The potted Christmas tree is a great option for long lasting value. Bring it inside over the festive season and enjoy the benefits for the rest of the year as a potted display. Conifers are a good choice as they are slow growing and will keep their shape in a pot for years. They will tolerate being inside for about 3- 4 weeks over the festive season. Before bringing inside drench the soil thoroughly by dunking in a container of Seasol (30mL per 9 litre of water) for a couple of hours. Let drain and place in a deep saucer. Indoor potted trees will tolerate water in the saucer for up to 6 weeks before any effects of waterlogging will show up. When indoors water regularly with Seasol (30mL per 9 litres of water) every 2 to 4 weeks.
When Christmas is finished and all the decorations are removed, take outside and allow to acclimatise in a shady position. Apply Seasol over the foliage and around the roots at weekly intervals. As the weather cools down the tree can be moved to a sunnier position.