Spring is here... get your house plants ready!

It's SPRING, why is it important to tend to your plants?

As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, it's time to start thinking about getting your indoor plants ready for Spring. Preparing your plants for the change in seasons is crucial for their health and growth. By reviewing these simple steps, you can ensure that your indoor plants thrive during the Spring & Summer months.

1. Assess the condition of your plants

Start by assessing the condition of your indoor plants. Look for any signs of damage or disease, such as yellowing leaves or pests. If you notice any issues, take the necessary steps to address them, don't wait or else :( 

2. Repot if necessary

If your plants have outgrown their current pots or the soil is compacted, it's a good idea to repot them, signs might include roots coming to the surface or out of drainage holes as well as compacted poor soil and foliage that ain't looking to happy. Choose a pot that is slightly larger and use a well-draining potting mix. This will provide your plants with the space and nutrients they need to thrive, again don't ignore the obvious for too long! 

3. Prune and trim

Pruning and trimming your indoor plants is essential for their overall health and appearance. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves, as well as any overgrown branches, ensure you use the right tools for the job and always clean after use to stop any bacteria or pest infections and to keep your tools strong for years to come.
Pruning and trimming will encourage new growth and help your plants maintain their shape, don't be afraid... they will grow back eventually, just like our hair!

4. Clean the leaves

Indoor plants can accumulate dust and dirt on their leaves, which can hinder their ability to photosynthesise- in brief photosynthetic organisms, including plants, algae, and some bacteria, play a key ecological role. They introduce chemical energy and fixed carbon into ecosystems by using light to synthesise sugars.

By using a damp cloth or sponge to gently wipe the leaves and remove any debris. You may also wish to use a leaf conditioner to give your plants a little extra love and care. 
Following this step will help your plants absorb more sunlight and stay healthy, plus its a great chance to inspect your foliage for any pests that might be hiding out. 

5. Adjust watering and fertilising

With the arrival of Spring, your indoor plants may require more frequent watering. Monitor the moisture levels of the soil and adjust your watering schedule accordingly, if you are still learning how your planty friend enjoys their beverage you can always use a handy sustee to help understand their needs more.
Additionally, consider fertilising your plants with a balanced fertiliser to provide them with the nutrients they need for growth.

6. Introduce natural light

During the Winter months, indoor plants often receive less natural light. As Spring approaches, gradually re-introduce your plants to more sunlight. Place them near a window or in a well-lit area, but avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

7. Consider introducing regular plant care products into your routine. 

In order to give your indoor plants the best care possible, consider using organic locally made products, Plant Daddy stocks a range of fertilisers, potting mixes, and plant care accessories can help you achieve optimal growth and health for your plants.
Whether you need a high-quality fertiliser, leaf conditioner, pest management, potting mix or other amendment's Plant Daddy has everything you need to get your indoor plants ready for Spring.

By following these steps and using good quality products, you can ensure that your plants are well-prepared for Spring & Summer.

With proper care and attention, your plants will thrive, bring beauty and freshness to your home.

That's all folks, 

Happy Gardening!

See you online or in-store real soon. 

Trent 🌱🌱🌱

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