6 Tips & Tricks For Houseplants: Plant Care Tips, DIY Plant Displays, And More
The colder months can be a challenging time for hobby gardeners and plant enthusiasts. Getting your houseplants through the winter can be tricky business, which is why we've come up with 6 tips & tricks for keeping your houseplants healthy and happy. Learn new ways to make sure your plants are getting all of the love, care, and attention they need to continue thriving, and try out new ways to display those happy plants. Just because there isn't as much sun these days doesn't mean you can't have a blooming, thriving indoor garden in your home!
1. Protect Plants With Milk
- spray bottle
1.1 A great way to clean and protect your houseplants is to occasionally spray their leaves with milk. Not only will it clean the leaves effectively, it will also protect your plants from fungal and viral diseases that could harm them.
2. Lush Moss Wall Display
- cork panel
- 6 strips of wood
- craft glue
- branches, bark & twigs
2.1 Cut a hexagon out of a cork panel, then glue the 6 strips of wood around the outer edges of the hexagon in order to create a frame.
2.2 Put the moss and buttermilk in a blender and blend everything together.
2.3 Spread the moss mixture evenly inside the frame and wait for about 2 months.
2.4 After 2 months, the moss will have started to grow. Decorate your wall displays with branches, pieces of bark, or twigs and hang them up on the wall. To take care of the moss, all you have to do is spray it with water sporadically.
3. Floral Flowerpot
- empty laundry detergent bottle
- potting soil
3.1 Cut off the lower section and handle off of an empty laundry detergent bottle and clean it out thoroughly.
3.2 Cut the top of the handle at regular intervals, then bend the individual segments outwards to make the pedals of the flower.
3.3 Place potting soil in the bottom section of the flower pot and plant the succulent directly inside.
3.4 To water your plat, pour water into the flower handle and it will flow directly to the roots!
4. Give Your Plants Iron
- rusty nails
- plastic water bottle
- screw driver
4.1 Put a few rusty nails in a plastic bottle filled with water and put the lid back on.
4.2 Heat up a screwdriver and use it to poke a few holes in the lid.
4.3 Shake the bottle, then use the water inside to water your plants. This will protect all of your plants from an iron deficiency, but be cautious about which plants you use this technique for – not all plants need iron-enriched water.
5. DIY Trellis For Climbing Plants
- wire clothes hangers
5.1 Bend several wire hangers into diamond shapes and position them together, securing them with some additional wire as necessary. Hang your DIY trellis above a climbing plant and it will climb up the wires.
6. Flower Chandelier
- old candle chandelier
- hot glue gun
- 4 flower pots
6.1 Glue the flower pots onto the arms of the old candle chandelier using a hot glue gun and plant flowers or other plants in them, then hang up your new hanging plant display. It makes the perfect centerpiece for your balcony or living room!
Plants aren't just beautiful to look at, they also bring life to your indoor spaces. Try out these amazing new ways to display and care for them and start enjoying your time indoors!