Searches increased for "How do I keep my houseplant ?, Why is my houseplant dying?"

By more than 100% on search engines.

According to a recent survey by online plant retailer Blooming Artifical, nearly 1 in 5 (out of 1,000) people have purchased houseplants since the beginning of March 2020.

Sales of houseplants have boomed in recent months as a result of the closures and people being isolated in their homes.

The writer Morgan Lawrence said, in a report published by the British newspaper, "telegraphtelegraph", that searches for "houseplants" in the Google search increased to 84% between February and April of last year.

Searches for "houseplants" on Google rose to 84% between February and April (Getty Images)

Flower Card (CREDIT: Clara Molden), an e-card company specializing in floral design, confirmed that the tags for houseplants on social media exceeded 200,000 tags.

Some companies, such as Rocket Gardens in Hailston, saw an increase of 600%.

The care of indoor plants is more difficult than we think despite the strength and flexibility that they are characterized by, and it may be difficult to care for and maintain them, especially if you lack appropriate information about how to irrigate them, expose them to light and the temperatures suitable for their growth.

Here's how to take care of some houseplants:

Waft goblins

Ian Drummond, Creative Director at Indoor Garden Design, said that spider plants have spread widely thanks to their scientifically proven properties in air purification, as they are able to remove 95% of formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and nitrates in the air in a closed room.

Spider plants prefer temperatures between 13-27 degrees Celsius.

They should be exposed to bright and moderate sunlight indirectly, because direct sunlight burns the leaves and causes brown spots.

This plant grows in moderately moist soil, and its soil should be changed every two years.

In its early growth periods, a spider plant needs water every 3-4 days, and when it is fully grown (after one year) it should be watered moderately every two days, while maintaining an average room temperature and average humidity.

You can add compost twice a month in the spring and summer without excessive.

Spider plants grow in temperatures of 13-27 degrees Celsius and work to purify closed room air (Shutterstock)

Dendrum cream

It is currently the most popular in the United Kingdom, with nearly 300,000 Instagram hashtags.

The ideal temperature for Dendrum cream ranges between 18-27 degrees Celsius.

Grow this plant in a bright room with a lot of shade, and avoid direct sunlight, as you won't damage its leaves.

Dendrum cream needs well-draining soil and mixes with sand if possible, without over-watering it so the roots do not rot.

The rain forests of Central and South America are home to them.

And it needs medium or high humidity to grow properly.

To increase humidity levels, you can spray your plant in the morning with water until the spray evaporates with the sun's rays.

The ideal temperature for Bilya bipromoides is 13 ° C and above and can survive in a warmer climate (Getty Images)

Bilya bipromoids

It has been popular since 2017 although it is relatively not easy to care for.

The ideal temperature is 13 ° C and above, and you can live in a warmer climate.

Water it when the soil is dry to the touch, after checking it every day or two.

And if the leaves start to droop, this means that they need water.

It can be planted in a sunny location and fertilized with fertilizer once a month.

Three-belt whiskers (snake plants)

There are over 70 types of them, so you'll find one to suit your style.

These plants have a natural ability to filter, do not require frequent watering, tolerate low light levels, and prefer temperatures between 16-24 ° C.

And direct sunlight burns its leaves.

Although it is one of the most common houseplants, root rot is a common problem.

So plant it with well-drained soil.

In the summer, water it with water every 2 to 3 weeks.

And in the winter every 7 weeks.

Snake plant (third left) is the most widespread (pixels)


Tropical plant that grows in temperatures between 15 and 23 degrees Celsius.

The peace lily tells you exactly when it needs watering by hanging its leaves and fixing them again an hour after watering them.

You need to fertilize annually in the spring.

And if the plant grows too large, it can be divided into two pots.

It tolerates dry soil for a short period.

However, its leaves will start to turn brown if you neglect it for a long time.

And spraying the leaves helps to increase the humidity.

Peace lilies are sensitive to fluoride, a chemical commonly found in tap water that causes brown leaf tips.

Rain water or room temperature filtered water can be used.

Every 6 weeks, add a good quality homemade vegetable fertilizer.

If you want your tulip to bloom, move the plant to a brighter place and don't direct it in sunlight.

Peacocks are tropical plants that prefer high temperatures (Getty Images)

 Calathea rosopecta (peacock plants)

The ideal temperature range for this plant is from 18.3-26.7 ° C.

Place plants in the light for maximum growth.

As a tropical plant, it prefers hotter temperatures. Leaf curl is the first evidence of damage caused by the wrong temperature.

Ficus (the weeping fig)

It needs temperatures higher than 16 ° C, and preferably higher than 21 ° C.

So you should plant it in a bright location without exposing it directly to light.

It is considered a plant that is easy to care for, as long as it is watered regularly.

And try not to move the ficus too much so that the leaves do not fall off immediately.

It should be irrigated once a week.

The dragon tree is an ideal choice if you are away from home for long periods and its leaves clean the air (European)

Dragon tree

They are ideal if you are absent from home for long periods.

The narrow leaves of this plant purify the air around it.

Keep the temperature of your dragon plants from 18 to 32 degrees Celsius, and make sure that it does not fall below 15 degrees Celsius in winter.

Allow the top inches of soil to dry and test with your finger before thinking about adding a small amount of water, especially since these plants do not like over-watering.

Keep your dragon plant healthy by feeding it every two weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

Coriander (jade plant)

This plant can survive for long periods despite neglecting watering because it stores water with its thick leaves.

And jade grows best at room temperatures between 18-24 ° C.

It is particularly sensitive to irrigation.

In spring and summer, you need more water than in winter.

Water the soil when it's dry (once a week or twice a month), depending on how dry the soil is.

Be careful not to spray the water on the leaves, as it causes the leaves to rot.

Use a diluted mixture of standard liquid household compost and move it away from cold windows.