Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:41
My Christmas tree is in a pot, bought it as a coffee table tree 3 to 4 yrs ago for a couple of £'s and it's now about 4ft high. I've only potted it up twice. It's still looking good though and seems to thrive off neglect, I haven't watered mine since about September but we have had rain every day for over 4wks now and the back garden is looking like it may float away .
It will be repotted next yr too, about March time and get fresh compost.
They grow about a ft each yr in pots. I found a plastic pot better, it's lighter to lift when bringing your tree indoors and I bring it in a couple of days before Christmas eve, then stand it by the back door to climatize. It then goes in the lounge by the window, away from the central heating on a plastic tray. Once indoors it drinks alot of water, so the plastic tray, the pot stands on, needs checking each day, don't let the pot dry out. It's easier to water from the bottom and into the tray, if that makes sense.
In the New Year it goes back in the dining room for a couple of days before going out in the garden again. If we get snow it still goes out but is put in a sheltered spot.
Bought another coffee table tree this yr for £2.99 to replace the taller one when it dies, I'm given to understand they do not last many yrs in pots but I'm hoping my tree will be good for a couple more years to let it's replacement grow on.