As much as people enjoy their houseplants, many of us treat the green friends who make our homes a home just as poorly. Somehow clear, because a plant cannot scream at us if it lacks water and love. If you are one of those people who inadvertently torture your plants with disrespect, a pinch of salt could help the bushes do something good. But please refrain from over-zealously mistreating your plants with the sea salt from the kitchen. In order to salt the plants, you need the so-called Epsom salt.

All of us who indulge in Sunday vitality baths know this, as people normally use Epsom salt as a bath additive. And for good reason, because the mineral also known as Epsom salt contains magnesium. And it is precisely this mineral that plants crave, just like us humans. Good for the plant: Magnesium deficiency does not cause leg cramps at night. However, you can see the lack of yellowish spots on the leaves of the plant, as you can easily see in the picture of the lemon leaves. And it is precisely this magnesium deficiency that you can combat with Epsom salt – if you use it correctly.

Which, fortunately, is almost as easy as letting the plants dry out. If your plants are experiencing a magnesium deficiency or if you want to prevent the deficiency, you should gently treat the plants with Epsom salts every few months. Gently means dissolving a teaspoon of the salt in about 1.5 liters of water. Then water your plants with it – but not all the water, of course. Important: Too much salt is more likely to harm than help. You don’t want to oversalt your plants. Let it thrive and please don’t forget to water it normally. For the sake of the plants.


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