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Care guide

You can scroll down from A to Z to see the name of your specific plant or plant pack for our user friendly guide on how to best care for your plants!

Please note - this user guide is still undergoing some finishing touches, we'll let you know over email when it's complete!

PlantSavers Garden

Winter Colours and Blooms

Contains: Pansies, Primula, Bellis

Immediate instructions: 

      1. Ensure plants are watered - despite the cold they still need H20 (You should do enough to avoid the soil being dry, use your finger to check)
      2. Think about placement of the plants: while they can tolerate winter temperatures they should be places somewhere they won't be too exposed to high winds and which offer some protection.
      3. You can pot up these 10.5cm plants to planters or leave them in pots for now.
      4. Planting guide: NOTE if you are potting up do so in a warmer/protected area where it is above 0 degrees celsius to allow for your compost to not be frozen and any watering not to create ice (written during our recent spell of freezing weather). 
        1. Ensure you have some compost for your pot/planter.
        2. Ensure you have planned out the locations of the plants in the planter, leaving some space between them for further (growth if that is desired) or having them closer together if you would like a tighter display of plants.
        3. Plan the required height of the potting compost to have the top of the plants peeking out the pot/planter and lay some compost to that level.
        4. Prepare the plants by checking if they are pot bound first. See photo below and the link here for more details. Not to worry if so, this just means the roots need to be trimmed with a knife or scissors to ensure good continued growth. To do so, take a knife or scissors and cut vertically through the roots which have wrapped themselves around the plant, you  can then unfurl the roots with your fingers.  The aim is to have roots free to grow outwards once replanted rather than continuing to grow in rings. You won't harm the plant by trimming roots in this way!
        5. Holding pot-bound plant
        6. Lay your plants (removed from their pots) out on the levelled compost in the pot/planter. Put the remaining compost around them to the top of their root ball so that only the plant itself is visible. 
        7. Once all plants are in place, ensure the plants are securely surrounded by compost, adding a small final top layer as needed to do so.
        8. Water the planter well.

February Favourites and February Favourites Deluxe

Contains: Helleborus 'Winter Rose', Primrose 'Sirococco', Iberis 'Appen Etz', Pansies, Primula, Bellis

Immediate instructions: 

      1. Ensure plants are watered - despite the cold they still need H20 (You should do enough to avoid the soil being dry, use your finger to check)
      2. Think about placement of the plants: while they can tolerate winter temperatures they should be places somewhere they won't be too exposed to high winds and which offer some protection.
      3. This plant pack contains 13cm plant and 10.5cm plants. You can pot them into to planters or leave them in pots for now.
      4. Planting guide: NOTE if you are potting up do so in a warmer/protected area where it is above 0 degrees celsius to allow for your compost to not be frozen and any watering not to create ice (written during our recent spell of freezing weather). 
        1. Ensure you have some compost for your pot/planter.
        2. Ensure you have planned out the locations of the plants in the planter, leaving some space between them for further (growth if that is desired) or having them closer together if you would like a tighter display of plants.
        3. Plan the required height of the potting compost to have the top of the plants peeking out the pot/planter and lay some compost to that level.
        4. Prepare the plants by checking if they are pot bound first. See photo below and the link here for more details. Not to worry if so, this just means the roots need to be trimmed with a knife or scissors to ensure good continued growth. To do so, take a knife or scissors and cut vertically through the roots which have wrapped themselves around the plant, you  can then unfurl the roots with your fingers.  The aim is to have roots free to grow outwards once replanted rather than continuing to grow in rings. You won't harm the plant by trimming roots in this way!
        5. Holding pot-bound plant
        6. Lay your plants (removed from their pots) out on the levelled compost in the pot/planter. Put the remaining compost around them to the top of their root ball so that only the plant itself is visible. 
        7. Once all plants are in place, ensure the plants are securely surrounded by compost, adding a small final top layer as needed to do so.
        8. Water the planter well.

