A general purpose potting mix with added organic fertiliser and blended from high quality horticultural bark, giving both good moisture rentention and air filled porosity essential for strong plant performance. Suitable for most indoor and outdoor plant types including flowering, fruiting shrubs and vegetables.
Tips for repotting
Water plants and drain thoroughly before repotting. Choose a container with adequate drainage and appropriate size for the plant type selected. Take the plant out of the existing pot and check the root ball, making sure you tease out or prune circular roots prior to re-potting. Partly fill the base of the pot with new potting mix to a level that leaves the top of the root ball around 5cm from the top edge of the new pot. Centre and hold the plant while tipping the remaining mix in and around the root ball firming as you go. Ensure that you end up with a finished surface which is approximately 2-3cm below the tip of the pot, this will assist when wtering. Water in well making sure if you are planting into a self watering pot that you check the water height in the reservoir prior to moving into an indoor location, to minmise water leakage onto carpets.
General plant care
Check cultural notes on the plant label and make su re the position you choose is appropriate. Regularly check plant foliage for any potential damage caused by pests and diseases. Treat early as required. If you have seelcted an indoor plant or intend to position an outdoor plant in a shady position or against a wall, it is a good idea to rotate the container regularly to ensure even growth.
Watering frequently is very dependant on the plant type, location, pot size and type of pot selected. Check plant cultural notes for more information. Frequenly check moisutre levels in the potting mix 2-3 cm under the surface level. Mix should be moist. If potting into a self watering container, make sure the water reserviour is at least 50% full at all times. Note, too much or too little wtaer is a key factor that leads to poor plant performance. Watering will need to be adjusted uring different seasons, depending on local conditions.
Adjust feeding prior to periods of active growth, mainly early spring or autumn. Add additional fertiliser and water in well. Check label information on Yates fertiliser brands including Yates Dynamic Lifter, Yates Thrive).
Also check cultural notes on plant labels for plant specific information.
We would recommend using a specialist potting mix for orchids, camellias, azaleas, african violets and phosphorus sensitive plants.
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