💯 common indoor plant terms 🌿

Term Description
Foliage The collective term for a plant's leaves. 🍃
Photosynthesis The process by which plants convert sunlight into energy. ☀️🌱
Chlorophyll The green pigment in plants responsible for photosynthesis. 🌿
Stems The main structural part of a plant above the roots. 🌱
Leaves The flat, often green, parts of a plant responsible for photosynthesis. 🍀
Roots The underground part of a plant that absorbs water and nutrients. 🌿🌱
Soil The top layer of the earth's surface where plants grow. 🏞️
Potting Mix A specially formulated soil mixture for potted plants. 🪴
Nutrients Substances plants need for growth and development. 🌱🍽️
Watering Providing water to plants to maintain moisture levels. 💧🌱
Drainage The ability of soil to allow excess water to escape. 🚿
Humidity The amount of moisture in the air. 💨💧
Sunlight Natural light from the sun that plants need for photosynthesis. ☀️🌱
Shade Partial or full protection from direct sunlight. 🌥️🌱
Pruning Trimming or cutting parts of a plant for maintenance or shaping. ✂️🪴
Repotting Transferring a plant to a larger or different container. 🌱🏺
Fertilizer Nutrient-rich substances added to soil to enhance plant growth. 🌱🥗
Growth The process of increasing in size or developing. 🌱📈
Dormancy A period in a plant's life cycle when growth slows down. 🌱❄️
Transplanting Moving a plant from one location to another. 🌱🚚
Overwatering Providing excessive amounts of water to a plant. 💧🚱
Underwatering Not providing enough water to a plant. 🌱🏜️
Root Rot A disease that affects plant roots, often due to overwatering. 🌱🍄
Fungus Gnats Small flying insects that infest overwatered soil. 🦟🌱
Mealybugs Soft-bodied, waxy insects that can harm plants. 🪲🌱
Spider Mites Tiny arachnids that can damage plant leaves. 🕷️🍃
Aphids Small, sap-sucking insects that feed on plant juices. 🌱🦗
Scale Insects Insects with protective shells that can harm plants. 🐞🪴
Whiteflies Small, white insects that infest plant leaves. 🦟🍃
Pests Insects or organisms that can harm plants. 🪲🐜
Disease Abnormal conditions that affect plant health. 🌱🦠
Mildew A type of fungus that can affect plant leaves. 🍃🍄
Fungus Microorganisms that can cause plant diseases. 🍄🌱
Yellowing The process of leaves turning yellow, often due to nutrient deficiencies. 💛🍃
Wilting The drooping or withering of plant leaves due to water loss. 🥀🌱
Bonsai The art of cultivating miniature trees in pots or containers. 🌳🪴
Terrarium A glass container for growing small plants in a controlled environment. 🌿🔍
Aeration The process of adding air to the soil to improve root health. 💨🌱
Cactus Succulent plants known for their ability to store water. 🌵💧
Succulent Plants with thick, fleshy leaves or stems adapted to arid conditions. 🌱🌵
Epiphyte Plants that grow on other plants or structures without harming them. 🌿🌱
Air Plant Epiphytic plants that don't require soil and obtain nutrients from the air. 🌬️🌱
Rhizome An underground stem that stores food and produces shoots. 🌱🌿
Propagation The process of creating new plants from existing ones. 🌱🔄
Division Propagating plants by separating them into smaller sections. 🌱➗
Node A point on a stem where leaves, branches, or flowers grow. 🌱🔍
Cutting A plant part (often a stem or leaf) used for propagation. 🌱✂️
Germination The process by which a seed starts to grow into a new plant. 🌱🌱
Hybrid A plant resulting from the crossbreeding of different species or varieties. 🌱🧬
Native Plants Plant species that naturally occur in a specific region. 🌱🏞️
Pet-friendly Plants Plants that are safe for pets and won't harm them if ingested. 🐕🐈🌱
Low-light Plants Plants that thrive in low-light conditions. 🌱🌑
Bright Indirect Light Adequate light without direct sun exposure. ☀️🌱
Direct Sunlight Sunlight that falls directly on a plant. ☀️🌱
Artificial Light Man-made light sources used to supplement natural sunlight. 💡🌱
Biodegradable Pot A container that breaks down naturally over time. 🌱🌿
Drip Tray A tray placed under a potted plant to catch excess water. 🌱🛁
Topdressing Adding a layer of material on top of soil for insulation or aesthetics. 🌱🧥
Variegated Plants with leaves that have distinct multi-colored patterns. 🍀🌱
Epiphytic Plants that grow harmlessly on other plants or surfaces. 🌱🌿
Xerophyte A plant adapted to survive in arid conditions. 🌱🏜️
Tendril A slender, coiling structure used for climbing or support. 🌱🌀
Trailing Plants that grow long, hanging stems or branches. 🌱🌿
Axil The angle between a leaf or stem and the main plant axis. 🌱⚙️
Axillary Bud A bud located in the axil of a leaf or stem. 🌱🌱
Bulb An underground storage organ with a short stem and modified leaves. 🌱💡
Tuber A thickened, underground stem used for energy storage. 🌱🥔
Petiole The stalk that attaches a leaf to a stem. 🌱🪶
Internode The part of a stem between two nodes. 🌱🔍
Canopy The uppermost layer of foliage in a plant community. 🌳🌱
Petal The colorful, often delicate part of a flower. 🌸🌱
Sepal The outer part of a flower that protects the bud. 🌼🌱
Inflorescence A group or cluster of flowers on a single stem. 🌺🌱
Terminal Bud The bud at the tip of a stem that promotes growth. 🌱🚀
Node A point on a stem where leaves, branches, or flowers grow. 🌱🔍
Root Hair Tiny, hair-like structures on roots for nutrient absorption. 🌱🕳️
Taproot A central, thick root that grows vertically into the soil. 🌱🌿
Fibrous Roots Thin, spreading roots that grow horizontally near the surface. 🌱🌀
Aerial Roots Roots that grow above ground from stems or branches. 🌱🚁
Adventitious Roots Roots that develop from non-root tissues, such as stems or leaves. 🌱🌿
Phloem Tissues responsible for transporting food throughout the plant. 🌱🍞
Xylem Tissues responsible for transporting water and nutrients. 🌱💧
Cambium A layer of tissue responsible for plant growth in thickness. 🌱📏
Transpiration The process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from aerial parts. 💧🍃
Capillary Action The ability of water to move upward in narrow tubes against gravity. 🌱🌊
Permeability The degree to which soil or other material allows fluids to pass through. 🌱🕳️
Nematode Microscopic worms that can harm plant roots. 🌱🪱
Mycorrhizae Symbiotic fungi that form beneficial associations with plant roots. 🌱🍄
Rhizosphere The region of soil surrounding and influenced by plant roots. 🌱🌏
Mulch A layer of material placed on the soil surface to retain moisture and suppress weeds. 🌱🌾
Vermicompost Compost produced by earthworms. 🌱🪱
Perlite A lightweight, porous material used to improve soil aeration. 🌱🪴
Vermiculite A mineral-based material used to improve soil moisture retention. 🌱🏺
Peat Moss Partially decomposed organic material used in potting mixes. 🌱🏞️
Cocopeat A coconut coir-based growing medium with good water retention properties. 🌱🥥
Hydroponics A method of growing plants without soil, using nutrient-rich water solutions. 🌱🚰
Aeroponics A soilless growing technique that uses mist or air to deliver nutrients to plant roots. 🌱💨
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