Large Plant Care

There are a million different plant care tips out there, but most of them are geared towards smaller plants. Once your plants get bigger, the care changes a bit. Here are some best practices to care for large plants. 

1. Water less frequently
Since there is more soil, you'll give it more water to drench the soil, this will also mean it will take longer to dry out so you'll want to wait longer between watering. Make sure the first couple inches of soil are dry before watering again.

2. Give them more light
Large plants need more light now that they have more foliage. If your large plants seem like they have stunted in growth, try placing them closer to a window. 

3. Clean those leaves
While you should always wipe down plants leaves, it's especially important for larger plants. Keeping them clean will help them absorb more light. Give them a wipe down when you water them. 

4. Repotting
You probably already have the perfect LO planter for your large plant! And the good news is you'll have to repot large plants less often than smaller ones. Typically only every 2-3 years depending on the size and species. 

5. Don't forget to Fertilize
Since you'll be repotting less often, the soil will deplete all the nutrients before you repot again. Make sure to fertilize or top off with fresh soil a couple times throughout spring or summer.

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