Listening to your Plants

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Now that we are at the end of our plant series, we will consider the ways that we can use to listen to our plants and care for them in a better manner. Without further ado, let’s look into 3 methods that might be used to communicate with your plants.


One of the most obvious signs that the plant is reaching out is through its growth. It is something that Christopher Griffin, a popular gardener and author, recommends too.

Although the plant may look like it is growing, caution has to be exercised because growth does not necessarily mean that the plant is thriving. These two words have to be looked at respectively from the plant’s point of view because the key is ensuring its happiness.

What better way to know whether the plant is happy or not than to look at its atmosphere.
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Plant owners are known to make the fundamental mistake when they are tending to their plants, which is overwatering. Overwatering the plant is equivalent to drowning it, which is something that should be avoided altogether.

It is recommended to wait for 3 – 4 weeks before the plant is moved to a new location. In the meantime, research should also be done on how to improve the plant’s wellbeing, especially on its environment and humidity. Ensuring that your atmosphere matches that of the plant’s needs is of the utmost importance.

The safe bet is to err on the side of caution where the method of testing the soil with your finger should be applied first. Should the soil be exceptionally dry, please immediately water the plant whereas the plant should be left alone if its soil is damp. The reason for this is that underwatering is always a better option because at least the plant can still be salvaged if anything goes south.

The plant’s condition is another key sign that it is need of something.
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Checking the leaves of the plant is pertinent too since its health can be determined through their method.

Bright and luscious leaves are indicative of a healthy plant, which means that there is nothing to worry about. Yellow or brittle leaves are indicative that the plant is facing with root rot, a condition that simply means the roots turning into mush and no longer absorbing the nutrition from the soil. Another reason could be the roots wrapping each other and preventing the stem from being healthy.

To remedy situations like this, what is usually recommended is the aeration method in which the roots have adequate airflow. An option would to be use new soil that can be purchased from the local nursery due to its benefits for the plant, for example more moisture and nutrients.

Hope the above three ways would be of help!

This marks the end of the series, but fret not, we’ll be discussing six steps to have a good interior design in your property next week. So, here you go, guys watch this space every Wednesday so that you won’t miss out on any one of our weekly posts. In the meantime, please follow us at @studio_pandan on Instagram to stay updated.

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