7 Easy Plant Care Tips for Your Indoor Plants

Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Follow these simple plant care tips to keep your indoor plants healthy and thriving all year long!

Hey there friends! Are you looking for a way to spruce up your home with some color and life? If so, indoor plants are a perfect choice! Indoor plants can brighten any room and help to purify the air. But taking care of them requires a little know-how. In today’s blog post, I’m going to share with you 7 essential tips that will make sure that your precious potted pals stay happy and healthy! With my help, you’ll be able to give your home an eco-friendly refresh – all while learning how to take good care of beautiful living things.  Let’s get started!

How to Keep Your Plants Happy

How do you make your plants happy? I’ve heard many times from friends, how do you keep your plants alive? What tips do you have? How do you keep them looking so healthy? Well, it’s not as hard as you might think. Like most things, giving attention to your plants is key. Here are my 7 tips to care for your indoor plants.

First, and foremost, I must admit my history of growing plants, or anything green comes from a long line of family history.

Generations of Gardening and Plant Care

As far back as I can remember, my dad and both of my grandfathers had one of the largest vegetable gardens you have ever seen. I have the best memories of heading outside as a young girl and joining them in the garden on a hot summer day, while they tended to their flowers and plants! It’s where my love of gardening first began.

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Here are 7 easy tips for indoor plant care

Secondly, I’ve determined that having plants indoors is good for our souls. Besides bringing nature indoors, plants can be soothing to have in your home. Plants can be great for your air quality and overall good for your mental health, and energy and make you feel more relaxed and less stressed. 

1. Give them enough light.
One of the most important things you can do for your indoor plants is to give them enough light. Most plants need at least six hours of sunlight per day, so if you don’t have a lot of natural light in your home, you may need to supplement with artificial lighting.

small geranium plant with yellow leaves

How Often Do You Water a Plant?

2. Water them regularly.
Another important thing to remember is to water your plants regularly. With my indoor plants, I generally water them about once a week, but this will vary depending on the type of plant and the amount of light it’s getting. Be sure to check the soil before watering to make sure it’s not already moist. (I find checking the soil is key and lets you know if they are too dry and need a sip or two)

3. fertilize them occasionally.
Feed, feed, feed! I’ll let you in on an indoor plant care secret. Fertilizing your indoor plants every few months will help them stay healthy and thrive. Look for a fertilizer that’s specifically designed for indoor plants, and follow the directions on the package for the best results. This is my go-to fertilizer. 

4. Prune them as needed.
Pruning your indoor plants will help them stay bushy and full. Use sharp, clean shears to remove any dead or dying leaves or stems, and don’t be afraid to cut back any overgrown areas.

Cutting back my plants and keeping them trimmed is key for me. Often I take the ‘shoots’, and place them in a mason jar. When the roots propagate, I replant them in a new pot and share them with friends.  

potted ivy plant with stem clipped
Clipping back my ivy shoots helps precipitate growth to the top of the plant, keeping it fuller.

When Do I Repot my Plant?

5. Repot them as needed.
As your plants grow, they may need to be repotted into larger pots. This is especially true for fast-growing plants like vines and ivies. When repotting, be sure to use a pot that’s only slightly larger than the one the plant is currently in, as too much extra space can lead to root rot.

green plant on table
Recently the leaves were slightly yellow which can be a sign of root bound. I’ve repotted & trimmed off the dying leaves.

6. Keep an eye out for pests.
Indoor plants can sometimes be susceptible to pests like aphids and spider mites. If you notice any pests on your plants, be sure to treat them immediately with an insecticide designed for indoor use. (I’ve not had this happen, but it’s best to keep and eye out for any issues early)

7. Enjoy them!
Last but not least, don’t forget to enjoy your indoor plants! They can brighten up any room in your home and make great conversation starters.

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english ivy plant in chinoserie pot
Train your ivy to create a topiary by winding the shoots around and around a wire frame made out of plant wire.

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Indoor plants can be perfect additions to any home! It’s so rewarding to see them thrive. Not only do they bring color and life, but the benefits of having a little greenery around can boost your mood. By following my 7 simple tips for indoor plant care, you’ll ensure your green babies stay happy and healthy. Do you have any indoor plants? Which one is your favorite?

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  1. So many beautiful plants you have in the house Susan. You would think I would have more then I do. I tend to forget to water the ones in the house.

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