Make sure your plants are exposed to plenty of light
Flowering plants require a good deal more light than foliage plants. As a rule, flowering plants need to be placed near a window while foliage plants should be positioned away from direct sunlight.
Water your plants as required
Flowering plants need to be watered almost every day if they are positioned near direct sunlight. Do not over water your plants and check the potting compost to see if the plants are dry. Do not allow water to stand in the saucer for long and remove any remaining water one hour after watering. As a rule, foliage plants should be slightly dry when watered once or twice a week.
Feed your plants with plant food
Flowering plants should be fed every time you water them during the summer and once a week during the winter. Foliage plants should be fed once a week during the summer and once a month during the winter.
Make sure your plants are healthy
The most common problem is the Red Spider Mite that causes the leaves to turn yellow and produces fine, white cobwebs on the underside. If your plants are infested with this mite, it is important to eradicate them. Move the plants away from any window and wash the window frame and pot before introducing new plants.
Another common problem is Green Fly on plants. You can also ask your local florists for advice or buy products for treating Green Fly from your local florist.
Try not to over water your plants as this will make them more susceptible to disease.
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