All plants need some light in order to thrive, although some such as snake plants can cope better with light shade (and can even survive with no natural light). In general most plants prefer bright indirect light, for example the middle part of a south facing room. A few plants, typically succulents prefer direct sunshine, and others such as peace lilies prefer light shade. We have specific instructions for each plant on its product page.
If plants are getting too much light they may get burnt, typical signs are very dry soil, brown and crispy leaves and brown patches. Most plants can not cope with direct afternoon sunshine particularly in the hotter summer months.
If your plant has limp leaves and stems, and for variegated plants if the variegation is missing on new leaves, this can be a sign that your plant is not getting enough light.
You should also wipe down leaves every few weeks to remove dust and help light absorption.
The tell-tale signs that your plant has grown as much as it can in it's current pot and needs to be rehoused are the following:
Follow-our step-by-step guide to repot your plant.
Water the plant a few days before you are repotting as it will be easier to work with moist soil. Then tease out your plant from its old plastic nursery pot, gently untangle the roots, move into its new container, add potting mix and carefully remove any air pockets. Then give your plant a thorough watering.
We recommend repotting your plant in Spring at the beginning of the growing season. This will help to make sure that you don't shock your plant and the roots will be able to readjust into their new home as quickly as possible.
**We currently only deliver within Greater London,
Free shipping on orders over £50.
Check if your postcode is within our catchment area.
Sorry, we don’t deliver to this area yet
Your request has been submitted. We will do our best to get back to you within 2 working days. Thank you for your patience.