Normally it's easy to look after plants but not too easy if you're obsessed with your garden. Plants are a terrific accessory to your decor. They have been proven to help in purifying the air as well as having an optimistic effect on your health. Other than this, they are an excellent addition to the beauty of your house. It can get tricky at times when it comes to creating favorable conditions for the plants. Favorable conditions mean providing water and sunlight to the plants in the required amount. Our article covers all these basics and enlightens you in the best possible manner.

  • Keep them in sunlight: 

A major element that is important for the growth of a plant is providing them with sunlight. Sunlight helps them grow and works as a nutrient for the plants. This fundamental thing should not be ignored as this can lead to your plants dying. On average, a plant needs around 4-6 hours of sunlight every day.  

  • Use fertilizer: 

There are many nutrients that are not present in the soil that is necessary for plants. To provide those nutrients we need fertilizer. Fertilizers contain potassium, nitrogen and various other minerals as well. It's best to fertilize plants every 2-3 weeks to keep them green and healthy. Just sprinkle the fertilizer on soil and it will dissolve over time and mix into the soil. 

  • Water them regularly: 

Water is another essential that needs to be provided to plants every day. An adequate proportion of water is required as an excessive or insufficient amount of water can ruin the plant. Water your plants directly and the soil will soak all the water. The amount of water necessary can differ from plant to plant but they all need water essentially. 

  • Cut off dead leaves and branches: 

If a dead leaf or branch is hanging on to the plant, it will continue to dissipate and contaminate the rest of the plant. Use a cutter to cut such branches off the plant. It keeps the plant healthy and green. This protects the plant from diseases as well as keeps the other plants healthy by not tarnishing them. Cutting off the dead ends using scissors affects the plant in a positive way. 

  • Use pesticides: 

Plants are prone to many plant diseases that can kill them. To save them from such situations, pesticides are highly recommended. They not only protect the plants but also increase their lifetime. Be careful while using pesticides, use only those who kill the insects and won't harm the plant itself. Don't use them in abundance as they exhibit negative consequences too.   

  • Don't over-water the plants: 

Excess of water can have an unfavorable impact on the plants. Instead of helping the plant grow, it halts the growth visibly. Have breaks in watering the plants. Most plants don't require a constant supply of water. Over-watering destroys the nutrients of the soil which leads to the death of plants. Especially in winters, avoid drowning your plants in an ocean of water. 

  • Pull out the weeds: 

Weeds commonly grow around plants. They ruin the beauty of the plants as well as the garden. Not only this but they also utilize the essential nutrients of the soil thus leaving almost nothing for your plants. Best is to take them out directly by pulling them. Taking them out by the root will get them out completely. This can save the beauty as well as the health of your plants. 

  • Choose the right pot for indoor plants: 

If you have an indoor plant to take care of, you must select the right pot for it. Not every plant can be kept in a pot. The size of the pot should be adequate for the development of plants. Having a pot too small or a too big pot can affect the growth as well as the life of the plant. A regular-sized pot usually works well for plants but you should choose according to the kind of plant. 


Following these tips would help keep your plants alive in favorable conditions for an incredibly long time period.