PlantSavers Pantry

Hero Herb pack

Contains: Parsley, Coriander, Borage, Rosemary, Thyme, Mint, Oregano, Lemon Balm, Curry Plant, Hyssop

General instructions: 

NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE THE HERBS OUTSIDE IN THE CURRENT FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

  1. While each plant is different and will survive the cold to a greater or lesser extent, placing them all behind glass (on a window sill) is advised to ensure the cold isn't too much for them and that they get light. 
  2. Don't over water (allow compost to dry out between watering. May only need watering once a week) and when you do water,  since they are 9cm pots, give them less water rather than lots of water in one go.
  3. Wait a little while for them to get used to their new surroundings before planting up into a larger pot. 
  4. NOTE: for some herbs such as coriander or parsley, potting up isn't advised as the plant will not grow on. Rosemary and thyme on the other hand will continue to grow.

 

 

Indoor Plants & Bulbs

Please refer to the specific plant guides below for individual plants or for our curated packs:

Bulb Packs

  • Beautiful Bulbs (Potted Bulb Premium Mix)
  • Red Riding Hood Tulips
  • Tete-a-Tete
  • Hyacinths
  • Muscari
  • Anemone

Our curated indoor bulb packs are designed to be kept indoors during these cooler months in (late Winter/early Spring). Keep in a well light rooms, indoors out of the cold. Depending on the variety, they will bloom from anywhere from February through to April.

They can be moved outside, but it's best to do so once the weather warms up. Bulbs will respond to warmer conditions and light (whether artificially warm inside or naturally outside), triggering their 'Spring bloom'. If you want to 'delay' their blooming slightly, you can do so by keeping them in cooler/darker conditions.

    Green with Envy Pack

    Please refer to the specific plant guides below for following plants:

    • Fiddle Leaf Fig
    • Heart Leaf Plant
    • Lucky Bamboo
    • Silk Pothos

    Exotic Ensemble

    Please refer to the specific plant guides below for following plants:

    • Croton Gold Dust
    • Croton Fire Leaf
    • Pineapple Pandanus
    • Polka Dot Plant

    Croton Gold Dust

    Also known as Croton Pictum
    Care rating Easy/Medium
    Origin Tropical Asia and Pacific regions
    Light Crotons like bright, indirect light. The bright light, filtered light will promote the vibrant leaf colours. Avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves!
    Water Water weekely in the summer, keeping the soil evenly moist. During winter, reduce watering
    Temperature Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C
    Feeding Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season
    Grooming Prune the croton back hard at the beginning of the growing season, if it becomes leggy.
    Humidity Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.
    Potential issues Can be susceptible to spider mites if the humidity is particularly low. Mist the croton daily to avoid an infestation.
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

    Croton Fire Leaf

    Also known as Croton Icetone
    Care Difficulty Easy/Medium
    Origin Tropical Asia and Pacific regions
    Light Crotons like bright, indirect light. The bright light, filtered light will promote the vibrant leaf colours. Avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves!
    Water Water weekely in the summer, keeping the soil evenly moist. During winter, reduce watering
    Temperature Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C
    Feeding Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season
    Grooming Prune the croton back hard at the beginning of the growing season, if it becomes leggy.
    Humidity Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.
    Potential issues Can be susceptible to spider mites if the humidity is particularly low. Mist the croton daily to avoid an infestation.
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

    Croton Petra

    Also known as Golden Petra
    Care Difficulty Easy/Medium
    Origin Tropical Asia and Pacific regions
    Light Crotons like bright, indirect light. The bright light, filtered light will promote the vibrant leaf colours. Avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves!
    Water Water weekely in the summer, keeping the soil evenly moist. During winter, reduce watering
    Temperature Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C
    Feeding Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season
    Grooming Prune the croton back hard at the beginning of the growing season, if it becomes leggy.
    Humidity Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.
    Potential issues Can be susceptible to spider mites if the humidity is particularly low. Mist the croton daily to avoid an infestation.
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children


    Devil's Ivy Moss Pole

    Also known as Philodendron Aurea
    Care Difficulty Easy
    Origin Central America, South America
    Light Likes medium light: not too bright and not too shady. More tolerant of shade than others.
    Water Wait for the soil to be dry and water little and often - it's better for the soil to be a bit dry than too soggy.
    Temperature 16-24°C
    Feeding weak, all-purpose fertiliser during the warmer months.
    Grooming Regularly dust the leaves off with a damp cloth so it can breathe properly. If your philodendron vines get too long for your taste, you can cut them back during the growing season
    Humidity likes a moist environment, so mist the leaves regularly
    Potential issues Direct sunshine can cause many of the leaves to turn yellow at the same time
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

     

