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Caring for Houseplants

Cultivating a thriving indoor garden is a rewarding hobby that adds life and vibrancy to your living space. While caring for houseplants may seem straightforward, adhering to some fundamental principles can make all the difference. In this guide, we’ll explore key aspects of houseplant care, ensuring your green companions flourish year-round.

Read the Labels: Tailored Care for Every Plant

Begin your houseplant care journey by familiarising yourself with the individual needs of each plant. Read the labels for specialist care advice tailored to your specific greenery. Whether it’s the resilient cactus, the resilient money plant, or the delicate orchid, understanding their unique requirements is crucial for their well-being.

Compost Matters: Annual Potting for Healthier Plants

Regular repotting is essential to maintain the health and vitality of your houseplants. Opt for high-quality compost like Westland Houseplant Potting Mix, suitable for a diverse range of indoor plants. For specialist plants such as orchids, cacti, or citrus, choose the most appropriate specialist compost to ensure optimal growth.

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Pots and Trays: Protecting Your Home

Invest in a variety of waterproof decorative pots and drip trays to safeguard your furniture and windowsills from water stains. Not only do these accessories contribute to a polished aesthetic, but they also play a crucial role in maintaining a clean and organized indoor gardening space.

Feeds for Flourishing Foliage: Specialised Nutrition

Explore Westland’s range of specialist feeds designed for indoor plants, including those tailored for orchids, cacti, and citrus plants. Providing your plants with the right nutrients ensures robust growth, vibrant foliage, and a flourishing display.

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Watering: Precision and Humidity Control

Select a one or two-litre watering can with a narrow spout for easy maneuvering around your home. This prevents accidental overwatering and flooding of your pots. Additionally, keep a mist spray bottle on hand to elevate humidity levels around your plants, particularly beneficial for varieties that thrive in tropical conditions.

By incorporating these houseplant care tips into your routine, you’ll create a nurturing environment for your indoor garden to thrive. Remember that each plant is unique, and understanding their specific needs is the key to maintaining a lush and vibrant indoor oasis. Happy gardening!

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Pest & Diseases: Spotting the Signs

Unsure why your houseplant isn’t looking its best? This video covers the most common houseplant problems and what you can do to fix them.


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