How To Give Your Houseplants a Spa Day

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With less natural light, winter is the perfect time to give your houseplants extra TLC. Whether you have a seasoned green thumb or are new to owning greenery, it’s always fun to spend some time catering to your apartment garden. Therefore, go above and beyond your typical watering and have a fun spa day with your plants by incorporating these steps.

Set The Mood

a plant listening to music

Recent studies have suggested that playing music can help your plants grow strong and tall. It’s been noted that the vibrations in songs may help transport nutrients and proteins through their fluids. While this fact isn’t confirmed, it certainly does not hurt to put on your favorite song before you start tending to your plants for a mutually enjoyable experience.

Clean The Leaves

wiping down plant leaves

Over time, plants collect dust which blocks sunlight from touching the leaves. Since UV rays are weaker in the winter, it is especially important to make sure your plants are getting as much sun as possible. Also, dust can clog their pores which can make it harder for plants to breathe. To manage this, take a cloth, dab it in lukewarm water, and wipe it across big leaves. For plants with smaller leaves, it’s easier to take them into the shower or sink and spray them. Make sure the water is not too hot or cold to avoid shocking your plant.

Assess Health & Plant Size

repotting a plant

While wiping plants down or spraying them in the shower, take a second and look to see if there are any dead leaves. These leaves leach nutrients from the more vital areas of a plant. Additionally, look to see if any plants have outgrown their pots. If it’s hard to tell, soil dries quickly when a pot is too small. Therefore, water and assess how long it takes to dry.

After you finish your spa day with your plants, it’s time to treat yourself. Click here to find our recent post on how to create the perfect bath. If you’re looking for a new apartment for you and your plants to call home, reach out to the team at Lincoln today.