The Care Instructions For Tropical Houseplants
Tropical houseplants provide a lush green accent to many home environments. If you are already have tropical houseplants in your house, then here are several care instructions for you that are easy and simple. Light is one of the most important factors for all plants. Plants get their vital energy from light. Natural sunlight is the best source of light for plants. Keep tropical houseplants near the windows. If you have placed your plant in a corner, use light from an incandescent bulb for 5 – 8 hours. Proper amount of light is important for plants to grow and flourish. Most tropical houseplants will not withstand temperatures below 55 degrees. Higher temperatures are required for active growth. Fertilize most tropical houseplants two to three times during the growing season with diluted fertilizer. Diluted fertilizer means to use half the amount indicated on the fertilizer package. Fertilize tropical flowering houseplants when flower buds appear for better floral display.
Tropical houseplants should be watered to the point that water is running out the bottom of the pot. Shallow watering will cause poor root growth and weak stems. Soil must be allowed to dry out between watering. Over watering kills roots and therefore plants.