QUESTION: How often do you water a live Christmas tree? Should I mist my Christmas tree? — Angela R
ANSWER: Your tree needs water in the receptacle for it to drink at all times, and large trees can drink quite a bit of water. The stand for your tree should hold a quart of water for each inch of the tree trunk’s diameter. You should water your tree daily, so it’s best to check the stand first thing each morning and top it off with fresh water. This is especially important within the first seven to 10 days after the tree is cut, which is the time when the tree will be absorbing the most water.
As far as misting goes, lightly misting your Christmas tree can be a good idea to help the wood and foliage of your live Christmas tree to stay moist. However, keep a light touch and avoid making the tree completely wet, as too much mist can drip down to damage hardwood floors and decorations or presents that are underneath the tree.
John Mchugh says
I have just bought a rooted Christmas tree for my front garden. About 4 ft tall x 5ft broad at the base. Do I pot it with soil or compost and will it need feeding ?