Using Mulch For Indoor Plants
Using mulch for indoor plants not only can add a touch of aesthetic appeal with the right material, but it also will help to lock in moisture while potential discouraging any curious pets from digging around the soil. Mulching is a simple, easy way to make plants look great while keeping them healthy. Curious pets can be kept at bay by covering indoor plant soil with mulch, which serves as a protective barrier between paws and dirt. Wilting stems can be propped up by mulch, and it conserves soil moisture. Mulch shields the soil and roots of indoor plants placed in bright spots from the sun. Mulch for indoor plants, unlike outside mulch, can be made from both natural and artificial substances. Using alternative items for mulch, like marbles, pecan shells or pebbles, is also an easy means of reusing and recycling. Mulches made from heavier materials, like pebbles, won’t blow away if the plant is placed by an open window. Nutrients like nitrogen release into soil as mulches made from natural materials, like a mix of wood chips and leaves, break down, acting as a form of plant food.
Mulch for indoor plants also require water. And watering it requires a few extra steps. When mulch covers the soil, it’s easy to overwater plants. To avoid this problem, move mulch aside for a moment, exposing the soil so you don’t overdo it with the watering can. Make sure plants have proper drainage too. Containers with holes in the bottom allow extra water to run out, so it doesn’t become trapped and result in waterlogged roots. Use indoor pots with drainage holes and saucers underneath.