Key things to be aware of
- Drooping / wilting leaves
- Can indicate the plant is receiving too LITTLE water: check the substrate
- Can indicate the plant is receiving too MUCH water: check the substrate
- Browning and dried-out leaves usually indicates that the plant is not getting enough water over a long period of time (a stress-indicator)
- The above can also be a sign of overwatering: again the importance of checking the substrate frequently cannot be overstated enough
- Fading colour: can indicate a lack of nutrients or a response to pest damage. Check the leaves and stems. Check the substrate moisture-level.
- Plants in small pots are more likely to require watering more frequently
- Watering must be done slowly and repeatedly until ALL parts of the substrate is soaked
- Check plants for vandalism: if they have been pulled from the soil and left elevated, they will need to be re-planted properly to avoid them drying out
- Make sure you check all plants, especially any smaller examples that are hidden behind larger companions, for they can be easily missed
Make sure plants are not positioned close to, or moved to, locations in front of heaters or air-conditioning units
Ongoing care and observation of your plants is essential for their long-term health and wellbeing. We recommend assigning this task to a dedicated Team member / member of staff on a consistent rota in order that this task is not neglected or forgotten. This task absolutely must be covered when people go on holiday.