Top 7 Ten Plant Care Tips for Houseplants & Indoor Plants

Lighting: Understand the lighting needs of your plants. Most houseplants fall into three categories: low, medium, and high light. Place low-light plants in areas with minimal natural light, while high-light plants need direct sunlight.

Watering: Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes in plant care. Before watering, check the soil moisture by sticking your finger about an inch into the soil.

Humidity: Indoor environments can be dry, especially during the winter months when heating systems are running.

Fertilizing: Indoor plants typically need less fertilizer compared to outdoor plants. During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your plants with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks.

Pruning and Grooming: Regularly remove dead or yellowing leaves and spent flowers to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's appearance.

Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. If you notice any signs of infestation, isolate the affected plant and treat it with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Repotting: As plants grow, they may outgrow their pots. Repot your plants into slightly larger containers with fresh potting mix every 1-2 years, or when you notice roots coming out of the drainage holes or water pooling on the soil surface.