Levington® Houseplant Compost
Levington® Houseplant compost is a premium blended compost as used by many professional gardeners and growers. Levington® Houseplant compost has a special combination of ingredients for your houseplants. Enriched with all of the essential plant nutrients to guarantee you stronger, healthier and more colourful plants.
How to Use
Levington® Houseplant compost can be used to pot on. This is best done in the spring, when plants are actively growing. Often when the roots are appearing through the drainage holes, potting on to the next size of pot is required. Water the plant thoroughly. Place a layer of Levington® Houseplant compost in the base of the new pot. Remove the plant from the pot by tapping the base of the container and place in the centre of the new one. Fill the space around the root ball, ensuring that the compost level is the same as it was originally and firm gently. Water the plant well.
Potting on of Seedlings
Fill pot with Levington® Houseplant compost and lightly firm. Make holes into the compost with a dibber. Gently ease seedlings from original container by lifting the roots with a dibber. When handling seedlings gently hold by the young leaves and place into the hole in the new compost. Gently firm in. Keep soil moist without satu-rating. Do not allow compost to dry out.
Propogation of Cuttings
Fill pot or tray with Levington® Houseplant compost and lightly firm. Water the compost using a watering can with a fine rose ensuring that it is moist but not saturated. Make a hole in the compost with a dibber. Insert cutting and firm compost around the stem. Cuttings will root better and are less likely to show stress if the container is covered with a clear polythene bag or placed in a propagator. Keep compost moist with gentle watering but do not over water.
Care for your Plants
Levington® Houseplant compost provides all of the necessary food for up to 6 weeks. After 4 to 6 weeks, we recommend Miracle-Gro® Plant Food (see pack for details). Not only will this specialist compost and plant food provide the best environment for your plants, they will also continue to grow in a healthy and abundant way, enabling flowering plants to bloom more profusely.
Houseplant compost should be kept moist at all times and it should never dry out. Plants should not be left to stand in water for long periods as this will encourage root rot.
Where Not to Use
Not suitable for ericaceous/lime hating plants, such as Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias and Heathers. We recommend Levington® Ericaceous Compost for these plants.