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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sixty Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Houseplants: Right light, right water

Today on Sixty-Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Houseplants: Right light, Right water!

Plants require the correct amount of light and water in order to live which will vary greatly depending on the type of plant you have.

Light can be measured in two simple ways: Quality which refers to the color and brightness of the light, and quantity which refers to the number of hours a plant receives light. Light quality and quantity are important as they impact color, size, shape, and flowering. A light meter can be purchased at your local garden center to tell you how much light your plant is receiving.

Soil moisture probes are instruments that measures soil moisture. There are even some that send you a text message telling you that you need to water your plant. How frequently you need to water your plant depends on several things:
The type and size of your plants pot,
The temperature and humidity level of your plants room, and
The type of medium your plant is growing in.
For more information, on houseplants, contact your local CSU Extension Office.

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