Plant parenting tips for beginners
The art of plant care might seem quite complicated at first. Here are some helpful tips for taking care of your new plant family member while getting to know each other. As you become familiar with your plant, you’ll learn to notice when they are happy and getting enough water, light and nutrients.
Repot your plant after bringing it home
After buying a new plant, it’s recommended to plant it into a new, bigger pot with fresh soil. Learn more.
Check out our very useful planting and repotting mat, soil scoop and planting scoop & brush for easy and convenient potting and planting.
Watering needs vary around the year – make sure you don’t overwater your plant
Always check the soil before watering. If it’s still moist, no watering is needed. Too much watering will suffocate the plant. You can also use weight of the pot as an indicator – dry soil is lighter in weight.
For easy watering at all heights and angles, check out our watering can & mister for indoor and outdoor plants.
Fertilizer provides your plant with nutrients
Giving fertilizer is important, as there are nutrients the plants need, that it won’t get from only water. Fertilizer should be given only during growth season (March – October) and not during winter (November–February) when the plants are resting.
Our watering can’s translucent spout is marked with volume measurements – so it’s easy to check the right proportion of water and liquid fertilizer.
Pamper your plants with fine mist
Most plants enjoy regular misting in-between watering days. Misting is beneficial especially when the room air is dry, which is usually in the winter months. Wiping the dust from your plant’s leaves and misting them, makes photosynthesis easier for the plants.
Check out our mister with fine mist for hydrating delicate plants.
Make your plants thrive by pruning them regularly
Pruning helps your plant become fuller while removing dry and diseased parts keeps your plant healthy. Only prune with clean, sharp tools, so you won’t damage the plant tissue or expose it to bacteria. You can nurture pruned cuttings from plants by rooting them in a glass of water. Collect cuttings throughout the growth season.
Explore our garden snips and pruning shears for sharp and precise cuts.