plant care Tips

Congratulations on becoming a new plant parent! Although our plants are cultivated until they are strong enough to adapt to a new environment there a few thing you can do to make the transition to their new home a little smoother.

 

Here are our top 6 tips for keeping your new baby alive and thriving (we have provided specific advice for indoor plants, succulents and kokedama underneath the list below, please scroll down to view.)

  1. Light - All plants need light to survive, some more so than others. Good filtered light through a window works well for indoor plants (particularly bathrooms), succulents will require more sun. Keeping a plant indoors without any direct natural light will result in a severe decline in your plants condition.

  2. Air - Like sunlight, plants need air to survive keeping them inside near a heater or air conditioner will also result in the plants condition declining, leaves may become dry and drop off. Try to give your plants some time outdoors occasionally, move them outdoors in a sheltered area away from harsh wind where they will receive sunlight (you can always bring them inside for special occasions).

  3. Water - water your plants when the soil is dry, you may need to feel the wetness of the soil to determine this. During summer plants will need to be watered 1-2 times per week depending on their location. Be careful not to over water or under water, yellowing leaves can be an indication of over watering. Watering amounts should be reduced during winter months.

  4. Trim - Trimming your plants will help regenerate growth, you can tidy up your plants but be careful to cut at the base of the branch or leaf. Succulent leaves at the base of the plant will eventually brown and dry up as the plant grows, you can remove these leaves by hand or with tweezers.

  5. Feed - You can fertilise your plants during growing months, particularly spring and summer. Liquid fertiliser such as seasol is ideal as it promotes root growth.

  6. Bugs - If your plant has holes in its leaves or small fluffy cotton balls on its leaves and stems, then chances are you have a pest problem. These pests can  distort growth and in worst cases possibly kill your plants. They are best treated with a pest oil or pesticide.

indoor Plants

How to care for your indoor plants

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succulents

How to care for your succy friends

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kokedama

How to care for your kokedama moss ball

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