House plants require proper potting Mix and regular watering to thrive. Use suitable plant pots to provide the necessary conditions for healthy indoor plants.
Here I will be posting pictures and information on my house plants and other plants as well. The soil I use, watering and fertilizing.

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Here are all the plants that I have!

 

Thanksgiving Cactus

I got and what it looks like now. I will take a better picture of it. I have it sitting in the window for now. as it doesn’t get too much direct sunlight. 

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Spider Plant

This is the spider plant I got Sunday. I replanted it in this pot. it was so crammed in the other pot. So far, it’s doing good I have it sitting in my window with my Thanksgiving catus.   

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For more information on the spider plant check out its page!

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The Ponytail Palm Tree

ponytailpalm2This is when I first got the plant

ponytail plant in new potAfter I put it in a bigger pot!



I didn’t think to measure how tall it was when I got the plant so I will start measuring it when I take a picture of it. as of 6/12/24 it is 10″ tall, this is from the top of the soil to the top of the plant. I will measure at the beginning of the month again. 
new update 6/12/24

Check out the Ponytail palm tree for all the information about this plant on its own page. 
I will do another update in another week or so. I just love this plant. 


House Plant Information

A houseplant, sometimes known as a pot plant, potted plant, or indoor plant, is an ornamental plant that is grown indoors. As such, they are found in places like residences and offices, mainly for decorative purposes. Common houseplants are usually tropical or semi-tropical and are often epiphytes, succulents, or cacti.

 

Select a pot that the plant can grow into. Indoor plants typically come in a temporary pot that is made just right for them.
With your dedication to helping them grow, they will outgrow their space and need a larger pot.
Selecting a pot that is at least 50% larger this way lets the roots spread out and help with the health and growth of the plant. 

Fill With Potting Soil

Good quality potting soil like Miracle-Gro Indoor Potting Mix has been blended for a wide variety of container plants.
The mix has an easy-to-water formula that helps the soil re-wet while feeding for up to 6 months. 
there are others but this is what I use. 

Feed It

While watering is a key element to growing indoor plants, feeding a plant is where most people lose the battle in sustaining life in their plants.  There are several options for plant food.  I use the Plant food spikes they are a set-it-and-forget-it solution, for the most part. These spikes provide a continuous supply of important nutrients right at the roots, where plants need them the most. The pre-measured, specially formulated spikes are simply inserted into the soil around your plant and just Apply a fresh stick every eight weeks.

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Water It

The frequency of watering the plants will vary based on the size and type of your plant.
Plants like succulents don’t need water as frequently as other plants like ferns. With most plants, the frequency is based on how the soil feels. 
If it’s dry to the touch or crumbly when picked up, then it’s time to water. Don’t base your decision on just what the top of the soil feels.
If you place your finger just a bit deeper into the soil and still feel it is dry, 
then you know that deeper down the plant is likely not getting the water it needs.
The amount of water your plant needs will depend on the size of the pot. 
The amount of water to use is typically about ¼ to ⅓ the pot’s volume of water.
Just keep in mind that whatever water the plant can’t handle will come out of the bottom.
You may want to place your plant on a planer plate to catch extra water.

Give It Sun

All plants need sunshine, but the amount of sun they need varies from plant to plant.
When you purchase a plant, it should come with an informational card on the amount of sun needed.
Use that card to decipher the best location for your plant’s location. It’s best to think about what’s best for your plant vs. what’s best for your decor.  

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Products I use

Miracle-Gro Cactus, Palm & Citrus Soil is a fast-draining soil that contains the nutrients your desert-loving plants need to thrive12. The soil features sand and perlite to help create the optimal growing environment1. It is fortified with iron and plant food to prevent leaf yellowing and other common nutritional deficiencies1. The added fertilizer feeds cacti, palms, citruses, and succulents up to 6 months1. The soil also contains bone meal and Moisture Control® to protect against over- or under-watering2.


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