How To Make House Plants Grow Faster?
If you don’t see fresh growth on your house plants for awhile, it can be frustrating. Is there any way to grow your house plants faster? What will be the technique? The plant appears healthy, but what is it missing? What is the extra thing it needs? I know, these are the questions you ask yourself when you see your plant.
It is simply a matter of ensuring you meet the care requirements such as appropriate watering, light levels, temperature requirements, and humidity levels.
Most of us neglect to provide nutrients for our plants. Plants need nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other nutrients to grow. These nutrients and micronutrients spur the plant’s growth.
In this guide, we will learn some simple yet effective tips for growing greens indoors faster and healthier. We will examine common yet underrated methods, as well as some pretty cool ninja tricks that we can employ. Let us get right into it, shall we?
Crucial factor determining the growth of plant
The common methods of pruning, choosing the right size pot, and providing adequate lighting are crucial to the growth of plants. These are well known and do not require explanation.
By grooming the plant correctly, it is most commonly possible to improve its growth.
You are right! We are talking about pruning your indoor houseplant. Despite the fact that I cannot see any problems with your plant, I will ask you to do the pruning.
I don’t see any reason to cut it off because it looks healthy. It is a rookie mistake.
During the growing season, we should give our plants the proper grooming to make the growth faster.
Pruning is essential to the health and growth of a plant. If you do not prune the plant properly, it will grow bushier and leaner.
Some secret tips for pruning
Use rubbing alcohol to disinfect your clippers, scissors, and pruners before you begin pruning.
Also, the best time to prune will be during the growing season, and that is from early spring to late summer.
If your plants show no or minimal growth during the winter, do not be surprised. This is normal for plants during the winter.
Getting the pot size correct
It is crucial to choose the right size pot for your plants, as a bigger or smaller pot can affect the health of the plants.
As a result, the roots and the growth patterns of plants in the pot are directly related to the pot size.
Plants whose roots are rootbound experience slowed growth in their stems, leaves, and flowers.
The roots might be damaged if the pot is too small, which will hinder their growth.
Plant growth is hindered in too large containers since the plants are forced to concentrate on their roots, and it also leads to most common problem of overwatering.
The repotting process encourages the growth of the plant and boosts its root system.
A tip for selecting the right pot size- Select a container that is one size larger than the plants.
When a plant grows to seven inches, use a one-gallon pot, then a two-gallon pot when it grows to a foot, etc.
When your plant does not receive any sunlight, we will see reduced growth and a dull appearance most of the time.
Our plant should be outside for at least an hour a week. More light will enhance photosynthesis and improve the system of our plant.
Scientifically speaking, plants produce a compound called C6H12O6, which is sugar.
It is necessary for a plant’s growth that it receives optimum lighting, water, and carbon dioxide supply.
Having discussed the watering regime and the ways of watering the plant, we do not need to worry about carbon dioxide as it exists abundantly in the air.
In order for the plants to become bushier and healthier, we should focus on their light requirements.
9 Secret tips to grow your houseplant faster
We will then focus on factors and secrets that will enhance the growth of the plant.
In order for the plant to grow faster and bushier, it must receive the right nutrients and the right feed.
Getting the best feed might be an expensive proposition. Here are some cheap and effective secrets that you can use in your own home.
In order to have healthy soil, we need to have a balanced mix of nutrients, just like in a human diet. Here are a few ninja tips you can try to enhance the soil.
Eggshell is an excellent fertilizer
In our kitchen, eggshells are mostly thrown away because we consider them a waste.
These wastes can be used as homemade fertilizers for plants and for enhancing their growth.
Calcium in eggshells prevents rot, and helps to keep eggs fresh. Isn’t that beautiful?
We can also sprinkle eggshells near the plant’s base, and these will keep snails and slugs away.
What do we need to do?
In order to use the eggshell as fertilizer, you need to soak it in water for about five to six days.
Each week during the growing season, we can add this to the plant.
Composting eggshells will reduce acidity due to their lime content.
