I'm trying to slowly get into a little gardening and since I don't have a garden I'm starting out with houseplants. I've had really bad luck keeping the few that my Mom gave me alive but I want to try again.
I just bought a really nice looking silver philodendron (scindapsus pictus argyraeus
) and I don't want to kill it. Right now it is in a smallish plastic pot, I would say 4-5" in diameter, that is sitting in a more decorative pot that doesn't have drainage holes (the little pot the plant is actually in does). I read that they need humidity and to spray them daily and put stones in the bottom of the pot with a little water so I'll be doing that.
It also says to fertilize a few times a year with a liquid fertilizer... any suggestions on brands?
Also how do I know when a plant needs to be re-potted?
I have another plant that is in a similar pot (I got them both at lowes) that is another leafy plant but looks more like a prayer plant but with striped leaves. It has roots coming out of the small pot but I'm not sure if it needs a bigger pot yet or not. The leaves have been turning yellow and brown... any ideas what could be causing that? I don't water it unless it feels dry.
I have bigger pots and potting soil but I don't have any loam or peat which all the websites I've looked on say I need to re-pot... some even say I need charcoal
Can anyone help?