Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Anthurium

Also called the Flamingo Plant, Anthurium is great for its cut flowers. Remove dead & unsightly foliage as it appears at the base of the plant. Remove any faded or brown flowers. For every leaf that an anthurium plant puts out, there is a flower to follow it!

Light

As a rule, Anthurium will take about as much light as you can provide them with, but not direct sunlight. Lower levels of light will slow down or cease flower production.

Water

Anthurium needs to be watered thoroughly and allowed to dry slightly before being watered again.

Fertilizer

For optimum plant health, fertilize with an all-purpose houseplant food April through October, following label directions. For all other months, fertilize half as often.

Origin

Central and South America

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Adonidia Palm

Adonidia Palm is one of the most attractive indoor plants that can be used in an interiorscape design. Its’ slender grey trunk is topped with bright green foliage throughout the year. This palm is also known as the Christmas Palm because of the red berries it produces during the holiday season.

Light

Prefers full sun but can tolerate semi-shade. Give it a summer vacation outside in the shade to keep it healthy. Bring it back indoors before night temperatures begin falling to about 5-10 degrees Celsius.

Water

Keep soil moderately moist by allowing the top to dry to the touch and then water until water runs out the bottom of the pot. Do not allow plant to sit in water.

Fertilizer

For optimum plant health, fertilize with an all-purpose houseplant food April through October, following label directions. For all other months, fertilize half as often.

Origin

Philippines

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Hibiscus

Hibiscus plants are tropical beauties that will bring an exotic look to your garden. They can grow to be up to 15 feet in height, and the colourful blooms will attract humming birds and butterflies to your garden. With the right care, a hibiscus plant will reward you greatly. They look amazing when they are planted together, but it you have a small gardening space, a hibiscus plant will be the focal point in your garden.

 

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Cataractarum (Cat) Palm

The Cat Palm, also known as the Cascade or Cataract Palm is easy to care for with its arching, airy fronds. Perfect in large containers for softening corners, defining entryways or diving living areas. Indoors the plant grows slowly, eventually reaching a height of 4′-6′ tall. This is a very attractive plant that produces glossy, dark green leaves on thin shoots.

Light

Cataractarum Palms prefer bright, indirect light.

Water

Prefers moist but well-drained soil. Check the soil moisture with your finger. If the top 2″-3″ of soil is dry, or plants are wilted, it is time to water. Apply water at the soil level if possible to avoid wetting the foliage. Water the entire soil area until until water runs out the base of the pot.

Fertilizer

For optimum plant health, fertilize with an all-purpose houseplant food April through October, following label directions. For all other months, fertilize half as often.

Origin

Mexico and Central America

 

 

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