental plants.

Ornamental plants are an indispensable part of interior decoration, and, providing they are well looked-after and get correct sunlight exposure, they can last for a long time..

For this you will need: acidic potting soil, clay pebbles, compost, pots, a trowel, pruning shears, a vaporiser spray and plants.

To help you with the basics of ornamental plant care we are going to show you three techniques.

REPOTTING A RHODODENDRON

Choose a pot with a hole in the bottom for drainage.

Place a paper napkin in the bottom of the pot to block the hole.

Pour 3-4 centimetres of clay pebbles into the pot, to prevent water from stagnating at the bottom.

Add 3 to 4 centimetres of acidic potting soil.it is the type of soil suitable for rhododendrons.

Place the plant in the centre of the pot.

Add more soil around the plant until the roots are completely covered.

Water generously to finish.

A rhododendron does not need pruning, except for the removal of dead flower-heads which can be done by hand. It should be watered once or twice a week. If you do not have a garden, it is preferable to keep your rhododendron outside in a shady spot on your balcony or patio.

REPOTTING AND PRUNING A ROSEBUSH

If the pot does not have a hole, make four holes in the pot with a drill/driver.

Pour 3-4 centimetres of clay pebbles into the pot to prevent water from stagnating at the bottom.

Place the rosebush in the centre of the pot.

Using a trowel, add compost until the soil covers the roots.

For a better result mix the compost with garden soil to increase the clay content.

For a better result mix the compost with garden soil.

Pat down well to the line of the pot. Water generously.

On the branch to be pruned, where you see a wilted flower, find a notch. At about 20 centimetres from the graft point.

Make the cut diagonally to prevent water from infiltrating the stem.

You can keep a rosebush inside temporarily, but if you want it to last longer it is best to keep it outside. Roses like sunny spots.

Caring for a bonsai

To prune a bonsai you should cut according to its shape. Find a branch with only 6 to 8 leaves remaining and trim so that there are only 2 to 3 leaves left.

Leave any shoots that are over the desired size. Get rid of dead leaves.

A bonsaï needs constant attention and watering.

To do this, place clay pebbles at the bottom of a saucer.

Place the bonsai on top.

Using a vaporiser, dampen the clay pebbles until they are very wet.

Do this regularly.

The bonsai is the ideal ornamental plant. Depending on its variety the preferred exposure can change a lot.

Now you know some of the basics of ornamental plant care.

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