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Simple Houseplant Care

In order to have your houseplants looking healthy and beautiful, follow some simple tips thatare not difficult and requires little of your time. You can finally say goodbye to unattractive, boring houseplants and say hello to beautiful and healthy looking plants.

A simple feather duster, believe it or not, is the easiest method to clean your plants. Include your houseplants as part of your cleaning routine. Brush away spider web,dirt and dust with a stroke of a feather duster. You will actually be shocked by just how much better they look by simply doing this easy step.

Plants occasionally need a little bit of shine, so look no farther than your kitchen cupboard! Simply saturate a small cloth, cotton or microfiber, in olive oil. Thoroughly massage each leaf with the oil soaked towel. This tip will leave your plants looking healthy and plenty of shine.

In many cases houseplants can be damaged. Depending upon the size of the stem, you can use of a toothpick or a chop-stick to fix it! Merely place a tape covered toothpick or chop-stick to keep the stem in place. This helps the plant stay together until it grows back. For bigger plant stems, use a craft stick or wooden dowel with a string or cord. Houseplants that begin to sag can be propped up using the same strategy. Merely put the stick parallel to the stem of the houseplant for balance. Attach the plant with thread or string, making sure that it is not tied too tightly.

One way to dress up your plants is to place little accents like wire butterflies or other cute insect. You could even make a little trellis for a vining houseplant with an old wire hanger. Bend the hanger into a heart or other shape. Put it into the dirt and the vine will grow around the shape.

If you have a larger plant, try including some smaller sized plants at the base for a remarkable appearance. Your plant will be fuller and have aeven more personality!  If you want to include colors to your plant, include some flower bulbs and see what colorcan do for the overall appearance of your plant!