So, your eagerly-awaited plants from Simply Trees have just arrived at your doorstep – exciting times! You might be wondering, "What do I do with my plants once I get them?" Don't worry; we've got you covered with some simple steps to ensure your new green friends start off on the right leaf.
Step 1: Unpack with Care
Unwrapping Your Plant:
- Remove Packaging: Gently take your plant out of the box and remove all the packaging. This includes the plastic bag around the grower pot, any zip ties securing the soil and the plant, and papers around the plant or soil.
- For Trees in Burlap Bags: If your tree arrives in a burlap bag, carefully remove it from the bag. You can then plant it in a suitable pot or directly in the ground.
Remember, do this within a couple of hours of receiving your plant to ensure its health.
Step 2: Assess and Acclimate
Check for Transit Stress:
- Inspect Your Plant: Look for any signs of stress from transit. It's totally normal for plants to be a little weary after their journey.
- Acclimate Gently: Allow your plant to adjust to its new environment. Place it in a shaded area for a day or two as it's been in a dark box for a day or a few.
Step 3: Find the Perfect Spot
Light and Location:
- Sunlight Needs: Consider the specific light requirements of your plant. Most plants thrive in bright, indirect light or full sun. Avoid placing them in direct, harsh sunlight immediately.
- Ideal Location: Choose a spot that suits your plant’s needs – be it a sunny spot in your back yard or a nicely lit corner of your home.
Step 4: Water and Soil Check
Hydration and Nutrition:
- Watering: First check the condition of the soil. If it's still moist on top, you can hold off watering right away. Otherwise, water your plant thoroughly after unpacking. Ensure excess water can drain out of the grower pot to avoid waterlogging.
- Soil Quality: Check the soil condition. If the soil seems compacted or depleted, consider repotting with fresh, high-quality potting mix.
Step 5: Ongoing Care
Routine Checks: Keep an eye on your plant’s health, ensuring you're not overwatering or underwatering.
- Follow Care Guides: Use our detailed care guides for specific advice on watering, feeding, pruning, and more.
Time to start enjoying!
Receiving a new plant is always a delight, and taking these initial steps will ensure your plants from Simply Trees flourish in their new home. If you need more tips or have questions about your new green companions, our team is always here to help. Let's grow together and make your space greener and more vibrant!