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Breath some life into your living space

Did you know that living indoor plants can remove toxins from the air we breathe, working as natural air purifiers? But like outdoor plants, they require a little TLC.

Here are a few tips to help you keep your indoor plants in top shape:

Light

The more light the plants get the better. Place on a window sill, bench or table where possible to allow light to access your plants.

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Observation

It is a good idea to look over your plants every couple of weeks and check for any issues. To help you remember when you last checked over your plants, try marking it on the calendar.

Grooming

Dust particles can cling to plant leaves and block the leaf pores. Spray leaves with a fine mist of tepid water and gently wipe with a soft cloth. If your plant is a little hard to clean this way, try placing it outside in gentle rain, place it in the shower or gently hose down, then allow to dry. Furry and hairy plants, cactus and succulents prefer less water - use a soft brush to brush dust off the leaves.

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Deadhead and trim

Remove old or unhealthy looking flowers and leaves. Prune - If your plant is losing its form or shape, gently prune it. This wll help keep the plant more balanced with strong growth.

Water

If you're not sure whether to water your plant, touch the surface of the mix and if it feels dry, water.

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