Mini Xmas Tree
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
These little fir trees or picea normally grow outside but they will be quite happy indoors over the festive period.
A cool room or a light porch is best, and it will be happiest away from any radiators. If you have a garden or a patio then your fir will appreciate going outside once Christmas is over and it can even be planted out in the garden if desired.
When in a small pot, young trees will need plenty of watering, especially if your room is centrally heated.
Fir trees are reasonably quick growers and if potted every spring or summer they can put on up to a foot of growth a year. As they already have a neat shape they shouldn"t require any pruning but some kind of feed would be a good idea if you are unable to repot them.
Fir trees are very tough trees that require little maintenance.New shoots are a different colour - in the spring and summer your plant should begin to put on new leaves, don"t worry if they are a lighter colour than the existing leaves, they will colour up over a few weeks.These little trees still have strong roots they shouldn"t drop their needles. If you do see any needle drop it is a sign that your plant is either to hot or dry and so do water straight away and move to a cooler spot.After the Christmas Season, you may want to take off the fruit decorations. These are real dried fruits and once the wires and ribbon are carefully removed they can be composted. However if stored carefully in a cool, dry and airtight container they will look great on your tree again next year.