How to care for indoor foliage plants

Foliage plants are the most suitable decoration for any indoor space, whether it is in an office or in a home. They filter the air and absorb white noise, allowing people to concentrate in whatever space they are in. We have compiled a list of care tips to help your household plants thrive in optimal conditions, regardless of the environment in which they are grown.


1. Philodendrons

Philodendrons are generally considered to be one of the easiest household plants to take care of, as it reacts quickly to being provided with what it needs. Give this plant bright but indirect sunlight, such as a position near a window where the sun’s rays never directly touch the foliage.

If your philodendron receives too much light, several leaves will start to yellow at the same time. If it receives too little light, the plant will grow such that it has very long stems with wide spaces between leaves. Before watering your philodendron, insert your finger into the soil to ensure that the top inch of soil is fully dry before you water it. If the plant’s leaves start to droop, you may have to make some adjustments to your watering schedule.

To fertilize your plant, add 2-3g or 0.5-1 teaspoon of RYNAN Follamate Smart Fertilizer. This will be sufficient to last you 3 full months, and helps your plant produce the proteins needed to form more and thicker leaves without sacrificing root growth.


2. Monsteras

The Swiss Cheese Plant, also known as the Monstera plant, is a tropical ornamental plant that gets its name from the leaves of older plants which undergo fenestration (having holes or clear parts in its leaves). These fenestrated leaves allow the plant to spread out over large areas without wasting the energy and nutrients needed to grow the leaf area to fill this space.

In nature, the holes allow rain and wind to pass through to avoid being blown over in a storm. Monstera plants prefer full sun, but will adapt to partial shade or filtered light near a window. Regularly water your plant with small amounts of water, and mist the leaves to provide the humidity it needs.

To fertilize your plant, add 2-3g or 0.5-1 teaspoon of RYNAN Follamate Smart Fertilizer. This will be sufficient to last you 3 full months, and helps your plant produce the proteins needed to form more and thicker leaves without sacrificing root growth.


3. Snake plants

Also known as Sansevierias, the snake plant is known to be able to grow in a large variety of climates and is extremely easy to take care of. Known as a great plant to purify the air with, it makes for a thoughtful house gift for new plant owners. While putting it in direct sunlight can burn the plant, it grows happily in low light to bright indirect sunlight. However, if your snake plant has bright variegation, putting it in low light might diminish the intensity of the variegation.

Watering snake plants can be tricky, but the general rule of thumb is that it is always better to water it less than to overwater it. The watering schedules for snake plants can vary anywhere from every 2 weeks to every 8 weeks depending on the climate and the intensity of the surrounding light.

To fertilize your plant, add 2-3g or 0.5-1 teaspoon of RYNAN Follamate Smart Fertilizer. This will be sufficient to last you 3 full months, and helps your plant produce the proteins needed to form more and thicker leaves without sacrificing root growth.

4. Money Plants

Also known as the Devil’s Ivy for how easy it is to keep alive, the money plant is a staple in many offices and households. It is a representation of prosperity and financial abundance. Put your money plant in a spot that receives bright but indirect sunlight that persists throughout the day.

To prevent your money plant leaves from growing in one direction towards the sun, rotate your plant pot by a quarter turn once a week. Allow the plant to fully dry out between waterings, and readjust your watering schedule if the plant’s leaves start to droop.

To fertilize your plant, add 2-3g or 0.5-1 teaspoon of RYNAN Follamate Smart Fertilizer. This will be sufficient to last you 3 full months, and helps your plant produce the proteins needed to form more and bigger leaves without sacrificing root growth.

 

NPK Fertilizers for Plant Nutrition

 

Many people know about this, but fertilizers are the easiest way to aid your plant’s growth. The original soil for indoor plants usually loses its nutrients after a few months, and repotting your plant too often can be traumatizing for the plant. Though most plants would still grow perfectly fine with water, fertilizer is the key to making your plant healthy and strong.

When choosing your fertilizer for foliage plants in particular, pay attention to the NPK ratio on the packaging. The NPK ratio shows the proportion of plant nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen is the key factor here, as it promotes leaf growth through helping in the process of creating plant proteins. It also drives photosynthesis by being a main component of chlorophyll.

However, too much nitrogen can lead to adverse effects. The leaves will resemble dense jungle foliage, but they may turn yellow due to dehydration. With extra nitrogen, the plant produces more chlorophyll, which in the process uses up more water, leaving the salts behind. Though overwatering your plant is the most effective way of reviving it, it is generally not recommended to over fertilize your plant. As a result, nutrients are directed from the plant towards the leaves, which causes the roots to deteriorate, destabilizing them.

To fertilize your foliage plant, add 2-3g or 0.5-1 teaspoon of RYNAN Follamate Smart Fertilizer. This will be sufficient to last you 3 full months, and helps your plant produce the proteins needed to form more and bigger leaves without sacrificing root growth.

 

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