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Plant Care

Repotting

When repotting, consider your plants needs such as water requirements, root growth and soil types. More often the reason for  repotting is to enable more room for growth and also to renew the soil as the old one may be depleted of nutrients.

If you are considering a pot with no drainage hole ensure that your plant has very minimal to no frequent watering need. If not, it may lead to moisture build up at the bottom of the soil and consequently problems like root rot. For such pots, add stones for aeration at the bottom before adding in the soil.

For Orchids, we provide a special Orchid mix besides the regular soil which helps the plant to thrive better.

Our Media

The media we use in our plants is a mixture of coco peat and peat moss. Coco peat is made from pith inside coconut husk. Peat moss is harvested from peat bogs where living organisms and mosses decompose over a very long period of time.
The benefit of using our media is that it is free from soil borne pests and diseases. It is well aerated to promote root growth. A mixture of both ensures a right balance of water retention. It is light and easy to handle. It is odorless for those who are sensitive to smell and it can retain nutrients for a long time.

Fertilizing

Nutrients are essential to any growing plant. This means that at some point one needs to add nutrients to the soil or media they are using. We have inorganic fertilizer, organic fertilizer and compost at our shop open for the customer’s preference. Flowering pots require fertilizer high in potassium as well as nitrogen to ensure healthy green look and blossoming flowers. Slow release fertilizer are also good especially for the indoor plants as they ensure maximum utilization of nutrients and little disturbance for them. Depending on the type of fertilizer you have put near the root base or spray as foliar.

Plant benefits

Flowers generally contribute to the beauty and appearance of a location. An addition of our hanging baskets and flowering pots in your home or office will definitely lighten up the place and add a touch of beauty to it.
Our herbs selection will add great taste and aroma to your meals and drinks. Some varieties are known to have medicinal value such as sage, peppermint and basil.
Plants are generally known to be air purifiers as they take in carbon IV oxide and give out oxygen in the presence of light. For those who are inquiring which plant produce more oxygen than others, just check out your plant location. If it is getting more light then its definitely more likely to produce more oxygen as photosynthesis takes place more actively. Also consider the type of your plant as others do not do very well in direct light.
Our fruit trees will provide you with the best quality of fruit for your body nutrients boost. Be sure to check out our Products page to get more information on our varieties.

Pests Guides

Aphids
Identifying: They are quite tiny and almost invisible. They exist in many colours
Mode of damage: They suck sap from the plant
Effect on plant: They transmit plant viruses and can stunt plant growth
Control: Spray cold water on the infected area as this may wash them out. Neem oil can be used to control them, just ensure you follow application instructions during usage.

Thrips
Identifying: Tiny black specks on the leaves of your plant and flower buds.
Mode of damage: Feed on plant sap.
Effect on plant: Stunted growth, Transmit viral diseases.
Control: Prune the infected part. Neem oil is good for clearing thrips in the infected areas.

White flies
Identifying: They are white in colour and fly.
Mode of damage: Feed under the plants leaves
Effect on plant: it causes yellowing and shrivelling of plant leaves.
Control: Prune out the infected parts to prevent spreading.

Spider mites
Identifying: Yellow leaves or brown spots on the leaves may be a sign of spider mites. They are quite small and build webs on parts they attack
Mode of damage: They suck the sap from plant leaves
Effect on plant: They adversely affect the plant and may consequently lead to stunted growth
Control: Applying neem oil to the affected area or pesticides can help get rid of spider mites. 

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