Vinegar is a powerful tool that can be used to maintain your houseplants.
Here are some of the best hacks for lush and green living with this amazing ingredient!
Vinegar Hacks for Houseplants
1. Clean Clay Pots
Clay pot is a great way to get started with gardening, but if you leave the pot on its own over time it will start absorbing minerals and salts from fertilizers or water.
To help prevent this harmful process vinegar can be used in order restore your original look while unclogging pores!
Soak the pots in a vinegar solution, or pour 3-4 cups water into 1 cup of 5% white vinegar. Let this sit for 30 – 60 minutes before using it as your final brew!
2. Promotes Germination
With the help of 5-8 drops white vinegar, you can make germination easier for your seeds. Put them in a bowl with water and let it soak overnight – this will soften up their hard outer layer which is blocking their way into sprouting!
3. Controls Powdery Mildew
You can use vinegar to control powdery mildew. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the vinegar into 1gal water and then spray it on plants that are suffering from this fungus.
4. Amends Soil pH
Combine one tbsp. of white vinegar in one liter of water and pour it over your plants. This will give them an acid boost, which is perfect for plants like ferns or African violets!
5. Helps Clean Houseplants
Indoor plants accumulate dirt over time. If you have a plant that gets white spots on its leaves from high mineral content water, then it’s possible to remove these stains by following this mixture:
- White Vinegar (1/2 cup)
- Dish Soap, 5-8 drops
- Water (eight to ten cups)
- Cotton Cloth, Soft
- a big bowl
- Bottle for spraying
After adding all ingredients, mix them in a large bowl. Next fill it in the spray bottle, and apply to the leaves of trees until they are completely covered; wipe off any excess moisture for an even shine!
You may need to repeat this process if necessary. Make sure you don’t expose the plants to direct sunlight after this process!
6. Removes White Lines from the Glass/Vase
The vinegar is an effective way to remove hard water stains from glassware and vases. You can get rid of them easily by soaking a cloth in it-rubbing on the mark, and leaving for 5-10 minutes before wiping off!
7. Helps Indoor Flowers Last Longer
The best way to keep your cut flowers fresh is with a vinegar and sugar solution. It will also help them last longer in your homes!
The solution is: 2 tbsp. vinegar, 1 tsp. sugar into one gallon of water, mix, and you are ready to use it.
8. Keeps Pets Away
Vinegar is a great way to keep pets away from your plants. Pour it around the base of each pot and let sit for 24 hours, then re-soak as needed.