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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 to keep up their strength. Fertiliser - also called plant food - is a product you can add to the soil to top up nutrients that would be naturally replenished in the wild. 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 how often it needs to be fed. You only really need to feed your plants in spring and summer.

When it comes to soil, 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 and your plant will always arrive potted in the right soil.