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Shine Bright: Caring for Your Plants During Diwali

  • By Urvann
  • •  Oct 12, 2023

Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. As we adorn our homes with beautiful lamps and colorful decorations, it's also essential to remember our green companions - the plants. Just as we light up our lives during Diwali, let's ensure our plants shine with health and vitality too. In this guide, we'll explore creative ways to care for your plants during this festive season.

The Illuminating Art of Watering

Just as the night of Diwali lights up the sky, your precious plants need their own light too, to keep them healthy and well. The days after Diwali are usually filled with pollution and the AQI is not great. In such a case, you must make sure that you water your plants regularly due to increased dryness in the air caused by firecrackers and lamps.

Creative Tip

Water your plants at night to start a Diwali-themed watering ritual. It is an amazing way to connect with nature amidst the festivities.

Shield from Sparkling Sparks

When fireworks light up the Diwali night sky, they can pose a serious threat to your outdoor garden plants, as the ashes and debris can fall on some delicate leaves and spoil the plant. It must be noted that you should not burst crackers near your plants as the flying sparks may cause them to burn and the loud sounds stress the plant. 

Creative Tip:

Cover your plants with a green cover to protect them. Spread fairy lights on the cover, so that the garden twinkles with plant lanterns.

Share the Diwali Sweets (Organically)

Diwali is all about sharing sweets, gifts, and love. Give your plant something to treat this Deepawali. If you’re wondering how you can do that, they worry not!
We got you covered!
Homemade compost and organic fertilizers will provide additional strength and essential nutrition for them to celebrate the festival too.

Creative Tip:

Organize a DIY compost bin workshop in your garden and talk to your guests about the magic of compost on the health of plants. 

The Magic of Mulch

To manage the after-effects of Diwali, and the dryness that resides in the air during the few days after the festival, you can add mulch as a protective layer in your garden. Mulching helps to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain the temperature of the soil. You can use organic mulch materials such as leaves, straw or bark for better results. 

Creative Tip:

Sprinkle some flower petals on the soil in your garden to give a festive vibe and place beautiful diyas around your plants on the night of Diwali. 

Ward Off the Pests (Naturally)

Just as we ward off negativity during Diwali, protect your plants from pests. Instead of resorting to chemical pesticides, consider using natural alternatives. Neem oil, garlic spray, or a mixture of dish soap and water can deter unwanted garden visitors.

Creative Tip:

Paint small pots with bright, festive colours and place them near your flowering plants. These colourful pots can double as natural pest repellents and festive decorations

Offer Some Shade

Diwali often falls during the transition period of winter and autumn. As the temperatures drop, you can bring a few delicate plants under a shaded area. 

Creative Tip:

Place festive motifs near your plants on Diwali to turn them into a canvas of your creativity on the festival of lights. 


As you celebrate Diwali with your loved ones this year, don’t forget about your plant babies. Share the joy of the festival with your green companions by caring for your plants in many creative ways. 

Doing so will create a magical and harmonious atmosphere in your garden. 

Happy Diwali!

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