When that time of the year comes! Hurray monsoon is here! Are you excited about monsoon gardening because it is ideal for the growth of your plants? Yes, a monsoon is full of humidity, moisture and heat which helps in the growth of plants. But, always remember that you need to care for them more than you had cared for them in the previous months. Monsoon calls for extra care to keep the plant’s hail healthy as they are more prone to weeds, worms, and insects. So here are some monsoon plant care tips.
A well-draining pot is a crucial aspect that will allow your plant to live for decades. Your plant’s roots shouldn’t become submerged in water, because they will perish in their own soil if it rains for a longer period of time. Due to an abundance of rainwater during the monsoon, root rot is a regular problem. A pot with drainage holes will let the surplus water drain and only absorb what is required. Additionally, stagnant water is not advisable as it serves as the breeding spot for mosquitos.
Try to Stay Down on Watering
Indoor plants do not like to be watered much. They love well-drained soil. T times, you can let the soil dry in between waterings. Make sure to check the pots before watering them. They only require a very small amount of water at this point. Watering too much could harm the roots. You can check the water requirement by inserting a finger into the soil to check if it’s dry or wet. Some plants like wet soil and some like dry soil so check and water accordingly.
Don’t Be Afraid of Worms
The monsoon season is worm-prone for plants. Therefore, make sure to routinely inspect the plant beds for illnesses. However, earthworms are advantageous to them since they nitrate the soil by creating holes in it and we all know from childhood that earthworms are farmer’s friends. This applies to indoor plants and terrace gardening as well.
Fertilise Your Plant
Fertilising your plant during monsoon is very important to keep the plants healthy. Utilise organic fertilisers during the monsoon. The best manure for plants are vermicompost, home compost, or egg shells. The plants’ pores expand during the rainy season, making it easier for the plants to absorb fertiliser when it is sprayed on them.
Don’t Shuffle Your Plants Much
We all have the habit of changing all the things to give our room a fresh new look. Some do it as a hobby but while getting your rooms a good new look, be cautious with the potted lovelies as some of them don’t like constant change and they might find it difficult to get adapted to the new space. A strict no to a change from bright areas to dark areas.
Increased Bugs and Mites
Numerous insects, fungi, and mites that are ready to assault your plants at any time are brought on by the monsoon season. Keep an eye out and search for indicators on the leaves and in the soil. Take the appropriate actions as quickly as possible to treat them. Neem oil, some liquid soap, and water mixed together and sprayed are the best and most efficient ways to combat insects and mites. Use the prepared solution when you notice those small creatures munching on the leaves of your houseplants.
A Bit of Pruning Is Necessary
If you want to enjoy the good growth of your plant, it is best to prune it before the monsoon hits. Apart from just the good growth of plants, pruning also helps to maintain plants’ beauty and enhance general performance, and remove dead blooms.
Get Them Enough Sunlight Whenever Possible
Monsoon doesn’t give room for much sunlight as it’s quite raining all the time. If your plants are lying in the dark corner of your room, rescue them and place them in a location where there is enough sunlight. Without getting sufficient sunlight, there are chances that the plants can die.
Apply Insecticides and Pesticides
Once new shoots begin to develop during the monsoon, quickly spray insecticides. Pests and insects that prefer to feed on fresh leaves thrive during the monsoon. Pests can be controlled by spraying insecticides on the outside.
These are some monsoon plant care tips that can help you protect your plants stay healthy in the monsoon. Get some lovely varieties of plants from our website at www.dharmikgardens.com