    Fiddle Leaf Fig

    Also known as Ficus Lyrata
    Care Difficulty Easy/Medium
    Origin Tropical western Africa
    Light Enjoys being in bright rooms, but avoid direct sun. By rotating the plant every few days, it will grow evenly, rather than lean toward the light.
    Water Water only when the top layer of soil feels dry. During winter months, reduce watering.
    Temperature Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C
    Feeding Feed it diluted fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
    Grooming Dust the leaves with a damp cloth regularly to allow the plant to breathe better. Any dead or damaged leaves can be trimed off.
    Humidity Likes high humidity, so mist the leaves regularly/ daily- this will keep it fresh.
    Potential issues It can take a while to adjust to a new environment.
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

     

    Heart Leaf Plant

    Also known as Philodendron Scandens
    Care Difficulty Easy
    Origin Central America, South America
    Light Likes medium light: not too bright and not too shady. More tolerant of shade than others.
    Water Wait for the soil to be dry and water little and often - it's better for the soil to be a bit dry than too soggy.
    Temperature 16-24°C
    Feeding weak, all-purpose fertiliser during the warmer months.
    Grooming Regularly dust the leaves off with a damp cloth so it can breathe properly. If your philodendron vines get too long for your taste, you can cut them back during the growing season
    Humidity likes a moist environment, so mist the leaves regularly
    Potential issues Direct sunshine can cause many of the leaves to turn yellow at the same time
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

     

    Lucky Bamboo

    Also known as Draceana Sanderiana Yellow
    Care Difficulty EASY-MEDIUM
    Origin West Africa
    Light Likes bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can burn its leaves
    Water Water only when the top of the soil feels dry. Keep the soil moderately moist - but don't allow it to go too soggy or too dry.
    Temperature 16-24°C
    Feeding Use an all-purpose fertilizer every month during spring & summer
    Grooming Tidy it up by pinching off dead leaves at the base.
    Humidity likes a moist environment, so mist the leaves regularly
    Potential issues Can be susceptible to spider mites- so mist and wipe the leaves regularly.
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children
     

    Pineapple Pandanus

    Also known as Pandanus / Screw Pine Plant
    Care Difficulty Easy/Medium
    Origin Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
    Light Enjoys being in bright rooms with some full sun
    Water Water only when the top layer of soil feels dry, but it should not dry completly. During winter months, reduce watering.
    Temperature Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C
    Feeding Use a balanced water-soluble fertilizer every month during spring & summer
    Grooming Dust the leaves with a damp cloth regularly to allow the plant to breathe better. Any dead or damaged leaves can be trimed off.
    Humidity Likes high humidity, so mist the leaves regularly/ daily- this will keep it fresh.
    Potential issues The leaves can turn wholly green instead and lose the yellow colour from the leaves if the light levels are not high enough
    Toxicity Safe
      

    Pink Valentine

    Also known as Calathea Ornata / Zebra plant
    Care Difficulty Medium
    Origin tropical Rainforests of South America
    Light Likes partial sunlight, full shade. It can tolerate shade, but will grow much better with indirect light.
    Water Wait for the soil to be dry and water little and often - it likes for the soil to be a little moist but not too soggy. Try to use filtered water, rainwater, the chlorine or fluoride in the tap water can damage the Calathea.
    Temperature 18-23°C
    Feeding Use a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser monthly during spring & summer.
    Grooming Dust the leaves with a damp cloth regularly to allow the plant to breathe better. Any dead or damaged leaves can be trimed off.
    Humidity Calatheas need a highly humid environments, so mist the leaves daily. You could also pop it on top of a tray with damp pebbles
    Potential issues Browning or withering edges of the leaves is a sign that it needs to be watered more often.
    Toxicity Safe, pet friendly

     

    Polka Dot Plant

    Also known as Begonia Maculata
    Care rating Easy/Medium
    Origin The tropical forests of Brazil
    Light The Polka Dot Plant likes bright, indirect sunlight. But it can also grow in lower light situations. Avoid direct sunlight as it will damage the leaves!
    Water Keep the soil generally moist, allowing the top half inch of soil dry out between watering. Not happy with soggy soil.
    Temperature 16°C and 30°C
    Feeding Balanced, water-soluble fertiliser during the growing season
    Grooming To allow compact growth, prune back at least a couple of times per year.
    Humidity Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.
    Potential issues Avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot, powdery mildew, bacterial leaf spot,botrytis
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

