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10 amazing indoor plant hacks.

10 amazing indoor plant hacks.
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Do you love plants but don't have a green thumb? Don't worry here are 10 tips that will keep your indoor plants alive and thriving! 

1. Baking soda 

Did you know that you should keep the foliage clean and dust-free to encourage photosynthesis? You can actually use baking soda to clean your plants! Simply use a soft cloth soaked in water and sodium bicarbonate solution.  Use only a pinch of baking soda per one liter of water.

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2. Vinegar

Do you have clay pots? Vinegar is a cheap miracle ingredient that can be used to clean your pots! Make a solution of 1 cup of white vinegar in 3-4 cups of water. Let the pots soak for about 20-30 minutes. Then, gently scrub with a soft-bristled brush, and there you are! 

3. Cornstarch
You can reduce the frequency of watering by using cornstarch. Simply add 2 tablespoons to a medium-sized pot! This trick will help restore the moisture and therefore reduce the watering requirements. 

4. Old Sponges 

To prevent root rot, layer the bottom of your pots with old sponges! They will soak all the extra water. 

5. Chopstick

Your small plants need support? Use wooden chopsticks! Simply insert them in soil and use string to hold the droopy stems. 

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6. Eggshell Tea

You can make an 'eggshell tea' for your plants! Indeed, eggs contain phosphorus, magnesium as well as sodium, potassium and zinc! You plants will get all the nutriments they need! 

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7. Water Bottle

Planning a trip soon? Use a water bottle while you are away! Fill the bottle with water, make small holes on the cap, then insert in the soil (upside down). The bottle will water your plants even if you're gone!

8. Charcoal

Charcoal is an amazing soil conditioner thanks to its potassium content. It also helps neutralize the harmful effect of pesticides! 

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9. Boiled Vegetable, Pasta, or Rice Water

The water left from boiling veggies, pasta, and rice contain traces of calcium, starch, carbohydrates, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and potassium! It can be used to boost the plant's growth and provide beneficial nutrients.

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10. Banana Peels 

Bananas are a great source of potassium and their peels are too! They can do wonders for plants!  

How many plants do you have at home? 

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