Cover the basics with these 6 essential plant care tips – We The Wild

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Cover the basics with these 6 essential plant care tips

It's hard to find the information you need to keep plants thriving, so here are the 7 things we think every new plant parent should know in order to grow happy, thriving plants.

 1. Underwatering is always better than overwatering

 Overwatering is by far the most commonly reported planty issue. It is easier to save an underwatered plant than an overwatered one, so if in doubt, always scale it back. In winter, you should water about half the time. Try to make sure the soil is pretty much dry to touch before giving your plants another drink.

2. The right soil is a must

Using good quality, well-draining soil is absolutely vital to preventing root rot from overwatering. Having the right soil will assist your plant in regulating its watering needs and also prevent the ever-irritating fungus gnat from infiltrating your home! Support Pellets mixed throughout the soil ensure your plant feels right at home in a teeming ecosystem of beneficial bacteria and fungi - just as they would in the wild!

3. Clean leaves are integral to plant health 

We don't know who needs to hear this, but... CLEAN YOUR LEAVES! Dust build up can clog your leaves' pores and prevent light being absorbed. Always remember to wipe or shower down your leaves and spray with Protect to keep 'em strong! 

4. Fertilising is the difference between just surviving and thriving 

If you've had plants for a while, but you don't fertilise, you need to start. Trust us. Tap water simply doesn't have the nutrients and microbes that plants can access to in a forest, or even a garden. Our Grow concentrate, on the other hand, has everything your plant needs! 

5. ALL plants like bright indirect light 

bright indirect light

Don't be fooled by the 'low light' tag! Some plants tolerate low light, but all of our indoor babies will thrive in bright, indirect light. Whether it's a peace lily or a cactus, provide your plant with bright, indirect light for a good chunk of the day and you're gonna see a happy plant. Check out more on light here

6. Help your plants get used to their new home

Starting your plant off on the right foot is the best way to ensure a happy, healthy plant in future. Pests and infection are best left at the door, so check out checklist for bringing plants home here


Now's the time to up your plant game

Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on our foolproof formulas! Each is full of plant-loving bacteria, enzymes and nutrients that are safe and healthy for your plants!

Grow Plant Food & Tonic Grow Plant Food & Tonic

Grow Plant Food & Tonic

$14.99

For fast growth

How it helps

Kick-start your plants with this highly active and safe plant food, designed for fast absorption. Packed with bacteria, enzymes, and nutrients for fast growth and healthy plants. Suitable throughout the whole year and safe for pets!

Kick-start your plants with this highly active and safe plant food, designed for fast absorption. Packed with bacteria, enzymes, and nutrients for fast growth and healthy plants. Suitable throughout the whole year and safe for pets!

Support Slow Release Pellets Support Slow Release Pellets

Support Slow Release Pellets

$14.99

For strong roots & resilience

How it helps

Strong roots = a healthy houseplant! Build your plant's strength and resilience over 6-8 weeks. The pellets slowly transform your soil into a complex ecosystem ripe for growth. 

Strong roots = a healthy houseplant! Build your plant's strength and resilience over 6-8 weeks. The pellets slowly transform your soil into a complex ecosystem ripe for growth. 

Protect Spray with Neem Protect Spray with Neem

Protect Spray with Neem

$14.99

For leaf issues & shine

How it helps

Keep leaves healthy! Our pet-safe formulation combines Neem Oil with a specialist microbial blend to provide broad-spectrum protection & remedy of the environmental stressors that make plants struggle.

Keep leaves healthy! Our pet-safe formulation combines Neem Oil with a specialist microbial blend to provide broad-spectrum protection & remedy of the environmental stressors that make plants struggle.