Why indoor plants are watered with sugar syrup: 3 reasons

By SSPDaily editionJan 28, 2024 14:11 PMLife
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Why indoor plants are watered with sugar syrup
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Did you know that experienced homeowners sometimes water their houseplants with sugar syrup? SSPDaily tells you when and why to do it.

Improving plant growth

The natural sugar contained in the syrup is an additional source of energy for plants, which contributes to their metabolic processes and supports active development.

To do this, prepare a mixture of water and sugar syrup, ensuring a dilution ratio of approximately 1:4. Use this solution to water your indoor plants every two to three weeks, being careful not to over-saturate the soil. Monitor the reaction of the plants and change the frequency of watering and the concentration of the syrup accordingly.

Enhance flowering

For those who want to get bright and abundant blooms from their indoor flowers, take advantage of the effect of sugar syrup. The additional nutrients it contains will stimulate flowering and increase the overall aesthetic appeal of the plants.

To use this tip, prepare a mixture of water and sugar syrup in a 1:3 ratio and use it to water flowering houseplants every two weeks. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Repelling pests

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