The secrets are: We can use the eggshell water when we opt for water propagation. When we change the water, add the water and eggshell water in a ratio of 5:1. This increases the growth of roots, as well as making your plants bushy.
Boiled egg water can add calcium to the soil
Although the process of preserving water used in boiling eggs may seem unnecessary to you, we need to do it in order to keep them safe.
The calcium content of the boiled eggs is ideal for feeding the plants.
A secret to remember- Before using the water, always make sure it is cooled down.
Oyster Shells are great for making the soil alkaline
The oyster shell is the key to building rich, alkaline soil. If you are unsure how to use it, do not worry.
You can find an abundance of oyster shells along the coastal areas, so go and collect them all. They’re awesome!
Oyster shells contain calcium carbonate, which makes the soil more alkaline. This is the best natural option for plants, which love alkaline soil.
It is necessary to crush the oyster shells as small as possible, to create a powder that will act as a slow-release fertilizer for the soil.
Aspirin boosts the immune system of the plant
The germination rate of seeds sprayed with water containing aspirin was 100% when they were sown directly in the ground.
A spray bottle should be used every three weeks to water the plants.
Plants benefit from aspirin’s ability to boost their immune systems, but it has also been shown that flowering is stimulated.
A quick tip: the ratio of aspirin to water should be 1:1, which means we will need two aspirins for every two gallons of water.
Iron Nails or Iron Shavings adds iron to the soil
What does iron have to do with photosynthesis? Iron helps the plant to create chlorophyll by acting as an ignition.
For plants to grow, chlorophyll has to be produced. The more chlorophyll produced, the better the plant will grow.
You can also insert iron nails in the soil to enhance its iron content. If you do this, the soil will become iron-rich.
For those who have access to iron shavings, we can add the shavings to the upper portion of the soil.
If you plan to surround the base of the pot with iron nails, use between seven and eight, depending on its size.
Banana Peel/Skins adds micronutrients to the soil
Scientific studies have shown that banana peels are among the best fertilizers for the soil.
Besides potassium, calcium, and phosphorus, banana peels are rich in a variety of minerals that benefit soil health.
If the banana skins aren’t being composted, we can cut them into small pieces or add them to the bin like we did with eggshells.
Rinse some banana skins in water for a few days so that their mineral composition is enhanced and they will act as an excellent fertilizer.
You need to bury banana peels anywhere between 2-4 inches beneath the soil when you are using chopped banana peels.
Tea Compost is a great fertilizer for the soil
After we’ve used the tea leaves, please don’t dispose of them. I suggest keeping tea bags, whether they’re made of paper, silk, or Muslin.
It’s possible to use a polypropylene tea bag even if the material will not decompose. We just need to remove the bag after use and collect the leftover tea.
For the soil, tea leaves have excellent fertilizing properties.
The tea bags can be used as compost for fertilizer in compost bins, or the loose tea can be dug around the plant as compost.
Coffee Grounds is an excellent source of nitrogen
Besides tea leaves, coffee grounds can also be used to fertilize our garden. That is for those coffee lovers who prefer coffee over tea.
Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus are the three main ingredients in fertilizer, which is generally found in coffee ground.
In addition to having all three essential nutrients, coffee grounds contain a lot of nitrogen, which allows plants to grow faster and bushier.
Seaweed Solution/ Water from Aquarium used as a natural fertilizer
Some of us have aquariums in our houses, and we change the water regularly. Do you throw away the water?
Our plants can be watered with aquarium water now. This water is rich in minerals and can be used in almost any season.
The mineral content of the aquarium plant is augmented by the waste from the fish or aquariums.
The same can be said for seaweed solution, which is made up of algae or aquatic plants. It has a high content of nutrition.
We can easily purchase seaweed solution from your local nursery or online if it is not available locally.
It is a balanced compound that is suitable for all seasons. Its nutrition is ideal for the growing stage of plants.
Two tablespoons of seaweed solution can be poured into 15 liters of water. Use the solution to provide for the plants.
Furthermore, the addition of this solution at the very beginning is essential for a better future growth.