Plant Care Information

Plant Care

·  If you are not sure how to care for your new plants, then please ask.  A refund will be issued on a case per case basis only.  Again, contact me and let us discuss things.

.  But if you manage to kill your plant, because you have not followed their care requirements, please do not expect a refund.  

·  Some plants do struggle with being packaged and thrown around by the courier man.  Let them settle once they arrive.  Sometimes you may need to move them about to find “just the right spot” but give them time to adjust each time you move them.

·  Succulents are better outside.  Most of them are fine outside over winter.  Just keep them from getting too much rain and provide frost protection.

 

Repotting new plants.

.  If you plant looks a bit weiry when it arrives you can sit the plant in water with seasol for awhile before planting.  Giving it an initial watering with seasol can help revive a sad plant.  Misting or watering the outer leaves may help rehydrate the plant, if it is limp from its travels.   

.  Most plants are sent bare rooted or with reduced soil around the roots, so pot your plants up as soon as possible once they arrive.  Generally a mix that contains extra pumice is good for most indoor plants and succulents.  There are some special mixes you can purchase, but generally my mix is bag of potting mix (no water granuals) : bag of pumice : extra additives 

·  When you have repotted your plants, water your houseplants.  Try not to get any water onto the crown of the plant, as it might of got damaged in transit.  Water the soil only.  

·  But do not water your succulents immediately, leave them for a couple of days before you do apply water.

Watering

·  Only water your plants when they are dry.  Water well and allow the water to run through. Very few plants like being wet all the time.  We will advise you if your plant requires different care.

·  If you are watering plants that need to be kept dryer (especially over winter) pour the water down the between the plastic label and the edge of the pot.  Then the next time you water, pour it down a different side.   Or sit in in a few cm of water and count to 10 and remove.

 Just remember if you underwater a plant, you can easily give it some more.  If you overwater something it can be fatal very quickly.

 I could say a lot about watering, but if in doubt ask or do your own research. Especially for those plants that require a winter dormancy with no water at all.


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