Martha Stewart Shares Tips For Taking Care Of Indoor Plants


Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your gardening gloves, because we’ve got some bloomin’ marvelous news for all you green thumbs out there! In a delightful twist of fate, the plant-loving maven herself, Martha Stewart, has emerged from her secret garden to sprinkle us with the wisdom of plant care.

Like a mystical forest fairy with a touch of Midas, she imparts her secrets for nurturing indoor plants, turning our homes into lush paradises.

So, brace yourselves for a wild ride of plant adventures as Martha unveils her tips, tricks, and green-thumb magic that’ll leave your foliage flourishing and your heart singing in horticultural harmony. Get ready to dig into this enchanting journey!

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Martha explains why she loves ferns. They thrive in indirect light and cool temperatures. She mentions the different varieties of ferns, such as the Bird’s Nest and Button Fern.

She even shares her recent discovery, the Hurricane Fern, humorously relating it to her morning hair.

Martha playfully mentions how she doesn’t assign gender to her plants; they are simply “its.” She suggests repotting the ferns in hand-made pots she collects, placing shards at the bottom for drainage.

Martha uses Ozmocote, a time-released fertilizer, and jokes about her own daily eating habits.

She advises removing the fern from the pot, placing it in the new pot at the same level, and gently filling the space around it, resulting in a beautiful fern that will grow over time.

Moving on to watering, Martha emphasizes the importance of reading specific plant instructions.

Overwatering can cause yellowing leaves. She mentions the current succulent trend, explaining that they are easy to care for and can tolerate occasional forgetfulness when it comes to watering.

Martha showcases a beautiful succulent called Echenescha and demonstrates how to propagate it by laying a leaf on soil and covering it with a dish.

She adds that as soon as the leaf develops roots, it can be transferred to a pot.

Martha explains that certain plants, like cacti, need their cut areas to callus before planting to prevent rotting.

She differentiates between cacti and other succulents, highlighting their fat and plump leaves full of water.

She proudly displays a cactus she brought from Arizona, sharing her love for dressing it up with pebbles.

Martha follows a watering schedule of every five days for her cacti. She moves on to begonias, emphasizing that they prefer dry conditions and moderate sunlight.

These plants should be watered every five days as well.

Martha introduces leaf shine as a great way to enhance the appearance of plants, eliciting a playful response from the audience.

Dusting is also an essential part of plant care. Martha advises using a soft brush to gently remove dust from plants like the shiny Philodendron.

She mentions the popular Money Plant, which starts with one leaf and produces baby plants.

The audience member playfully suggests naming a plant after Martha. Martha appreciates the gesture and confirms that leaf shine is safe to use.

She mentions the importance of removing cobwebs from the plants, showcasing overcrowded pots filled with sharp-edged leaves.

Martha talks about the Mother-in-Law Tongue, which can be easily divided and grown into a larger plant within a year.

She emphasizes the need to fertilize and feed plants regularly. Martha concludes by reiterating the importance of feeding and watering plants properly.

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I’m just a plant lover from Central Florida with a passion for sharing knowledgeable facts about all things plants.

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