Are you one of those people who always comment that you could probably even kill a plastic plant? Well I am one of those people; however, I love the way that a beautiful plant can spice up a room. I figured that I would try to have a real plant and see what would happen. Unfortunately my plant owning experience did not go exactly as planed. To determine exactly what I did wrong I decided to research the care of plants and I decided to share what I learned with others who may also be struggling to keep their plants alive.
The first thing that all plant owners need to keep in mind when caring for their plant is that all plants are not the same. There are thousands of different types of plants that are sold in plant stores, flower shops, and traditional retail locations all around the world. Each of these plants are likely to require their own specific type of care. Plant owners are encouraged to learn about the specific types of plants that they have before care is administered.
Learning about a specific type of plant is a fairly easy procedure. There are some locations that sell plants that will automatically include information on the plant that you are buying. If this information is not automatically provided with a new plant you can find it from a plant book or by using the internet. Simply keying in the name of your new plant in an internet search engine should provide you with endless amounts of information. It is also possible to purchase a plant book or visit your local library to find this information in print.
When learning about a particular plant it is important to determine how much sunlight that plant will need. Just about all plants need sunlight, but others may need it more. If you are unable to provide your new plant with sunlight you may want to look into purchasing a sun lamp that is used to provide light to plants in many other settings.
In addition to sunlight water is essential to the growth and survival of many plants. It is important to determine exactly how often you should water your new plants. There are some plants that need to be watered daily when others may only need to be watered once a week. It is important to know how much water to give your plant because some plants can die from too much water and others will die from too little.
Plant food is another important point that plant owners should be sure to learn about. There are some plants that can benefit from getting a little bit of plant food, but there are also others that it may harm. Plant food comes in many different brands and varieties so it is important to also know which type of plant food you can give to your plants if any.
A plant makes a great decoration for just about any home; however, to look nice it may need a large amount of care. The best thing to is learn about your new plant and then you will be able to care for it as best as possible. If your first few plant experiences do not go exactly as planned it is important not to give up. Some plants are more complicated than others when it comes to care. You may want to consider starting out small and then work your way up from there.