Plant Tips and Tricks

Handy Dandy pH Tester

Indoor plants have their own preferences for acidity and alkalinity of soil. It is measured as the soil's pH value, and ranges from 0-14. A pH7 value is neutral, a higher number than 7 is alkaline, and a lower number than 7 is acidic. You can find out your soil's pH with a pH Soil Tester; easilly purchased at any plant store.

Large Leaf Plants

In general, plants with larger leaves need less exposure to sunlight since they have more surface area with which to absorb it. This is something important to consider when shopping for a plant inside your office. If sunlight is at a premium, then consider a plant that won’t need as much.

Take preventative measures to protect your plant

Setting up traps is a great step to take in an effort to minimize pests on your office plants. It, of course, is not a fool proof plan, but it certainly is a good start. Yellow sticky traps help to catch flying pests, like white flies, and fungus gnats. You can buy them, or simply make your own by cutting bright yellow cardboard, and covering them in a sticky material.

Removing spent blossoms

Removing spent blossoms, is the easiest way to keep plants blooming. Annuals especially will benefit from a periodic dead blossom removal.

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