All the tips on keeping them happy and healthy.

Which potting mix?

Your indoor plant has only what is in its pot to keep it alive compared to a plant in the garden. Good potting mix lasts longer, however nothing lasts forever.

  • Platinum Potting mix: contains extra fertilisers, nutrients, re-wetting granules and water crystals. Trace elements and other essential components to stimulate growth. Better water holding capacity and drainage properties. Feeds plants for 12 month or more.
  • Premium Potting mix: contains fertilisers, water crystals. Trace elements and other essential components to stimulate growth. Water holding capacity and drainage properties. Feeds plants for up to 9 months.
  • General Potting mix: very basic and usually no additives, hence contains less nutrients and fertilisers. Can include some soil wetter to assist in water penetration. Contains sufficient nutrients for up to one month. You should add a controlled release fertiliser at the time of potting for best result.

Repot every 3 or so years.

It does not necessarily have to be into a bigger pot. Only to change the potting mix. Your indoor plant has only what is in its pot to keep it alive. Good potting mix lasts longer, however nothing lasts forever.

 

Dust and shower the foliage.

Plants breathe through their leaves, so it’s important to keep them clean. Just as you dust your home, remember to dust your plants to prevent dust and airborne contaminants from damaging the leaves or hindering your plant’s ability to breathe.

 

Feed regularly.

Remember, potted plants rely on the nutrients within the pot, so it’s essential to feed them, especially during the growing season from September to May. The frequency of feeding can also depend on the quality of your potting mix; the better the mix, the more slow-release fertilizer it contains.

  • Liquid fertiliser: Every forthnight. We recommend: PowerFeed or Seamax.
  • Granules/ pellets: Every 3 months. We recommend: Scott’s Osmocote Controlled Release Fertilisers for pots and planters.

Light, water & air.

  • Rotate your plant once a month to ensure that the entire plant receives sufficient light. Plants naturally grow toward light sources.
  • Avoid direct air conditioning airflow on your potted plants, as it can dry them out.
  • Using saucers to collect excess water is a good idea, but be sure not to let the water stagnate, as it can harm your plant.

Insects?

Plants get insects on them if stressed so try to keep them happy! However, if you get insects, use a natural Pyrethrum spray. You don’t want to use strong chemicals inside your home.

 

Popular indoor plants.

There are plenty of lovely indoor plants, with beautiful foliage in different shapes, colours and sizes. Here are some of the more popular ones.

  • Philodendron
  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Zanzibar Gem
  • Peace Lily
  • Mother in law’s tongue.

View more indoor plants

Your one stop shop

We are professional landscapers and horticulturalists. We can help you with lawns, plants, landscaping supplies and more.

Give us a call at 4954 6999, send this form or come in to store and we will help you.

Lee Rowans Gardenworld is a member of LSA and are experts on turfs and how to take care of your lawn. Visit lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au

"*" indicates required fields

Contact us

Drop in or give us a call today.

Warners Bay (Head Office)

381 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay NSW 2282, AUSTRALIA Get Directions

Mon – Sat: 7am – 5pm

Sun: 8am – 4pm

Public Holidays: 8am – 4pm

Central coast

Deliveries 6 days a week to Central coast.

Mon – Sat: 7am – 5pm

Sun: 8am – 4pm

Public Holidays: 8am – 4pm

Weston (Bulk Supplies)

78 Lumby Lane, Sawyers Gully NSW 2326 Get Directions

Mon – Sat: 7am – 3pm