Removing dead leaves is the first step you have to take in making life easy for your plants. Once a week is enough, although we advise you to take a look every day, especially if they are indoor plants since these plants are usually more delicate and (due to space) they are in small pots. That is why the leaves immediately fall and are not seen until the plant drowns because they obstruct the earth, which is where it drinks.
Just a little water will do. Depending on the type of leaf that your plant has, you will have to clean the leaves of the plants in one way or another.
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- Large-leaved plants: Clean them one by one using a water-soaked microfiber cloth or some other alternative cleaning product.
- Small leaf plants: When the leaf is very small it is not necessary to clean them one by one. The best system is to spray a little water on top with a vaporizer and shake them gently.
- Plants with velvety leaves: Use a bristle brush or soft hair to rub them delicately.
- Flowering plants: The flowers are very delicate and you do not have to do anything other than removing them when they are dry so that they do not fall on the ground and drown the entire plant.
- Plants with cactus-like thorns: In this case, it is best to pass a brush over the thorns, without water or anything.
Give glow to plants using a variety of household products to clean the leaves of plants, for example, beer. Dip a sponge in beer, drain well and wipe the leaves. We must not exaggerate, of course, but what we can assure you is that it will give shine to your leaves.
Vinegar is also ideal for cleaning the leaves of plants since it works for practically everything, so we recommend that you adopt vinegar among your cleaning products. In a vaporizer put a mixture of water with a little vinegar and proceed to clean the leaves as we have explained in the article, depending on the leaf type.
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It serves as a fertilizer for plants, especially Hydrangeas, Azaleas, and Orchids since it increases the level of acidity of the soil, which is what these species need. Mix the coffee grounds with the earth to achieve this effect. Be careful, you notice that the leaves are starting to dry out at the tips, it is that you have exceeded the acid level.
Because it increases the calcium levels of plants and gives them strength. Chop up a couple of eggshells and place them on the ground around your plant.
Cold Tea Infusion
Make yourself tea and add it to the irrigation water, the antioxidant properties of the tea will pass to the earth and will serve as a reinforcement to your plants. Tea also shields against the growth of fungus. Another way to use it is by directly mixing the contents of the bag with the soil of your plants.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff