Bringing Nature Indoors: Caring for Indoor Plants and Trees in Brisbane and Beyond.

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Styling Your House With Indoor Trees

Trees are beautiful to look at, easy to maintain and they bring so many physical and mental health benefits to individuals. Living in a home with a wonderful garden, full of beautiful plants and trees is a blessing and can bring much joy to its occupants. However, for many people, who live in city apartments or small blocks, another solution is needed to recreate the benefits of nature and of course they can be part of stylish home décor design.   Bringing nature indoors is a relatively simple process and although many people claim to not have ‘green thumbs’ or to have never kept a plant alive, with the right species selection and following care instruction, it can be done by anyone.

Indoor Tree Species Selection

When deciding to buy a tree or plant for your home there are a few points to consider…

  • What size of space is available?
  • How much natural light does it need?
  • How large is it likely to grow?
  • What it looks like- will it fit with the style of your room?
  • How much watering does it need?
  • Does it drop blossoms or leaves?
  • Is it toxic to small children or pets?
  • Does it have a strong smell?

Always go to a reputable supplier to purchase plants and trees so that you can be assured that they have been well cared for previously.  The customer service representatives will also be able to advise you on the best species to purchase for your climate.

 

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The Do’s and Don’ts When Caring for Indoor Trees

Once you have selected your plant and brought it home it is time to start caring for it.  However, be careful as often the main reason why indoor trees and plants fail to thrive is that they have been over cared for by their enthusiastic owners.

Over Watering Trees:

Although you may think regularly watering your trees is a good thing for your trees, unfortunately, too much water can have a dire effect on them.  Indoor trees should be watered no more than once a week and some trees can thrive on even less than this.  As a rule of thumb, if the soil is not completely dry on top then it should not be watered and it is better to err on the side of caution.

When you do water, make sure the root system is well soaked, you will know the water has reached the roots when the water runs out of the drain hole onto the saucer.  However, it is imperative that you never let excess water stay in the drain saucer but mop it up using a turkey baster or similar appliance.

Fertilising Your Trees

Although not strictly necessary if your indoor trees are thriving, using a water-based fertiliser to give your trees a health boost is recommended once or twice a year.

Pruning Your Indoor Trees

Like trees which live in the great outdoors, indoor trees also need regular pruning. Pruning is very good for their overall health and will keep them in a nice shape.  Pruning the roots of indoor trees is also important; pruning them once every few years will cause new roots to form which will help them maintain their size.  Failure to prune roots will greatly reduce their lifespan.

Indoor pruning tree root balls

 

Cleaning Your Indoor Trees

Indoor trees attract dust and so to keep them looking their best and in optimum health regularly wipe down the foliage with a damp cloth.  Always avoid contaminating them with any chemicals or other cleaning products

 

Tree Care Experts

For a professional advice and expertise on indoor tree selection and planting, call our Heritage Tree Care Experts on 0737155444 for a free no obligation quote.  Our qualified Arborists will be delighted to advise you on the best course of action for your trees.  We cover Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, Toowoomba and Gold Coast area in Queensland, Australia.