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Mini Christmas Tree

I have no idea about gardening and this might be a really stupid request but I was bought this "mini Christmas tree" (it didn't say which type) on a bad day over the festive period and it really cheered me up. I don't think it was particularly designed to live very long but I'd like to try and keep it alive and grow it if I can. The white bits on it are the remnants of the fake snow ????????. The label for it said don't over water just keep damp, but it's starting to go brown now as you can see so I've soaked it by filling the plant pot. I might be on a totally wild goose chase but any help or advice anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated! Is it a lost cause?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,827

    I think that this little tree would be happier in the ground outside or a bigger pot outside. Houses are too warm. These little trees are grown to be thrown out after Christmas. When you say you soaked it by 'filling the pot' it may be that you have been too generous with the water and drowned it. Has the pot got good drainage? I would get it replanted and put outside to see if it will recover.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Thanks for this Ladybird! Yes, it was the type of thing that wasn't designed to last very long but I'm just being sentimental and hoping for a little miracle ?. I read somewhere that browning conifers (not sure it's even a conifer) can sometimes benefit from being put in a bucket of water so I filled up its plant pot overnight but I've drained it now. Hope it didn't drown. I will try replanting it in my garden and see what happens. Thanks again ?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,827

    Fingers crossed here image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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