How to grow a happy plant in a pot

  1. Choose a spot in the indoors, that is well lit but away from direct sunlight. 
  2. Fill chosen planter with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots. 
  4. Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well. 
  5. Water regularly to keep the soil lightly moist. 
  6. Feed fortnightly from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food.

How to grow a happy plant in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained, shaded spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by digging in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots. 
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed. Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch lightly with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw and water in well. 
  5. Water once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions to keep the soil lightly moist. 
  6. Feed fortnightly from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food.

Growing tips

  • Happy plant stems that grow too tall can be cut back to the desired height. New leaves will grow from below the cut.

  •  Happy plants can stay in the same pot for several years.

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Common Problems & Solutions

Aphids: New leaves distorted and yellow, foliage and stems covered in sooty mould, insects crowded on young leaves and shoots. 

Solution: Yates Nature's Way Vegie & Herb Spray

Mealybugs: Small white furry or cottony looking sap sucking insect pests that can gather around leaf bases.

Solution: Yates Nature's Way Vegie & Herb Spray