plant care

All plants need some form of care, be it big or small... 

The good thing is, all green+co plants come with easy to understand, simple guides that tell you or your gift recipient exactly how to keep your green things, well... green. 

As a general rule of thumb, all plants need two things - light and water.

Our guides tell you exactly what your plant needs in the most simple way - high, medium or low. No fancy 'gardenista' speak that doesn't make sense, just the basics because that's really all you need! 

SUNNY, SUN, SUN - a plant needs to be able to see some light, even if it has low light requirements. It's also the amount of light that each plant needs that determines where you put it. As an example, a Snake Plant (Mother-in-law's tongue or Sansevieria) is a high light plant that is best sitting in or very close the some sun. A ZZ Plant however, needs just a little bit of light - if it's in direct sunlight like the Snake Plant, it's leaves will easily burn and it will just stop lovin' ya. 

H2O - a similar rule applies to watering plants. They all need it, but at different times and in varying levels. One of the biggest causes of killing a plant is 'wet feet' which means your guy's been over watered. It's actually better to under-water a plant (which you'll notice because the leaves may droop or drop off, or the soil feels dry). A great way to remember how and when to water something is to do it once a week, on the same day, at roughly the same time. For smaller plants that need more water, 1-2 cups is a good guide, for plants that need less, 1/2 a cup or even a 1/4 cup will suffice (oh, and humans like tea and coffee, plants don't! Don't pour the last of your cuppa in the pot, trust us, it won't end well...).

If you're really unsure as to whether your plant needs water or not, an easy test is to put the top half of your finger into the soil and if it's dry, then give it some good 'ol H20!

HONEY, I KILLED THE PLANT - we know people lead busy lives and sometimes forget the rules (come on, we've all done it), so if your plant needs some extra TLC, get in touch with us (make sure you send us some pics so we can see what the symptoms are). In most cases, if we can determine that the little guy's still kickin and just needs a holiday, we may be able to arrange something for you or at least offer you some tips on what to do to bring it back to life (no CPR skills required).