Monday, March 12, 2012

Tips for Potted Plants

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Spring is just around the corner.
The grass is turning bright green and the crocus are starting to pop from hibernation here.
I have some clippings from a spider plant which were given to me at Christmas time and I felt it was time to get them started in some dirt and some cute little pots I've been holding onto.
Perhaps you have some plants that need potting or repotting?

Ensure your indoor Potted Plants thrive;
  Whether you are starting your planting from a clipping that has rooted or a potted plant that has outgrown it's container following a few simple steps will ensure a happy pretty plant!



1. Choose your container keeping in mind the size of your plant.  Do not put a small plant in a large container, it will not thrive well and it's a waste of potting mix.



2. Choose a container that allows drainage.  If your plant's roots get too much water, they will rot!
If you choose to use a container that does not have drainage holes, be sure to add about an inch or so of rocks or marbles to the bottom before adding your soil to allow excess water to drain under your soil as I have done.


3.  Use a good quality potting mix formulated for the type of plant you have.

4.  Know your plants sun requirements.  Some like direct sunlight while some do not! 


5.  Fertilize once a week.  

Tip!  Did you know that diluted coffee and coffee grounds are excellant fertilizers for your potted plants?  Water your plants, once a week, with a ratio of 1 part coffee to 4 parts water and your plants will be happy little campers! 


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3 comments:

andie jaye said...

i never knew about the rocks in the bottom! though now that i think of it, it makes total sense! email you later!

Claiming Our Space said...

This is a nice tut on potting up plants. Clear and concise. Thanks for sharing.

andie jaye said...

thanks for linking up honey!

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