During the heating period, all indoor plants receive a serious blow due to the dry climate. Many plants die, since even daily watering does not help the soil from drying out. The material will tell you how to save plants from dehydration during the period of active heating.
1. Expanded clay
A universal material: they are poured into the near-stem circles of trees and shrubs, put as drainage on the bottom of pots of domestic plants. Less often - and completely in vain - you can see expanded clay on the surface of the earth around a potted plant. Nevertheless, this method is a reliable prevention of drying out of the earth at the height of the heating season. The price of the issue is less than $ 1. for a decent package, which is enough for at least one and a half, or even two dozen indoor plants. The main thing is not to overdo it: expanded clay prevents intensive evaporation of moisture, so watering should be less abundant.
Some plants are awful clean; they like to take a shower. So, for example, a ficus bored in a dry winter period (the leaves begin to turn yellow and fall off) reacts positively to regular (about once every two weeks) water procedures. The plant must be placed in a bath or on a special transverse plank, the temperature of the water in the shower must be adjusted (about 30 degrees - that is, summer-warm, but not hot) and the crown of the tree must be irrigated from all sides. It is advisable to cover the surface of the pot so as not to flood the plant. This procedure is also good because any feeding in the winter period is prohibited, and not many plant breeders are able to observe the slow dying of a plant in anticipation of spring and legal feeding.
3. Orbiz balls
Hydrogel balls are a real salvation for plants during the heating period, as well as during the period when you are leaving for a long time, and there is no one to look after the plants. It is enough to buy a penny set of Orbiz hydrogel balls, place them in a container of water, then wait until the balls grow 10 times, and then place them in a pot with a plant. The hydrogel balls will be dosed to give moisture to the soil, their effect will last for two weeks.
4. Communicating vessels
We take a small plastic vessel with a narrow neck and place it with the neck in the ground. Thus, the liquid will leave in equal parts as the soil dries up. If you do not have a suitable vessel, then you can purchase fertilizer for the same orchids once, then you will have a container that can be filled with water and placed in the soil with any plant. Water will be discharged in a metered manner during a drought period.
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