🎄Potted Christmas Trees are in store Now!🎁🎅
If you prefer the look, feel, and smell of a real tree and if you can’t bear the thought of cutting down a tree just to use as a decoration, why not use a live potted Christmas tree or plant!?
We have a lovely selection of Pines, Spruces, and Firs that you can use as your live Christmas tree for the next 10 years! They are slow-growing, easy to maintain, and can be kept in pots for a long time!
We also have Bright Red Poinsettias and Holly plants that look amazing at this time of the year!
Here are some tips for your potted live Christmas trees on how to take care of them so as they can be used over and over again for the next 10 years!
• Sunlight – It’s recommended that you keep your potted tree near a window that receives sunlight but has protection from the hot afternoon heat.
• Lack of sunlight – If your tree is in a spot where it does not receive any natural sunlight or reflected light, you should bring your potted tree indoors as late as possible. The weekend before Christmas is ideal, and it’s advised not to keep living trees in the house any longer than 12-15 days.
• Watering – As with most houseplants, watering is the most important aspect of caring for them. Too much and your potted tree will die of ‘wet feet’, too little and the leaves will turn brown and fall. So water sparingly and do a simple moisture check by stick your finger into the dirt as far down as you can and see if the soil is dry. When you remove your finger, any soil sticking to it indicates moisture. When your finger comes out relatively clean, it’s time to water. Always check that the container has good drainage and some sort of saucer underneath to catch any excess water.
• Sunburn – After you’ve used it as your Christmas tree put it out in the shade for a couple of weeks, then slowly move it back into the sun. If you just put it back in the full sun directly after being indoors for a long time, the leaves will get sunburnt, turn brown, and drop off.
• Root-Bound – After the Christmas period, check the roots of your tree. If the root-ball is getting too thick, loosen them up and plant your tree in a slightly bigger pot. If it is not a dense root-ball, they can be left in the same pot for another year.
• Prune and shape your tree in winter to keep it neat and tidy. Be gentle with the pruning as they grow very slowly and bad pruning can take years to fix.
• Fertilise your tree at the start of spring with a balanced fertilizer to give it a good boost during its growing season and make it look lush for Christmas.
Here are some other options for plants you can use as Christmas trees: