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What are some tips for caring for plants?

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Tips for caring for plants include planting at the right location, avoiding insects, preventing overwatering, supplying sufficient warmth, water and light, and regular pruning. Other plant care tips include using the right fertilizer, removing unhealthy undergrowth, and ensuring that the plants get enough food.

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Different plants have different light intensity needs. The type of light a plant needs may be direct sunlight, indirect sunlight or diffused light. Light is important for photosynthesis, but it should not exceed the needs of the plant, as it may cause the plant to wither or die.

Most beginners make the mistake of overwatering their plants. Different plants require different moisture levels between watering sessions. While some plants require some dryness between watering, others require a moist environment. Watering depends on water needs of the plants and the soil type; some soils drain the water quickly compared to others.

Plants need food to grow. Food provides nutrition in the right amounts, which different from plant to plant. People should understand the nutrition requirements of the plants they are caring for to prevent underfeeding or overfeeding them. Feeding the plants can take the form of water-soluble foods that mix with water and pour on the plant, spikes of food that release nutrients slowly when pushed directly into the soil, and granular food sprinkled around the plant and absorbed during watering.

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