The Q&A Archives: Indoor Topiary Care

Question: I have a potted topiary plant since October and it was doing great until about 2 months ago and I'm doing everything the same.

How do I care for this plant/topiary???

Answer: Without knowing which plant you are growing in topiary form it is a bit difficult to be specific, so here are some general pointers. During the winter, most plants used as topiary will appreciate a cool, bright location with ample humidity. The soil should be kept moist but not sopping wet, and fertilizing should be reduced or stopped during the winter months. The plant will naturally slow its growth for the winter and pick up again in the spring. When this happens, fertilize more often according to the label instructions and increase the watering proportionately. When the plant is in active growth you will need to trim it back lightly but frequently to maintain the topiary shape.

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