This section is about getting to know your plant and addressing what it needs to thrive. Plants vary in many ways, we encourage you to think of them individually and avoid a universal method for care. Below are three basic aspects of plant care that together provide a solid foundation for survival and success.
A plant needs a couple of days to adjust to new lighting conditions when you bring it home. After that, it’s a good idea to repot it with fresh, organic soil. When plants outgrow their pots you will notice that roots are curling and wrapping around themselves. Use a pot that is at least two inches larger and add soil as necessary.
Plants only have a few ways to express themselves, these are our cues to help. For example, yellowing leaves can be a sign of a number of problems. Also, pests arrive when a plant is stressed in some way. The simple steps of an IPM method state: observe your plant and take note of all its symptoms. Make sure it’s getting the right amount of light, the watering schedule is appropriate and check for root and drainage issues. If problems with pests persist, seek out the most non-invasive and organic method for removal.