Indoor Plants & House Plants at Burston
March House Plant of The Month
Most orchids we keep as houseplants are epiphytic or litophytic – meaning simply that they attach themselves to trees or rocks feeding on debris and run off water. Orchids prefer bright but filtered light – preferably in an east or west facing window. They prefer to feel slightly pot bound but appreciate being repotted once every few years. Only repot one to two sizes up and don’t bury the aerial roots to avoid root rot.
Water once a week in the colder months, increasing to twice a week when the weather improves. Feed with an orchid feed in spring to improve the health of the plant and encourage growth.
Caring for orchids is actually easier than you think – just follow these three easy steps to success:
- They love being in good light but not direct sunlight
- Never let your orchid sit in water, water from the top and let the water drain through
- Mist leaves occasionally.
Then sit back and enjoy!
Buy House Plants in St. Albans at Burston
They may be pretty to look at and a great way to brighten up the home; but indoor plants are also good for your health. Research shows they improve the quality of indoor air and absorb carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen into the air.
Here at Burston we have a huge variety for you to peruse in store. From our frequent and extensive travels around the UK and we have sourced some all-time favourites and more unusual examples from the finest growers around.
To keep your plants in good health you’ll find a large range of food – plus some stunning pots and stands for your showstoppers.
Most of us have lost a plant or two over the years and the biggest culprit is usually insufficient or excessive watering.
Too much water in the soil layer forces air from the root zone, reducing the plan’s oxygen supply. Some plants adapt and enjoy a soaking, others have adapted to long periods of dryness between heavy watering.
At Burston we can help you know the conditions your plant needs to thrive. And while they can be grown in almost any container, we can advise on the best one for each plant.
For example clay pots are porous and tend to draw moisture from the soil. Others like metal, glass or plastic will conserve water and will need less attention from you.