In winter, we gardeners can crave the act of getting our hands dirty, and nurturing our green companions. To satisfy this urge I turn to my indoor potted plants. In the very beginning, we are talking several years back now, I seemed to do everything wrong when it came to what I thought should be the easiest of plants to have, the indoor ones. In due time, I realised what had gone wrong, and now hope that the below tips are of as much use to you as they were to me.
One of the most important things is to make sure your pots, or containers have holes for drainage in the bottom. I have read that one hole is enough, but I take no chances, as these can become clogged, and opt for two or more. Also, I have learned that a great way to recycle things like cracked coffee mugs, or solo decorative bowls is to use them as the home for such plants.
The mix you insert into the container is also something of significance. Newbies might be very tempted to save a bit by using the soil from outside. If you are ok with bringing in insects, weeds and fungal diseases then do it the cheap way. My partner has told me that my particular type of sarcasm is not always detectable, so let me point out that I was being sarcastic in saying go ahead and use soil straight from outdoors. Do not do it, tooooo risky.