For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

Decorate your home with soil-free house plants

One of the quickest and easiest ways to inject a bit of colour into your home is by putting some house plants in it. If you haven't got much time on your hands and you'd rather not overhaul the whole of your living room to redecorate it, it makes sense to find something else to put in the space.

A great idea is some soil-free planters around your house, then you won't have to worry about traipsing mud or dirt around your room – a particular risk if you've got cats or dogs running around.

The majority of house plants are able to grow soil free, but some will obviously thrive better than others. Orchids, African violets and miniature roses are among those which will add a touch of colour to your home.

Soil-free containers don't require a drainage hole, so you'll able to put them on practically any surface throughout your house, without the worry of any water seeping through.

If you're still using a pot with a drainage hole to put your house plants in, you can make it soil free by adding a silicone sealant which is big enough to cover the hole. An alternative would be to invest in a soil-free-specific container, as these are especially designed to cater for the drainage etc needed.

The key to making sure your house plants survive without soil is ensuring they get the right essential nutrients still. This means you need to find a good plant food to help them out – you should be able to find hydroponic fertilisers which help out.

It's best to find a specific food to match your plant's needs if possible, so they stand a better chance of surviving for longer.
As long as you take good care of your plants, they should have a very healthy life!

Written by Alex, who, when she's not spending time tending to her plants and garden.


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