It’s common to worry about the air pollution in cities: traffic, industry and some heating systems team up to create an unhealthy environment. Although we tend to think about our homes as a pollution-free space, this is not completely true. Nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide levels may be lower indoors, but other toxic compounds known as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are higher indoors than outdoors. Paint, furniture, printers, nail polish removers and other household products are common sources of VOCs.
I am in love with indoor plants. Not only are they interesting and fresh element, but also purify the air. What else can you ask for? I guess if they watered themselves, it’d be just perfect. However, not all of us live in one of those dream-like, Pinterest worthy houses: huge and full of enormous windows; with the soft breeze of spring caressing your skin and the light inundating the place like a silk veil. You know what I mean, right?
Repotting is a “traumatic episode” for a plant, but it is essential for its growth and development. If we have already decided that our houseplant needs repotting, we will have to be veeeery careful not to damage it more than necessary.
Repotting is a “traumatic experience” for most plants, but if done at the right time and in the right way, it will have a very positive influence in the plant growth and vigour. Sooner or later, all plants require a change of substrate. A simple rule of thumb could be that all plants that are “comfortable” where they are located and growing require repotting every year or two. Some species grow faster than others and the environmental conditions influence as well. It is highly recommendable to investigate the particular biology of our plant and observe how it grows and looks.