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HANDY HINTS & TIPS FOR YOUR PLANT

Find out more on how to look after your plant and
make the most of them

SMALL PLANT CARE TIPS

SNAKE PLANT

This plant is very easy to care for, and requires less attention than most. Make sure you don’t overwater it, and allow soil to dry completely between waterings - especially in winter. Snake plants do best in bright, indirect light.
MONSTERA OBLIQUA

This is a tropical plant and prefers a warm, humid environment where possible. It needs a moderate amount of watering - allow the top couple of inches of the soil to dry out between waterings. Yellow leaves indicate the plant needs more water. Place this plant in bright to medium indirect light.
MIXED CALATHEA PLANT

Calatheas thrive in medium to bright indirect light, and should be watered when the top 2 inches of soil have dried out. Typically, they require watering every 1-2 weeks, and prefer a room with higher humidity.

 

 

 


FIDDLE LEAF FIG

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a slightly higher maintenance plant. It will do best in a warm, humid environment away from drafts. Try to avoid moving the plant around as it can take a while to adjust to a new environment. Keep the soil moist, and water well when the top 2 inches have dried. Rotate the plant to allow even growth, and ensure it is in a location with plenty of bright indirect light.
FICUS GINSENG BONSAI

A great bonsai plant for beginners, the Ficus Ginseng Bonsai should be placed in bright indirect light away from drafts. Avoid letting temperatures drop below 15°C. It prefers higher humidity, or you can mist its leaves with water. Water when the surface of the soil has dried out. To preserve the shape of the plant, carefully prune new growths.
CYLINDRICAL SNAKE PLANT

This plant is very easy to care for, and requires less attention than most. Make sure you don’t overwater it, and allow soil to dry completely between waterings - especially in winter. Snake plants do best in bright, indirect light.

 

 

 

 


CHLOROPHYTUM HOUSE PLANT

The Spider Plant is one of the easiest plants to care for and very adaptable. Place it in an area with medium to bright indirect sunlight, and water around once a week when the top inch of soil has dried out. Allow water to drain to avoid the plant becoming too wet.
ALOCASIA ELEPHANT EAR

Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Keep the water soil moist, but not soaked, allowing the top layer of soil to dry out between watering. Maintain humidity by placing the pot in a dish with water and stones, not allowing the plant to sit directly in the water.
DRACAENA MARGINATA HOUSE PLANT

Keep your Dracaena in bright, indirect light to avoid scorching the leaves. Dracaena plants do not need a lot of water, and overwatering can damage the plant. Let the top layer of soil dry out before you water it again. As it’s a tropical plant, place it in a room where the temperature stays above 15°C.

 


CHAMAEDOREA HOUSE PLANT

Keep the Parlour Palm in bright, indirect light. In warmer weather, it can be placed in a shady spot outside. Keep it out of direct sunlight whether indoors or outdoors, as this can dry the leaves. Avoid over watering Chamaedorea - water it weekly in spring and summer, and less frequently in the autumn and winter. Make sure the pot can drain properly.
YUCCA HOUSE PLANT

Yucca Plants are native to hot, dry climates so require very little water. Allow the soil to completely dry out before watering again - in spring and summer, once every 10 days is usually enough, and once or twice a month in the autumn and winter. Keep the Yucca in a bright area such as a south facing window, and rotate the plant regularly to ensure even growth.
ZAMIOCULCAS HOUSE PLANT

The Zamioculcas prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels to an extent. Only water when the top layer of soil is dry. Be aware the plant can cause skin irritation, so you may wish to wear gloves when handling it.

 

 

 

FLOWERING PLANT CARE TIPS

ROSE HOUSE PLANTS

Rose Plants should be placed in an area with bright, indirect light, ideally in a cooler part of the home. Higher temperatures can damage the plant. Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering. Prune any dying flowers using secateurs or sharp scissors. This will allow the plant to bloom again.
ORCHID HOUSE PLANTS

Indoor orchids should be kept in an area with bright, indirect light, but away from direct sunlight which can damage the stems. The bark compost should be kept moist and you should only water it when the top inch is dry. When orchid flowers start dying, gently remove them from the stems. You can encourage your orchid to re-flower by cutting the stems down to the below the brown part of the stems, allowing new shoots to grow and emerge. If orchid roots emerge from the pot, you can repot it when the orchid isn't flowering.
HYDRANGEA PLANTS

Keep hydrangeas in bright, indirect light, in a cool room. Ensure the soil is kept moist, and water approximately once a week. When the hydrangea is out of bloom, it will require less water, but never let the soil dry out entirely. Make sure the pot is able to drain thoroughly, as roots can rot if left in standing water.

 

 

 

 


AZALEA HOUSE PLANTS

Azaleas do best in a cool, humid room, with plenty of indirect sunlight. Ensure the plant never dries out, and keep the soil damp at all times. You can also mist the plant to keep it healthy. Prune any dead flowers when needed.

 

 

 

 

 

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