Set for Plant Gifts Success
At Plant Gifts Sydney, you can be assured that your purchase will be set for success. There are a few standard steps that we take to make sure that your gift plant will last for years to come.
Good quality premium potting mix
The first step we take is that we choose a good quality premium potting mix.
The one we use has a wetting agent in it, which will help keep this plant hydrated particularly in the long hot summer months.
There are many different types of potting mix on the market to choose from, we would recommend choosing one that suits your plant variety . For example most plants will be happy with a Premium Potting Mix, however, using the plant specific potting mix will bring the best result. If you were to be potting orchids, use a premium potting mix as this will provide the best drainage and aeration, For succulents this would most likely have a higher content of sand and the succulent will require a greater level of drainage, and of course look out the the Rose mix, citrus Tree mix and Vegetable mix.
Power Feed Controlled Release Plant Food
Power Feed Controlled Release Plant Food Pots & Planters for Indoor & Outdoor
This product has TroforteMicrobe technology that combines a dynamic mix of nutrients, seaweed and microbes for all plants in pots.
It is a high analysis nutrient blend providing nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P) and potassium(K) and trace elements to boost lush healthy foliage, stimulate flowering and fruiting.
This slowly releases over a period of 5 months,
How to use it?.
Add a small amount to the top of the pot leaving space at the base of the plant, this is not to burn the roots of the plant. Water thoroughly after applying
Usage amounts |This is recommended By the manufacturer from their website.
|Plant Type||Application||Frequency of Application|
|Pot 15cm – Indoor, Outdoor & Maintenance||1 tablespoon||Every season – 3 months|
|Pot 20cm – Indoor, Outdoor & Maintenance||2 tablespoon||Every season – 3 months|
|Pot 25cm – Indoor, Outdoor & Maintenance||3 tablespoon||Every season – 3 months|
|Pot 30cm – Indoor, Outdoor & Maintenance||4 tablespoon||Every season – 3 months|
|Established Gardens Beds||8 tablespoons per square metre||Every season – 3 months|
Perlite Moisture content and aeration
Perlite is a glass, mined from a volcano, that is extracted and processed. By using steamed to form small white pebbles, which can be used in a fine or coarse version of each other.
Using Perlite in the potting mix this will help improve the soil condition and all so maintain moisture and support aeration of the soil. Unlike bark based potting mixes that break down over time, Perlite doesn’t break down over time and by adding Perlite to your potted plants will keep your plants looking healthier and they will live longer.
How we pot our plants.
We start with a new clean pot, so as to not transfer any bacteria, or to cross contaminate. In the bottom of the pot add a small amount of potting soil and then add the volcanic rock Perlite to allow for moisture content and aeration adding more potting mix we then mix the Perlite together with the potting mix .
From there continue adding the potting mix.
Make a hole in the center of the pot to allow for the plant to set in with enough space for the roots to be comfortable.
Then top the potting mix up to the base of the plant. Be sure not to over fill the pot with potting mix, and leave a centimeter for the top of the pot allowing room for watering the plant without overflowing.