7 Natural Fertilizers For Indoor Plants To Promote Their Growth

I can’t say I exaggerate when I say that flowers are the most beautiful ornaments on the planet.
This is probably why people grow flowers not only in their gardens, but also in their homes. I love the moment when, outside is cold and snowing, and inside you can see and actually feel that warm environment surrounded by colorful flowers. Yeah, it’s overwhelming!

Most indoor plants not only decorate the apartment but it also cleanses the air, absorb the noxious substances, release essential oils and phytococide. But without natural nutrients it’s impossible to grow a healthy, beautiful and flourishing plant.

So, below I’ve made a list with all types of natural fertilizers that will help you to grow beautiful and colorful flowers, and, the most important thing if their use, is that will bring back to life any fading or withered indoor plant.

Fertilization of indoor plants

1. Tea and coffee
The next time you prepare coffee, don’t throw the coffee grounds, just mix them with the soil. From the coffee grounds, the flower soil will become more loose and crumbly, will increase acidity and will store more oxygen.
If you plant tomatoes, you need to add coffee to the ground. Tomatoes love these fertilizers very much!
For fertilizing indoor plants, tea leaves are also excellent. And they help the soil to become more airy. The big disadvantage is that it attracts ants and mice.

2. Sugar
Before watering the plants, sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar around the plant root. It’s just as effective if you mix a teaspoon of sugar in the water, and water the flowers with it.
This method of fertilization is used for indoor plants only once a week.
This fertilization method is loved by the ficus. Sugar is used by root and mold bacteria, which is why it shouldn’t be used too often.

3. Onion peel
Onions are not only essential for cooking. Onion skins are also an excellent fertilizer. In addition to nutrient fertilization, you can sprinkle the water from onion skin at the bottom of the root, because it contains substances that destroy harmful microflora.
This onion solution helps to destroy the lice, mites and trips.

For preparing this solution, you need:
-500 grams of dried onion skins
-2 liters of water

Boil the onion peels in water, and then leave them covered for 2 days. After these two days, the insecticide is ready for use.

4. Yeast
You can make a very good stimulant for plants, which is excellent for their nutrition. Yeast contains a lot of vitamin B and nutrients, which have a beneficial effect on the growth of the plant and contribute to its development.
Once the yeast reaches the soil, the activity of the microorganisms increases and the carbon dioxide is eliminated. The easiest way to fertilize your plants with yeast is to dissolve an average piece of yeast in 5 liters of warm water.
Only use this solution after it has cooled down! Yeast fertilization is especially preferred by petunias and geraniums.

5. Egg shell
Almost everyone throws the egg shells, although they can serve as an excellent fertilizer!
Egg shells are rich in calcium. Calcium neutralizes soil acidity. Therefore, when using fertilizers rich in minerals that increase soil acidity, many people use egg yolk to neutralize acidity.
Wash well the egg shells, dry and grind them. After this procedure you can add them to the soil. Because the egg shell breaks down very slowly, you need to be very careful by adding it to moderate soil.

6. The banana peel
In the case of banana peel everything is very simple and clear: in the bark of this fruit there is plenty of potassium, calcium and phosphorus, exactly what the plant needs! When these elements decompose into the soil, they perfectly nourish the plants, helping them to grow and bloom quickly.
For banana peel fertilization, you can prepare the banana peel in many ways. You can dry it in the sun, bake it, chop it, steamed or soaked in water.
This fertilizer is more natural and more environmentally friendly than commercially available nutrients. Banana bark fertilization is especially preferred by roses.

7. Cinnamon

To remove insects – Ants detest cinnamon, so you can add cinnamon around the plants in the garden.
For the growth of rooted plants – Press cinnamon at the base of the root and you will immediately see the effects.
For Healthy Seeds – Cinnamon prevents the infection of seeds with harmful fungi or bacteria from the soil. Put it on the ground.
For healing broken plants – Sometimes we cut or “wound” the plants accidentally. In these cases, quickly put cinnamon on the “wound” to stimulate healing.

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