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Foliage,  Plants

How to Grow Foliage Plants

If you’re looking for information on how to grow foliage plants, then you’ve come to the right place.

Foliage plants are growing plants that provide us with a spectacular display of color and patterns, as well as a great source of shelter from the elements. While growing them can be a challenge, the rewards are beyond compare.

In this article I’ll give you some tips on how to grow foliage plants so that you can get the most out of your hard work and effort. Make sure you read on!

To begin with, always start from the beginning. Don’t allow the time it takes to get in a few late nights before getting started on the roots. Instead make sure you dedicate the time to the necessary maintenance, watering, fertilizing, etc. Of course this is easier said than done.

The biggest mistake most people make is they only start from the end. By this I mean that once they’ve been taken care of, they think that they can spend more time doing the necessary maintenance. This is a big mistake as you’ll only end up messing up the soil and hasten the life cycle of the plant.

After you’ve gotten your plant into proper condition, you should also go ahead and cut back. Sure, we want our foliage plants to survive but isn’t that enough? It certainly isn’t if you’re using them to put a shade on your deck or as a garden structure. If you’re not careful you can lose money with maintenance fees.

Make sure that you do water the plant properly when you first get it in.

It doesn’t matter if you have more than one, since the most common cause of over watering is being lazy. You need to give the plant a chance to develop and get used to water before you go any further. Do not wait until the plant starts to shrivel up or dry out completely before you start to water it. Once you start it, there’s no stopping until it finally grows.

Always keep your plants away from pesticides, since this can harm it badly. Even though you know that it is safe to use, you’re not going to know unless you test it for you. Even though it won’t kill it, you will ruin its roots and leave you with a lot of unnecessary work in the future.

Don’t forget to water your plants at the same time every day. Although the earlier you water it, the better. Then you will start to see the results sooner, and with less effort on your part.

Not only that, but you should also treat your foliage plants with respect. The roots need to be kept moist at all times. If it becomes wet or dry for too long, it will die.

You should also not prune or remove the leaves on your foliage plants as this is something that should be left to nature. This is a delicate plant that needs the chance to mature and reach its full potential.

In conclusion, I hope that these tips on how to grow foliage plants will help you out. They will also help you enjoy the plants a lot more.