[Jeff Edwards] Do you know that 80% of the
households in the United States have at least one household plant? [Hudson Hill] That’s an interesting statistic
to think about, how important household plants are to all of us. No matter where you go in the world all plants
have the same three needs. [Jeff] And those three needs are: light, water,
and nutrients. [Hudson] When we talk about nutrients with
indoor plants, it’s interesting to think about, because we need to really pay close
attention to the plants needs. When we first pot a plant, the soil medium
that we’re utilizing probably has all the nutritional needs that the plant has. When we look at a plant food package we want
to look at two things. [Jeff] And those are the ratio of nutrients
in that package and of course the instructions. [Hudson] If we give a plant too much nutrients,
it actually can cause problems for us. [Jeff] And those problems could be leaf drop,
leaf burning or even plant death. [Hudson] Remember, this is a chemical and
we don’t want that chemical adversely affecting our plants or any of our indoor environment. [Jeff] So for a successful indoor plant environment,
if you choose to fertilize, read the instructions. [Hudson] This is Hudson Hill
[Jeff] And Jeff Edwards, for the University of Wyoming Extension. [Hudson] You’re watching From the Ground
Up.