How to plant in your new La Lydia Garden Boutique plant pot!

 

Potting Items: 

 

  • Plant 

  • La Lydia Plant Pot 

  • Porous material – You will need these to cover the drainage holes in your new pot. Coconut fiber or coffee filters work great.

  • Potting mix –  Dry soil for cactus and succulents. Rich and moist soil for regular houseplants.

  • Gravel - (Optional) The gravel will hold water and increase humidity while keeping your plant's roots up out of the puddle. Add gravel to pot before you add the soil.

  • Decorative rocks/Top dressing - (Optional) adds a “finishing touch” to an arrangement, making it looked polished and clean. It’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but adding it to the top of your soil also prevents the arrangement from shifting as much over time.

  • Potting tools – For potting in 5" and under containers use your hands or a small bendable cup for shoveling soil. A small spoon is also good, and tools such as tweezers and small brushes of any kind will also come in handy. For larger containers, use a trowel (it looks like a mini shovel) or your hands. 

  • Gloves – (Optional) While these aren’t necessary, gardening gloves will keep the dirt from getting under your nails.

  • Watering can – (Optional) While this isn’t necessary, a watering can will make watering the plant easier on you. For small plants likes succulents, use a drip bottle.

 

Step One: Fill your La Lydia plant pot will potting soil half way.

Step Two: Create a hole in the soil larger than the root ball of your plant.

Step Three: Loosen root ball & place your plant inside the soil hole.

Step Four: Add more soil, leaving 1 - 2 inches from top, & pat lightly around the plant.

Step Five: Water thoroughly & let drain (add more soil if needed).

Enjoy!

Notes: Cacti and succulents should be watered every 3 to 4 weeks. Most houseplants should be watered every 7 days or when soil is dry 1.5" - 2" into soil. Use your finger to test soil. 

FYI

Lighting 

 

Bright light or full sun means there is no barrier such as curtains or blinds, a tall tree or building that creates shade between the plant and the light source. Normally sunny window. Succulents and palms love bright light. They should get direct sun for at least 6 hours a day or place in the brightest spot in the room.
 

Medium light or filtered sunlight is light that’s been diffused, such as sheer curtains between the plant. The light source normally a sunny window. Anything partially obstructing the path between your plant and the lightsource creates this medium light. Ferns and aroid (Monstera and Aglaonema). 
 

Low light means no direct sunlight will reach your plant. Put the plant a few feet away from your light source (normally sunny window or in a room with artificial light). Low light means less energy and less food. Some plants can survive and thrive in low light and shady conditions. 

List of Low Light Plants:

Peace Lily

Dracaena

Nerve Plant (Fittonia)

Arrowhead Plant

Heart-Leaf Philodendron

Spider Plant

English Ivy

Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia)

Monstera

Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

Pothos

Prayer Plant

Lucky Bamboo

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