If you observe some whitish layer formed on the surface of the soil or some sort of hard crust deposited on the surface, your plant is probably not absorbing the fertilizer due to overdose. This accumulation can attract disease causing microbes and insects and can hamper the normal growth and development of plants.
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You’ll be surprised to know your plant nutrition is not just about NPK…
Almost each one of us know about the application of NPK and how these 3 elements are life line of the plants. But that’s not the full story. Plants require other nutrients too and the deficiency or even excess can lead to certain dysfunctions in plants. Today I want to talk about other essential elements plants require.
Maximize Your Plant’s Potential: The Ultimate Guide to Deciding When to Repot
Do you want your plants to reach their full potential? Knowing when to repot is the key! From Understanding root growth to considering the size of your plant, this guide has everything you need to know to decide when to repot. Get ready to maximize your plant’s growth, health and beauty. Log on to reemasgarden.com and read the full article now
Did you know you could propagate plants through leaves? Here’s how..
Money plants, syngonium, African violet, peperomia, episcia, hoya, sedum etc. can be propagated through leaf petioles. Take a sterilized blade or scissor and cut from just above the place of attachment from stem. Dip the petiole in a rooting hormone and remove the excess solution. Place the stalk in water or directly into potting mix
Is rain water healthy for your plants? Let’s find out
With time dust and other particles stick on the surface of leaves. This decreases the photosynthesis efficiency and makes the leaves look dull. As the rain drops fall on the surface of leaves, it cleanses them and gives a lustrous appearance to them. During the monsoon season, try and store the rain water in barrels or you can even install a water harvesting system in your homes. Rain water revives the plants and happy plants means happy you!
Ideal pH for plants and how to measure soil pH at home!
If we talk about the ideal pH for plants then it would be a little difficult to generalize as different plants have different requirements. But most of the plants growing in our backyards and in our houses are more or less of the same nature. Their nutritional requirements, water requirements and pH level requirements areContinue reading “Ideal pH for plants and how to measure soil pH at home!”
What is cocopeat? Coir, or coconut fibre, is a natural fibre extracted from the outer husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. COCOPEAT is a byproduct that remains afterContinue reading “Cocopeat”
What is Vermiculite? Vermiculite is a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral which undergoes significant expansion when heated. Exfoliation occurs when the mineral is heated sufficiently, and commercial furnaces can routinely produce this effect. Vermiculite forms by the weathering or hydrothermal alteration of biotite or phlogopite. Advantages: 1. Very light in weight 2. HelpsContinue reading “Vermiculite”
Ever wondered what is perlite? How it is used? Is it really necessary? Well, I heard you, and here’s everything that you need to know about perlite.