When we go to public places such as banks, restaurants, or offices, we often see decorative plants placed in the corner of the room. In our homes we also often put plants in the living room or family room, decorative plants can help make the room atmosphere more aesthetic, comfortable, fresh, and more relaxing, there are even plants that can help repel mosquitoes (for example plants such as lavender, zodia, geraniums, etc.).
Indoor plants there are various types and sizes. Some of those plants come in small, medium, and sometimes even larger sizes. Indoor decorative plants are usually using pots and placed in a corner of the room, or sometimes on the table, although they are often placed piled on the shelf. There are various planting media used, the most commonly used planting medium is of course katel soil, although it is not uncommon for some to use cocopeat, husk, or even moss. It depends on the plants and the surrounding climate of where the plants are planted.
Indoor plant treatment is almost the same as outdoor plants. They also need to be watered once or twice a day, taken out every few days in order for them to get sunlight exposure. Not only humans need vitamins, but plants also need vitamins in order for them to grow bigger, healthy, and beautifully.
In order for your plants to grow quickly and healthily and eventually bloom with beautiful flowers, choosing the right fertilizer is very important. You can buy them at specialty stores that sell agricultural ingredients, plant stalls, or even your local chemical store. Currently, on the market, there are various types of plant fertilizers with various functions. So that you don’t get confused, here is a list of some of the best decorative plant fertilizers that you can use on your plants!
So that your plants can look fresher, more beautiful, and beautiful, the secret is to choose the best fertilizer for all the plants that are in the house.
There are many varieties of fertilizers widely sold in the market, which are liquids, sticks, tablets, granules, and slow-release form. Whereas based on the manufacturing material the plant fertilizer is divided into organic fertilizers / natural fertilizers and chemical fertilizers.
Of course, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of plants, the existence of these various types and varieties of fertilizers will easily confuse you. From all various kinds of fertilizers, the most suitable types for indoor plant use are liquid fertilizers and slow-release fertilizers. Stick and granular fertilizers seem to look convenient, but fixed fertilizers are less able to distribute nutrients evenly through the soil, and once you put stick fertilizers in the pots you have no control over their release. Granular fertilizers are designed as fertilizer for outdoor plants.
The liquid fertilizer is diluted with water and sprinkled with a watering can or plant spray. According to the instructions that are written on the fertilizer label, fertilizing can be done together with watering or at different times. The type of plant will also affect the frequency of fertilization. Liquid fertilizers provide a stable supply of nutrients that you can control precisely. For example, when the plant is dormant during the winter months then fertilization can be reduced, or when the plant is in the process of growing new shoots, you can increase fertilization. The disadvantage, however, is that you have to remember time to time when to fertilize them.
These products quickly became a favorite of gardeners and professional growers, both for indoor and outdoor plants. The slow-release fertilizer is coated with a time-release shell which slowly releases nutrients into the soil. Each pellet has a layer of different thickness which dissolves at different rates so that the release of the fertilizer is carried out gradually. Each application can take anywhere from four to nine months. The main drawback of slow-release fertilizers is their higher cost, but because they are long-lasting, they are worth the effort.
Always follow the directions as written on the fertilizer label. Too much fertilizer can kill plants or scorch their leaves, in addition, if the fertilizer is used excessively it will cause environmental problems because this nutrient-rich solution can enter the groundwater supply. although they meant well but excessive fertilizing is one common mistake often done by indoor gardeners.