Plant Tips and Tricks

Handy Dandy pH Tester

Indoor plants have their own preferences for acidity and alkalinity of soil. It is measured as the soil's pH value, and ranges from 0-14. A pH7 value is neutral, a higher number than 7 is alkaline, and a lower number than 7 is acidic. You can find out your soil's pH with a pH Soil Tester; easilly purchased at any plant store.

Don't place your Fig trees in a drafty area

Avoid placing fig tree in areas with drafts or temperature fluctuations. Southern or Western exposure to natural light, supplemented with fluorescent or incandescent artificial light in the office is best for this plant.

Change your potting soil annually

Once a year change the soil in all your office plants to renew the nutrients in the soil. If the roots are in a tight tangle, it's a sign that you need to upgrade to a bigger pot.

Keep track of the volume of water that you use

Keeping track of the amount of water you use is helpful to a plant’s survival for a number of reasons. It will indicate the amount of water you need to use, as well as how often the plant needs to be watered. It will also indicate whether or not your plant is being over or under-watered by the dryness or dampness of the soil.

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