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General guidance

- When your plants arrive please give them a good water.

- Read the plant tag or sticker in the pot which will tell you about the plant and what conditions it likes to grow in. (If there is no tag please look on our website and try and identify the plant from our list).

- Take a look at your space and decide where the sun and shade is.

- Decide whether you’ll be putting the plant in a pot or in the ground: Our plants will grow in either!

- Please ensure your plant isn’t pot bound before planting, (check this site for guidance on pot bound plants)

- To neaten up your plant any flowers that are passed their best can be cut off (deadheaded) this will promote new blooms.

- If one of the stems is broken cut it before the break to encourage new growth.

- If there are any brown leaves they can also be cut off.

Potting
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- Choose one that is about an inch wider and deeper than the current one with drainage holes in the bottom.

- Pot it up using compost or soil if no compost available

- Water well so it is dripping from the holes at the bottom and keep well watered

- You may need to water everyday if in sun and a small pot. The soil should stay moist

Planting in the ground
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If planting in the ground dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the pot, add a couple of handfuls of compost if you have some and dig into soil.

Submerge your plant in a bucket of water until bubbles stop

Remove plant from pot, checking roots as above

Put the plant in hole and backfill with the soil that you dug out and plant so that the top of the root ball is level with the flower bed

Water well – a thorough water once a week

House Plants Tips
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It is important to avoid sun through glass as this can scorch the leaves of tropical plants.

Tropical plants require a humid atmosphere. Mist plants daily, or, better, place on a tray of damp gravel, expanded clay granules (Hydroleca) or recycled lightweight aggregate (Hortag).

Plants grouped together will create a humid micro-climate around their leaves.

Avoid overwatering as this can lead to root death and collapse of the plant

Let the surface of the compost dry a little before applying more water at room temperature. Allow the plant to take up water as it is needed or allow excess to drain away.

Do not let the plant sit in water- make sure there are draining holes in the pot. Including a small amount of gravel inside the pot (at the base) before repotting is also another way to promote the health of the root system.