Caring for plants is not difficult and can be done naturally with our organic liquid fertilizers. Because it's so easy, here's our universal green thumb guide, but your plant's needs may vary by species. We assume no liability or guarantee, but we will help you at any time!
Better to water too little than too much to avoid rotting roots. You should only water when the top layer of soil is dry or when the plant's drooping leaves indicate that it needs water. Before you want to water, just stick your finger in the soil and see if the top inches have dried. If the soil is still damp, the plant does not need water.
Sunny or semi-shady? Find out about the ideal location and find it! Light is necessary for photosynthesis and thus the growth of your plant. Light also plays an important role in the color development of the leaves. But not every plant loves a lot of sun and direct sunlight some prefer a slightly shady spot.
The right substrate
Buy suitable soil or mix your own soil substrate, tailored to the needs of your plant. The roots need to breathe, so the soil should be airy. Here you can find out how to mix the right Monstera substrate yourself. In spring it is a good idea to repot your plants into a larger pot, otherwise the roots often do not have enough space and growth is restricted.
Get rid of dust
Wipe the leaves of your plant regularly to rid them of dust. They can then absorb light better again, carry out photosynthesis and thus grow faster!
Check regularly for pests - the sooner you fight them, the less damage your plant will suffer.
Not without fertilizer
Don't let your plants starve: regular fertilizing is essential for growth! Most potting soil is already pre-fertilized, but the nutrients will be depleted after a few weeks. Then it's time to fertilize so that your houseplants can grow great. In the growing season from March to October it is advisable to use an organic fertilizer every two weeks. You can find the right organic liquid fertilizer for your indoor plants in our shop. From autumn onwards, indoor plants only need fertilizing every four weeks, as they also grow less during this time. If you use a plant lamp in the cold season, then you should continue to fertilize at short intervals. Our tip: fertilize in the morning or when the weather is overcast, because there is a risk of burning leaves and roots in strong sunshine and dry weather.
Air that is too dry is not good for plants. Mist the leaves regularly for higher humidity!
Avoid dry heating air, frost and cold drafts. Provide enough light with a plant lamp! Many plants also want to rest in winter, so don't water and fertilize as much as usual. In winter, we plant lovers usually have to accept that there are hardly any new leaves and some plants lose their leaves.
Due to the migration of phytohormones within the plant, it always bends towards the light source. To prevent your houseplant from lopsided, you should rotate it regularly!
Beware of the weather
Do not expose your plants to extreme weather: frost, hail or extreme heat, no thanks! Make sure you don't forget plants on the balcony on very hot days - the leaves can burn if there is too much sunlight! In winter, both the cold temperatures outside and the hot air from the heating system can become a problem for indoor plants. Both in winter and on hot summer days, it's time to bring in plants and, if necessary, clear them from the windowsill!
The FARBIO liquid fertilizers provide important nutrients that your plants need. You can and should combine all fertilizers with each other.