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House Plant Parenting Course

What about soil and fertiliser?

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What about soil and fertiliser?

Just like us, plants need healthy food from time to time to keep up their strength. Fertiliser is a product you can add to the soil to top up nutrients that would be naturally replenished in the wild by decomposing stuff. All indoor plants use up nutrients at different rates at different times of the year, so check your plant’s product page to find out if it would benefit from being fertilised in the spring and summer  Here’s a video from a total dude for some more depth on houseplant fertilisers.

Most Patch plants live happily in multipurpose soil except cacti and succulents which need a special soil, and some outdoor plants which like an ericaceous soil. You’ll always find this information provided on their product page.