11 Cheap Plant Parenting Hacks You Should Know

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Try these cheap plant parenting hacks to keep your plant babies healthy and happy!

Caring for and maintaining your indoor plants can be expensive and tough, especially if you don’t know how to do it properly. Some houseplants require more attention than others, so if you’re looking for ways to make the task easier and cheaper, these cheap plant parenting hacks will definitely help you!

Use Baking Soda as Houseplant Cleaner: Make it a habit to clean the leaves of your houseplants to encourage photosynthesis. Do not use leaf-shining products on your indoor plants. Instead, mix a pinch of baking soda in one liter of water and gently clean the leaves of your plants.

RELATED: 5 Easy Ways for Cleaning Indoor Plant Leaves

Use Chopstick to Support Plants: Chopsticks are one of the cheap plant parenting hacks to support your indoor plants. Insert chopsticks in the soil and gently tie your plant’s stems with plant tape or wire.

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Use Coffee Grounds: Did you know that coffee grounds are great for your plant’s growth because it contains calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, and potassium. Sprinkle some coffee grounds on the soil of your plants!

Use Eggshells and Banana Peels as Fertilizer: Eggshells and banana peels are also one of our cheap plant parenting hacks that will save you money from buying ready-made fertilizer. Plus, they’re both potassium and phosphorus. Spread the eggshells and banana peels on the soil and water them. You can also bury them under the soil.

RELATED: Beginner’s Guide on How to Fertilize Your Plants

Use Empty Cardboard Egg Carton: If you have lots of seedlings to grow, instead of spending on small pots, use an empty cardboard egg carton. It’s efficient and cheap for growing seedlings.

Use Old Sponges for Layering: We all know that sponges are used in arranging flowers, but did you know that you can also use old sponges to layer your plants? It’s one of the cheap plant parenting hacks to prevent root rot since the sponge soaks the excess water that runs down the bottom of the container.

Use Vinegar to Clean Clay Pots: Clean your clay pots with vinegar. Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 3-4 cups of water and soak your pots for 20-30 minutes. Gently scrub with a soft-bristled brush, and your pots will look as new.

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Water Bottle Hack: One of the cheap plant parenting hacks that will save your plants from dying while you’re on vacation is the water bottle hack. It’s really simple to do. The first step is to puncture holes in the cap with a nail and hammer. Create mini holes where water can pass through. Fill the bottle with water and close it with the cap. Dig a hole in the soil of the plant, turn the bottle upside down, make sure that the cap is in the soil, and you’re good to go.

RELATED: 4 DIY Methods on How to Water Your Plants While You Are Away

Water With Eggshell Tea: Boiling eggshells in a gallon of water and using it to water plants is another one of our cheap plant parenting hacks that you might have never heard of. Eggshell tea is actually great for your plants because it contains .3% magnesium, 3% phosphorus, sodium, copper, iron, potassium, zinc, and manganese which your plants need to be healthy.

Keep your plants happy and healthy while saving money with these easy and cheap plant parenting hacks!

Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.

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