Organic Houseplants

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The trick to growing this plant group for long life is moderate consistency: bright light but not direct sun, warm temperature without cold or hot swings, reasonable humidity like the human comfort zone, and enough water and fertilizer but not too much. These factors fit right into organic gardening as an attitude and care regimen. For example, leaves that get dusty indoors do not function well any better than those deprived of water. I keep a quart sized spray bottle nearby and mist the leaves with 1 teaspoon of WormWise Vermicompost Tea mixed in. Once a month, foliage plants need fertilizer. I alternate between 1 T Tea to each gallon of water and a complete organic liquid formula such as Daniel’s. I do send my houseplants outdoors for a vacation in summer, but take care to keep them in low light – you don’t want sunburn and neither do these plants.
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