Patch Houseplant Parenting Course

Indoor plants

In this video series we will cover

  • Picking the right plant
  • Watering
  • Light
  • Safety around pets
  • Cleaning your plant
  • Plants and humidity
  • Choosing the right soil
  • Pruning
  • Bugs
  • Winter plant care
  • Dropping leaves

Episode 1: How do I pick the right indoor plants?

Play Lesson 1

11 Videos

18 min

Play Lesson 1

11 Videos

18 min

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  • Location
  • Recreating their natural habitat
  • Overwatering
  • Check soil
  • Drainage
  • Watering gadgets
  • All plants need some natural sunlight
  • Direction of your windows
  • Proximity to window
  • Drooping plants
  • Completely harmless plants to your pets or kids
  • Plant toxicity details
  • Hanging planters and tall shelves
  • Dust on your plant’s leaves prevents sunlight
  • Monthly cleaning
  • Examine for any signs of stress or disease
  • Tropical climate plants
  • Rooms with higher humidity
  • Misting your plants
  • Creating microclimates
  • Healthy plant food to keep up strength
  • Best time of year to fertilise
  • Repotting with fresh soil
  • Multipurpose soil
  • Refreshing your plants by pruning
  • Trimming leaves
  • Removing dead flowers
  • Spotting unwelcome visitors
  • Removing bugs
  • Insecticidal spray
  • Mould on your plant’s soil
  • Radiator heat can
  • Radiators and underfloor heating
  • Accommodating for less daylight
  • Slower plant growth
  • Plant lifecycle
  • Readjusting to environmental change
  • Brightness levels
  • Overwatering
  • Potting soil, the ideal mixture of available nutrients
  • Provide support for the growing plant, adequate drainage
  • Replacing your soil
  • Aeration around the roots
  • Checking your plants roots
  • Drainage holes
  • The right amount of soil
  • Growing new plants from existing ones
  • Best time of year to propagate
  • Three main ways include: cutting, division, and replanting of offsets
  • How to propagate
  • Tall houseplants can grow outwards rather than upwards
  • Supports for climbing plants
  • Using plant ties
  • Diagnosing plant illness
  • Chemical pesticides can contain lots of toxins
  • Natural pesticides are safer for pets and kids
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