Indoor plants are easier than ever
to grow with these extras.
1. MOISTURE TESTER
With small pots, a finger will do. But to measure soil moisture in large pots of 12 inches or more, use a moisture tester. It comes with a long metal probe that penetrates deep into the pot to tell you whether watering is needed.
GRANULES If you have water-loving plants, add these white crystals to your soil mix before planting. They absorb extra moisture to reduce watering frequency by up to 50 percent. Do not use with succulents or cacti.
3. INSECT CONTROL Mix this odorless pesticide into the top 1–2 inches of soil. It will be taken up by plants to protect them against common pests like aphids, whiteflies, and mealybugs.
4. WATERING BULB
Heading out of town for a few days? Get some hydration help. Water your plant first, then fill a Plant Quencher watering bulb with water. Quickly flip it over and insert the stem 2–3 inches into the soil, where it can slowly add more moisture as the soil dries.