Indoor Plants & House Plants at Burston
July House Plant of The Month
Venus Fly Trap
This fascinating carnivorous plant ‘Dionaea muscipula’ is known for it’s snap shut feature that traps little insects/flies as they land on it.
This plant likes to sit in a saucer of water and compost. Keep wet at all times. Filtered or rainwater is best and feeding is not necessary as it gets nutrients from the insects it traps. If there are no insects available put outside for a few days in the summer in a shady area.
This plant likes a dormant period during the winter and some of the traps will turn black and drop off. This is normal and new growth will resume in the spring.
Safety Tip: Resist teasing your plant as curious fingers can weaken the mechanism and the plant will suffer stress and deteriorate.
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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.