Take these simple steps and your tree will be kept happy and healthy through the whole festive period.
LET YOUR TREE ACCLIMATISE
Give it a good watering outside, then leave it in a shed or garage for a few days if you can. It will help the tree build up to the warmth of the house. Give it a bit of a shake to get rid of loose needles and bring inside. Ideally the tree only wants to be inside for no more than 14-16 days so please bear that in mind.
FIND THE PERFECT SPOT
Choosing the right place for your tree is important. Ideally, cool, light and away from radiators and open fires – this causes excess moisture loss and needle drop and reduces its chance of seeing another year.
KEEP IT WATERED
Like all houseplants, it’s all about the right amount of water. Too much and you will get root rot, too little and the needles will turn brown and drop off. We recommend a good watering every day.
Our fabric pots are not suitable for indoor use alone so it will need something extra with good drainage and to catch any excess water.
CHECK THE SOIL EVERY DAY
Even a little tree will have a lot of roots so it is important to check the soil to make sure it is not drying out.
If you do have a garage or shed, the trees would also appreciate a few days back in here before we collect to help them reacclimatise to the cold again.