LifestyleBoost your houseplant growth with a simple homemade combo: how to care and fertilizer Epipremnum

Boost your houseplant growth with a simple homemade combo: how to care and fertilizer Epipremnum

Make such a mixture and water the epipremnum. It will be lush and green.
Make such a mixture and water the epipremnum. It will be lush and green.
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7:04 AM EST, January 29, 2024

Suitable for domestic conditions, Epipremnum thrives in bright yet diffuse light. Care should be taken not to overwater the plant as this could lead to root rot. Given its resistance to neglect and ease of maintenance, this plant is an excellent choice for beginner plant enthusiasts.

How to water Epipremnum?

It's vital to manage the watering of your Epipremnum plant. Let the soil slightly dry out between waterings to limit the risk of root rot. Ideally, water the plant when the top inch of soil becomes dry. Depending on the conditions, this might require watering every week or two. People without much gardening prowess will find this regimen convenient. Adjust the watering frequency according to the season, temperature, and humidity, with more frequent watering in the summer and less in winter.

A homemade fertilizer for Epipremnum

Just like many potted plants, Epipremnum also benefits from regular fertilization. You can use generic potted plant fertilizers readily available in supermarkets. When using these fertilizers, dilute them in water as per the package instructions. During the growth period (spring and summer), apply this mixture every 2-4 weeks, whereas in the slower growing autumn and winter seasons, reduce the use of fertilizer. Avoid over-fertilizing as it can be detrimental to the plant.

Alternatively, making a homemade fertilizer is also an excellent option for feeding your Epipremnum. Eggshells can be used to create this cost-efficient and easily prepared plant food. Instead of discarding your breakfast leftovers, recycle the eggshells into a nourishing elixir for your Epipremnum.

Eggshell fertilizer for Epipremnum

Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, sulfur, and silicon, eggshells are a nutrient powerhouse for your potted plants. This mixture encourages root development, mitigates overheating and drying, and results in the growth of a green, lush plant. To prepare the fertilizer, crush the eggshells into tiny fragments and boil them for 24 hours. The nutrients will infuse into the water over this period.

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