Hello! Last weekend I got my very first indoor plants and some herbs to try and grow.
The spider plant (actually about four in one pot) looks a little rumpled after I re-potted it in a slightly larger pot. It's plastic with a bunch of holes on the bottom, sitting in a plastic tray. I used maybe half and half all purpose potting mix and cactus mix. I gave it a decent watering after the re-potting a week ago and mist it maybe once a day. It's in a south facing window. Would you suggest I only moderately water it, and only when the top inch of soil feels pretty dry? Sounds like the roots may need to get re established in the new pot?
The golden queen Pothos is on my dresser near the south facing windows. It's leaves have some rips here and there, but since repotting it as well last weekend, it has been noticeably growing new leaves. The marbling definitely came out over the past week; it wasn't there when I bought it. I repotted it into a slightly larger plastic pot with the holes on the bottom, sitting in a plastic tray. Gave it a moderate watering after potting it. I noticed the yellowed leaves a couple of days ago. What can I do to keep the Pothos happy and prevent any more yellow leaves? I mist it maybe once a day. Should I plan to water moderately when the top inch or so feels pretty dry, while the root system gets established in the new pot?
Both plants seemed root bound when purchased, and I was advised to either repot now or wait six months.
Finally, I am experimenting with growing these herbs for fun: peppermint, rosemary, and cilantro. Cilantro definitely seems the least hardy! They're in my south facing window except when it's a sunny day on the balcony. Repotted in all purpose potting soil, still moist from last weekend. Any tips for these guys?
This site seems to be a wealth of information, and I enjoyed reading multiple posts in the forums before reaching out to you! Hopefully my first plants will grow and thrive 😊. Thanks for your help!