House plants are healthy for the home.
Many plants are known to improve indoor air quality while providing amble oxygen and even stabilizing local humidity.
They’re also aesthetically pleasing and can be an influence on your mood without you even knowing it!
Some may erroneously believe that they simply don’t have time for plants. They are living organisms after all, and they require constant care and attention!
Fortunately, we’ve detailed five brilliant ways to maintain an indoor garden even when you’re not home!
Here’s how to pamper your plants from a distance:
1) Saucer or bowl of water
This method’s simple.
For many household plants, using a saucer or large bowl filled with water can work wonders.
Add your potted plant to an inundated saucer so that the roots can certainly reach the water.
Then, just leave the plant in place as they use up the water over time.
This method can sustain your plants for a good two to three days.
2) Watering bottle
Preferably using a bottle with an aluminum cap, poke five miniature holes in the cap. A hammer and nail might be useful here.
Then, fill the bottle with water and stick it cap first into the soil.
Bury the neck of the bottle a few inches deep before compacting the surrounding soil to prevent movement.
This method will keep your plants hydrated for around five days.
If you have an important business trip, there’s absolutely no need to worry. The watering bottle has you covered!
3) Plant bath
Plants that require lots of water but limited sun will love this method.
Fill up your bath with whatever amount of water your plants need.
It’s recommended to lay a towel atop the tub to prevent any scratches from your pots.
Then, simply add your pot to the tub, making sure the roots will get ample amounts of water.
This method can maintain your plants for about a week.
4) String drip
This method is innovative and harnesses the power of physics to create a bridge from any water source to your plant.
Cotton ropes work the best due to their amazing absorption.
Simply take the piece of cotton rope and connect it from your plant pot to a source of water. A jar of water will work.
Bury one end of the rope in your pot so that it can effectively hydrate the roots with the water from the jar.
The rest is magic.
5) Plastic bag greenhouse
The greenhouse effect can make it easy to maintain your plants for months at a time.
Grab a large, transparent plastic bag. Wrap it around your plant, but make sure it’s not too tight. The clear plastic container simultaneously allows sunlight into the system while trapping escaping heat.
This simple mastery of physics has helped foster plant growth for centuries!
Keep your plant out of direct sunlight to prevent overheating and sun damage.
Use wooden stakes to manipulate the plastic bag so that it doesn’t touch the leaves.
Water your plant as usual. The makeshift greenhouse will capture evaporated water and then recycle it within the system.
This method can sustain your plant for about half a year!
So there you have it.
Enough of the excuses!
If you’ve been refraining from growing your green thumb, it’s time to get going!
These five innovative tips and tricks will allow you to maintain your indoor garden from a distance!
Even when school, work, and life get in the way, a simple understanding of physics can be the key to successful time and life management.
So grab some soil and a plant of your choice!
It’s time to get gardening!
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