Plant Care 

Water

Get into a routine and aim to water your plants once per week. Do them all together to make it easier. Most plants are killed by overwatering so wait until compost has almost dried out before re-watering. Water less in winter when the plant is not actively growing.

Light

Only cacti and succulents will tolerate all day direct sunlight. Indirect light with an hour or so of direct sun will do for most plants. Spider plants, snake plants and peace lilies will tolerate shadier areas of your home. If growth is poor or variegated plants turn plain green, improve light conditions. Humidity Most tropical plants, ferns and calatheas will enjoy a daily mist of water. You can also group plants on a tray of pebbles filled with water.

Fertiliser

Most plants will benefit from feeding once per fortnight using fertiliser diluted by half during growing season.

Pruning

Pinch of dying flowers and yellowing leaves. It is natural for older leaves to yellow. If yellowing or browning of leaves persists try increasing humidity.

Pests

Keep an eye out for tufts of white fluff, this is mealy bug and can damage your plant. Remove with soap or neem oil. Fine webs and yellowing leaves could be red spider mites. Trim away affected areas and increase humidity.

Holiday Watering

Line your bathtub with a water soaked towel and group plants together. Larger plants will be fine with a thorough water in a shady room.

Please note that this information is provided as a guide only. Different growing conditions may produce different results. For any specific queries about your plants please contact us at hello@sproutlondon.co.uk. Happy growing!