Spring is the time where plants need a little more time and attention. It is the start of the growing season when your plants wake up after winter.
Here are a few care tips to help your plants thrive this Spring.

Watering indoor plantsHow to water your plants in Spring?
It's best to water on an as-needed basis. Generally, most indoor plants thrive in well-draining soil, in an appropriate size pot and need to be watered when the top 5cm of soil feels dry. But, all plants vary in their need for water.
Overwatering is one of the most common causes of indoor plant problems. If you're not sure how much to water, it's better to err on the dry side than to give your plants too much.

Fertilising Plants
How to use Fertiliser in Spring?
It depends on the plant's growth rate and age. Most houseplants put on a growth spurt in spring and summer, so this is the best time to fertilise them. Follow label directions to know how much plant food to use. We recommend the Growth Technology range which you can find on our Plant Accessories & Gifts Page.
Like overwatering, it's important to avoid over fertilising your indoor plants. Too much fertiliser can burn their roots and stunt their growth.
For flowering varieties, use a fertiliser in which has equal levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. If the nitrogen content is too high, the plant may grow many leaves but few flowers.

Repotting Plants
When should you repot your indoor plants?
Check the root systems. If the roots are circling the inside of the pot, it may be time to repot your plant. If the plant has outgrown its pot, you can transplant it into a slightly larger container. Don't go too large too soon. We recommend going up one size a pot per repot. Spring and Summer are the best seasons for repotting your houseplants. Repotting does not necessarily mean putting the plant in a new planter, but it could mean changing and refreshing its soil or potting mix.

Cleaning Leaves Washing plants
Easy ways to cleaning indoor plant leaves
Dust collects on leaves which can mean it makes it harder for the plant to breath. Wash them in a gentle shower, or dust them with a very soft brush if the plants have hairy leaves. For plants with smooth leaves, you can also use a cloth to gently wipe away any dust on the leaves. Not only does this improve your plant's appearance, but it'll actually help it to soak up more light and air.

Light for plants
What light do my indoor plants need?
Most plants aren't suited for direct sunlight and should only receive indirect light to avoid leaf scorch. If you look out from the plant's view and see the sun in line with your plant's "vision", then this would be considered direct sunlight.
Indirect light is ambient light emitting from the plant's view of the sky without directly seeing the sun. Rotate plants weekly if they begin stretching toward the light source.

August 31, 2021 — Emma Kelt

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