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A green thumb up!

Plants and flowers bring a special ambiance to homes. They don't just look nice, but can also clean the air, make it more humid and reduce stress. We have a few tricks to make your plants flourish. Beautiful pots like Orthex Eden add a finishing touch.

Remember light

Choose where to put plants according to their need for light. Plants with thick and coloured leaves or flowers need more light. 

 

Water the right amount

Plants with large leaves and flowers need more water than plants with sticky leaves and cactuses. Water them well and then let the soil dry a bit – you can get some plants to flower in this way! Use room temperature water. 

Spray the leaves

You can spray the leaves daily with clean water. This increases the humidity of the air and the plants will stay better. Note that plants with sticky leaves don't need spraying.

 

Use fertilizer

Fertilize plants regularly, but only in the growing season. Most plants start to grow in March and the growth ends in October or November. Whitening or diminishing leaves are a telltale sign that the plants need nutrients.

Utilize self-watering pots

Self-watering pots are good for plants that require even watering. They make it super easy for you: the plants will suck the water they need from the pot's container. The measuring stick will tell you when to water.

 

Change the soil

Usually the soil needs to be changed every 3 to 5 years, soil for smaller plants needs to be changed more frequently.

Did you know that some plants make the air better?

Some plants make the air cleaner and more humid. For example, spider plants, dragon trees, snake plants, dumb canes and weeping figs clean impurities from the air. Palm plants, rubber figs, ferns, devil's ivies and dragon trees add humidity. 

Allergy alert!

Some plants may irritate people with allergies. These include weeping fig, dragon tree, Chinese hibiscus, rubber fig, chrysanthemum and gerbera. Also if you have small children or pets, make sure that you choose plants that arenot poisonous.