Care for ornamental plants in autumn season
Many are keen to acquire ornamental plants at home because of their psychological and aesthetic benefits, but they need special attention and care. In the spring and summer, ornamental plants thrive and are in the best and most beautiful pictures. But by winter and autumn these plants wilt and their leaves fall. So the real challenge is to preserve the beauty of these plants in winter and autumn.
These plants need a humid environment in order to thrive, grow and appear in a beautiful and attractive image. During winter, however, indoor humidity levels are low, leading to wilting of houseplants.
Here are some tips for preserving houseplants:
1.Wetting the plant:
You should spray the houseplants with water (with a spray or a small spray) or place them near a water source to raise the moisture around the plant.
2- Wipe the dust off the leaves and stems:
Dust accumulated on the leaf surfaces can clog the stomata, reducing the plant's ability to breathe, wither and die. To get rid of this problem, wipe the surface of the leaves with a damp cloth.
3- Exposing the plant to sufficient light:
It is known that the angle of falling sunlight changes significantly in winter and autumn, which means that the plant in winter and autumn receives half the amount of light received in the summer and spring. It is therefore necessary to rotate houseplants every week so that they receive an appropriate and equal amount of light on all sides.
4 - not to add fertilizers to house plants in the winter and autumn:
Prefer not to add fertilizer to house plants because they grow at a slow rate in winter, but preferably in the spring.
5. Change the rate of irrigation of plants by changing seasons:
One of the tips to consider is the irrigation rate of the plant. In winter and autumn the growth rate of the plant is slow and does not require water in large quantities (about half or two thirds of the amount needed in the summer).
Excessive irrigation is one of the most important causes of wilting and death of houseplants. You can do this by dipping your finger or sticking a couple of inches into the plant pot.If it's dry, then you need to add water. Irrigation water is preferably lukewarm and not cold.