I’m a gardening expert and here’s how to revive your houseplants with an 85p cupboard staple

ARE you green-fingered?

Well, the sun is out and we are sure that many of you will be spending the bank holiday weekend in the garden.

But it’s important that you don’t spend all your time in the garden and neglect your houseplants.

Caring for houseplants can be difficult, with many of us ashamed (or not) to admit that we have accidentally killed a houseplant once or twice before. 

Houseplants need the correct conditions in order to survive, including receiving plenty of light and water every day.

The general rule is if your houseplant’s soil is dry, give it some water to quench its thirst.

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And if the soil is too wet, move the houseplant so that it sits directly in the sun.

But if you want some extra top tips to ensure that your houseplants don’t die in the bank holiday heat, you’ve come to the right place. 

Online bingo company Tombola found that kitchen cupboard staples including oats and cinnamon, can be used to revive plants and even prevent diseases.

If you want an easy and simple way to look after your houseplants, this is it.

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Both oats and cinnamon are cheap household products found in most supermarkets and will help restore your plants without the faff. 

TikTokers have gone wild for this houseplant hack, with many demonstrating their effectiveness on their houseplants. 

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So if your houseplant is wilting or looking lacklustre, it’s very simple, all you need to do is add two tablespoons of dried oats around the soil of your plants.

If you do this once a month, you will see immediate results as the plants instantly perk up.

If you want to give the cinnamon hack a try, sprinkle some on the plant’s soil.

Not only will the cinnamon encourage the plant’s growth but again, it can also prevent it from diseases.

Alternatively, you can use cinnamon to make an anti-fungal spray to prevent fungi spreading to healthy plants.

To make a spray, mix powdered cinnamon with hot water.

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Put the mixture in a bottle and spray your plants, ensuring you get the underside of their leaves too.

Cinnamon also kills the insects and stops them from spreading on other plants, so if you’ve got creepy crawlies running around your plants, the cinnamon spray should keep them at bay.


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