      

    Rainforest Evergreen

    Also known as Aglaonema / Chinese Evergreen
    Care Difficulty Easy/Medium
    Origin Subtropical rainforests of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
    Light It likes being in partial to bright light- but no direct sun!
    Water Water thoroughly during the warm months. Do not allow the soil to dry out completely.
    Temperature 17-25°C
    Feeding Not a heavy feeder, but you can occasionally use liquid houseplant fertilizer during the growing season
    Grooming Won't need much grooming, just remove dead leaves.
    Humidity It likes a humid environment, so mist the leaves regularly
    Potential issues If the leaves start turning yellow, it can be due to over or under watering. Make sure the soil is moist but not wet
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

     

    Silk Pothos

    Also known as Scindapsus Pictum
    Care Difficulty Easy
    Origin Southeast Asia
    Light Prefers bright, indirect light, but will adapt in lower light
    Water Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering; overwatering can cause its delicate roots to rot.
    Temperature 16-29°C
    Feeding Use a weak general purpose fertiliser during the spring and summer months.
    Grooming Trim off any dead/ dry leaves
    Humidity It likes a humid environment, so mist the leaves regularly
    Potential issues Browning tips of the leaves are a sign of the room being too dry. What can be done it to pop the plant on top of a tray with damp pebbles.Yellow leaves are a symptom of too much water.
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

     

    Silk Pothos Moss Pole

    Also known as Scindapsus Aureum Moss Pole
    Care Difficulty Easy
    Origin Southeast Asia
    Light Prefers bright, indirect light, but will adapt in lower light
    Water Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering; overwatering can cause its delicate roots to rot.
    Temperature 16-29°C
    Feeding Use a weak general purpose fertiliser during the spring and summer months.
    Grooming Trim off any dead/ dry leaves
    Humidity It likes a humid environment, so mist the leaves regularly
    Potential issues Browning tips of the leaves are a sign of the room being too dry. What can be done it to pop the plant on top of a tray with damp pebbles.Yellow leaves are a symptom of too much water.
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children
     

    Sweet Valentine

    Also known as Calathea Ornata / Zebra plant
    Care Difficulty Medium
    Origin tropical Rainforests of South America
    Light Likes partial sunlight, full shade. It can tolerate shade, but will grow much better with indirect light.
    Water Wait for the soil to be dry and water little and often - it likes for the soil to be a little moist but not too soggy. Try to use filtered water, rainwater, the chlorine or fluoride in the tap water can damage the Calathea.
    Temperature 18-23°C
    Feeding Use a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser monthly during spring & summer.
    Grooming Dust the leaves with a damp cloth regularly to allow the plant to breathe better. Any dead or damaged leaves can be trimed off.
    Humidity Calatheas need a highly humid environments, so mist the leaves daily. You could also pop it on top of a tray with damp pebbles
    Potential issues Browning or withering edges of the leaves is a sign that it needs to be watered more often.
    Toxicity Safe, pet friendly
       

    Umbrella Plant

    Also known as Shefflera heptaplerm Gold
    Care Difficulty Medium
    Origin Australia, Taiwan, Hainan
    Light Bright, indirect light
    Water Water weekly only when the top of the soil feels dry
    Temperature 16-29°C
    Feeding Scheffleras are heavy feeders- recommended to use liquid fertilizer twice a week during spring and summer
    Grooming not much grooming needed.
    Humidity likes a moist environment, so mist the leaves regularly
    Potential issues Avoid overwatering, which can kill the plant! A sign of that can be the yellow and dropped leaves
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

     

    Yucca

    Also known as
    Care Difficulty Easy
    Origin US, Mexico and Central America.
    Light Likes bright, direct sunlight but will tolerate some light shade; however, this will slow its growth and lighten the colour of the leaves.
    Water Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering. Don't allow it to sit in water, Yuccas are more tolerant to drought than overwatering.
    Temperature Adapts to all household temperatures.
    Feeding Yuccas are not heavy feeders, but you can occasionally use weak fertilizer during the growing season
    Grooming Doesn't need much grooming
    Humidity Relatively low humidity
    Potential issues Soggy stems are a sign of overwatering
    Toxicity Toxic to pets and children