Many times, when we go to a nursery, we end up with some other plant in the shopping basket. When we get home, we put them where they fit best and leave them there, convinced that they will always stay beautiful.
However, as the days go by we realize that they have begun to get sad. The tips become dry, the stems fall, and the life that it has little by little fades away, that is when we ask ourselves what can I do so that the plants do not die . Here are some tips.
- 1 Treat them like the living beings they are
- 2 Choose hardy plants
- 3 Give them the care they need
Treat them like the living beings they are
In blogs, in books, in magazines,… we talk about plants as decorative objects, which can lead to confusion. Plants are living beings, that yes, they can be used and in fact they are used to decorate, but if we don’t take care of them properly they will die.
We do not have to make the mistake of thinking that, for example, they will last without water until tomorrow or that they can be placed in the place that we like the most, because this does not work that way. Each of them has specific needs that we must meet so that they can continue living.
Choose hardy plants
If we have just entered the world of gardening, it is best to acquire plants suitable for beginners . As much as we like the one that has just been brought to the nursery for the first time, if we do not know it at all and have never seen it before, if we do not have much experience in caring for plants, the ideal would be to leave it without buying it, since Otherwise, we may end up spending the money for nothing.
We must try to choose species that we know, because that way it will be much easier for us to keep them healthy.
Give them the care they need
So that the plants do not die, the first thing to do is to put them in the right location . For example, if they are orchids, they must be placed in an area protected from direct sunlight; instead, cacti and similar plants need to be in a very bright area. But, in addition to that, they must be watered every time the soil is dry and fertilized throughout the growing season with specific fertilizers that we will find in nurseries.
To avoid pests and diseases, it is highly recommended to do preventive treatments with natural insecticides , such as neem oil or garlic.
We hope that these tips will help you to enjoy your plants more