7. No transplanting
Potted plants may feel “subjected” to their containers.it is important that you transplant them into a larger container with fresh and well-nourished potting soil because the majority of them outgrow their pots over a period of about one to two years (depending on how quickly they grow). You can prune the roots of your plants if you don’t want to change their existing pot.
If the leaves turn yellow, the plant stops growing or seems thirsty and requires water again and again it is one of the signs to know that it needs to transplant . Even in some cases, you can see that the roots are coming out from the drainage holes.
8. Ignoring the pests
Aphids, spider mites, scales, whiteflies, and mealybugs are some of the most common pests that can affect your potted plants. With some techniques you can prevent pests from attacking your container garden . If you buy a new plant, try to scrutinize it to see any sign of pests or diseases. Keep an eye on diseased or weak plants or the ones that are in stress; pests prefer to attack such plants. The parts that pests infest most is inside of leaves and tips of the plants try to look inside them to find the pests . If pests are already damaging your plants, first identify what type of pests they are and then treat them appropriately, prefer organic pesticides.
Are you going on a vacation? It is good for you but not for your potted plants. Be sure to make arrangements for them. Ask someone to come and water the plants when you are away. Another option is to use self-watering containers, they are great especially if you’re a busy person and often forget about watering your plants.