Tips and Guides

Dos and Don'ts of Indoor Plant Maintenance

You don't need a green thumb to follow these tips!


Indoor gardening has been all the rage recently—and we're not surprised. Aside from prettifying our spaces, indoor plants bring a touch of the outdoors into the home—making it just a little bit brighter and filling it with positive energy.

If you're also thinking about adding green touches to your home, you can do so with ease! Don't be afraid that you won't be able to take care of a couple of plants. Here are reminders that can help you out:

DO know your plant. Some assume that indoor plant care is the same for every kind and type of plant, but it's usually not the case. Avoid mistakes by reading the tags that come with your plant. These tags usually explain the needs of each and how you can best care for it. Of course, the World Wide Web is a treasure trove of information that you can use as reference. You can also ask for tips from your plant supplier.

DO limit the use of fertilizer. Fertilizers encourage plant growth which is a good thing ,but indoor plants don't need a lot. The use of excessive fertilizer can burn out the soil, root systems, and leaves.

DO place it where there is light. Most indoor plants are capable of sustaining themselves when exposed to enough sunlight. Some ideal spots would be windowsills or your home's terrace. There are also plants that do not require too much sunlight—so make sure you do your research first.

DON'T overwater. In an effort to keep the plants healthy, a lot of people make the mistake of giving plants too much water. Keep in mind that plants may drown too. Check if the soil is dry and simply wet it with enough water to keep it damp.

DON'T overdecorate. When working with succulents, avoid putting too much pebbles or anything that will prevent the plant from absorbing water. Overdecorating can suffocate the plantmaking it dry quicker. Need help repotting your succulents? Click here for a step-by-step guide.

More on

5 Indoor Plants for Your Home

4 Ways to Work with Indoor Plants (As Learned from Real Homes)

3 Things You Need to Know About Indoor Gardening


Latest Stories

You Only Need P5,000 To Work On These Home Improvement Projects

The best part? These can increase the value of your space, too.

What's Inside The Vatican Walls?

Aside from having one of the largest collections of art in the world, the Vatican holds many other treasures

Meet The Architect Behind This Industrial-Pinoy Home

Inspired by the Bahay Kubo, this architect worked with industrial details and affordable building materials to create an inviting space

Is It Possible to Paint Over Tiles?

No one likes the sight of lackluster tiles. Know what to do with these tips from an interior designer.

A Sneak Peek at the New Clark City

A Singaporean consulting firm has been tapped for the development project

You Can Use Wallpaper On The Ceiling, Too

Talk about having a one-of-a-kind accent in your space

Rockwell's Glasshouse Is The Chicest Restaurant Out There

Fashion retailer Harlan + Holden's response to the global trend of lifestyle dining is this airy and beautiful restaurant

6 Ways Wallpaper Can Enhance A Very Small Room

Wallpaper isn't just for huge, sprawling homes—the colors and patterns of this wall finish can visually enlarge a tiny space

Divisoria Home Finds You Can Buy For P500 or Less

Shop ‘til you drop at this bargain hotspot

Practical Tips For Collecting Art From An Art Gallery Owner

You don't have to spend a fortune to have a sizable collection

6 Places To Visit in Angono, Rizal This Long Weekend

Take a day trip to this artists' haven in Rizal and enjoy local art with a side order of culture and exotic food

Did You Know That Color Can Control Your Mood?

Believe it or not, your paint choices play a huge role in how you feel
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!