Who wouldn’t want flourishing and healthy plants with minimal effort? 

Healthy plants

Let’s explore an easy method to achieve optimal results, even for those without a green thumb.

Plants in the house: a great benefit

The trend of incorporating plants into homes has surged, especially since the initial lockdowns, with more people creating green sanctuaries on terraces, balconies, living rooms, or kitchen shelves. Even those lacking a green thumb have succumbed to the allure of plants. Whether aromatic or evergreen, caring for or simply admiring plants not only provides relaxation but also offers benefits for the air we breathe by absorbing carbon dioxide.

Despite the desire to care for plants effectively, not all environments are conducive to their healthy growth. Fortunately, there’s a natural remedy that promotes lasting and abundant flowering for your plants.

plants in the house

The key ingredient in this remedy is aspirin, commonly known for its use as a self-medication drug against flu and headaches. Surprisingly, aspirin can contribute to the overall health of plants by strengthening their immune systems.

To apply this method, gather all your plants and place them in a large basin or, even better, in the bathtub without saucers. Dissolve one effervescent aspirin tablet in one liter of water and generously water your plants with this solution. However, this aspirin and water mixture should not be administered more than once a month.

Studies have shown that administering aspirin to plants growing in the ground significantly increases their size and yield. To test if your plants tolerate aspirin well, dissolve 1/4 of an aspirin tablet in a liter of water, wet the plants, and observe their reaction.

The same aspirin solution can be utilized to facilitate the rooting of cuttings, and when used as water for cut flowers, it extends their longevity by increasing resistance to drought.

aspirin

But why is aspirin beneficial for plants? Plants naturally produce salicylic acid in small quantities when under stress, helping them combat insects, malnutrition, or disease. Aspirin enhances the plant’s immune system, promoting fast germination and resistance to parasites and diseases. Additionally, the salicylic acid in aspirin inhibits the progression of ethylene, preventing the plant from wilting.

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