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Plant Care Instructions

Begonias
Plant should be placed in area with full sun to partial shade.

Water regularly as to keep soil most, but do not over water. Do not pour water onto foliage.

Once active growth is present apply a high nitrogen fertilizer every two weeks. After flower buds are set, switch to 0-10-10 fertilizer every two weeks.

Cut off blooms once they have died.

 

 

Norfolk Island Pine
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 12:38

Light

bright location preferred

Temperature
Never below 45°F

Water
Generously in spring through fall, less in winter

Fertilizer
Every 2-4 months

Pruning
Not advisable, only remove lower brown branches
 

 
Amaryllis
Thursday, 03 December 2009 13:53

CARE:

Keep soil moist and fertilize regularly.
Remove faded flowers for best display.

 
Bromeliads
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:56
  • LIGHT: Bright light, away from direct sun, but can be maintained in low light.
  • TEMPERATURE: moderate/warm-prefers 65-75°F days and 60-70°F nights.
  • TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Overpotting and overwatering can be fatal. keep planting medium fairly dry to avoid crown rot.  Plant prefers to be watered in the couplets next to the stem where you should see standing water.  Do not water the soil directly unless crumbly dry.  Misting during winter months will help with wilting leaves.  If uncertain please call the store for more details.
  • REFLOWERING: Once the flower head fades, the rosette of leaves starts to die and is replaced by the offstes at the base. When the offstes is several months old, remove it with some roots attached and plant shallowly in light planting medium. Keep warm until established. Encourage flowering in a mature plant by placing it in a plastic bag with a ripening apple. The fruit gives off ethylene gas, which stimulates blossoming.
 
Ponytail Palm
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:54
  • Low and high light
  • never below 40°
  • keep soil moist, but do not let the soil stand in water or let the soil dry out.
  • fertilize every two months.
  • low light dining and living areas are the perfect place.

 

European Garden

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:48
  • Plants in this garden may be in individual pots so water with extra care. Keep soil moist; water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch.
  • Prefers bright diffused sunlight.
  • Place in a moderate temperature location.
  • Set garden on a saucer dish to protect furniture from water.

 

Dish Garden
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:45
  • Keep soil moist: water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, do not allow plants to stand in water.
  • Prefers bright diffused sunlight.
  • Place in a warm location.
  • Set a planter on a saucer dish to protect furniture from water.
 
Spathiphyllum/ Peace Lily
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:41
  • Keep soil very moist; water thoroughly and frequently, draining excess water. Soil should not dry out.
  • Prefers low light location, do not expose to direct sun.
  • Place in a warm location, avoiding excessively hot and cold areas.
  • Set plant on a saucer or dish to protect furniture from water.
 
Green Plant
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:23
  • Keep soil moist; water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, draining excess water.
  • Prefers bright diffused sunlight, do not expose to direct sunlight.
  • Place in warm location, avoiding excessive hot or cold areas.
  • Set Plant on a saucer or dish to protect furniture from water.
 
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:12

PLANTS WITH FLOWERS IN BUD STAGES PREFER BRIGHT LIGHT near a sunny window. Plants with open flowers do well in a wide range of light conditions.

MODERATELY MOIST SOIL IS PREFERRED. Water thoroughly after soil surface feels dry to the touch.

MODERATE TEMPERATURES ARE IDEAL: 60-70°F daytimes. Avoid excessively hot or cold environments.

KEY TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Placement of plant in a cool environment at night (60-50°F) will help to extend the flowering period.

 

Gloxinia
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:07

MODERATELY BRIGHT LIGHT (diffused sunlight) is preferred, near a sunny window but not exposed to direct sunlight.

MODERATELY MOIST SOIL IS PREFERRED. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Drain excess water in saucer near bottom of the pot to prevent root rot and to protect furniture.

WARM TEMPERATURES ARE IDEAL: 70-72°F daytimes and 65-70°F nights. CAUTION: do not expose gloxinias to temperatures below 50°F.

FERTILIZE PERIODICALLY: follow manufacturers directions carefully.

KEY TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Bright light will allow small buds to develop and open, replacing older flowers. Inadequate light may cause light-colored and small newly opened flowers.

 
African Violet
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:00

MODERATELY BRIGHT LIGHT (diffused sunlight) is preferred, near a sunny window but not exposed to direct sunlight.

MODERATELY MOIST SOIL IS PREFERRED. Water thoroughly when soil surface feels dry to the touch. Good drainage is important. Cold water on foilage can cause spotting. Drain excess water in saucer at base of pot to prevent root rot and to protect furniture.

WARM TEMPERATURES ARE IDEAL: 70-72°F daytimes and 65-70°F nights. Avoid excessively hot or cold temperatures.

FERTILIZE PERIODICALLY with African Violet plant food, following manufacturer's directions.

KEY TIPS FOR SUCCESS: provide good light to stimulate growth and flowering. (Lack of flowering is normally caused by low light.)

 
Kalanchoe
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 13:55

A BRIGHT LOCATION is preferred (near a sunny window), but a wide range of light levels will be tolerated.

MAINTAIN SOIL ON THE DRY SIDE. Water thoroughly after soil surface has become dry to the touch. Drain excess water in a saucer at base of pot to prevent root rot and to protect furniture.

MODERATE TEMPERATURES ARE IDEAL: 65-70°F daytimes and 60-65°F nights. Avoid excessively hot or cold areas.

FERTILIZE PERIODICALLY, starting two to three weeks after purchase. Follow manufacturer's instructions carefully.

KEY TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Bright light will help to sustain flower colors. Pale-colored flowers indicate inadequate light.

 
Bulb Plant
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 11:51

Bulb plants will flower normally under a wide range of light conditions.

MODERATELY MOIST SOIL IS PREFERRED. Allow soil surface to feel dry before watering thoroughly. Drain excess water in saucer at base of pot to prevent root rot and to protect furniture.

COOL TEMPERATURES ARE IDEAL: 60-65°F daytimes. Avoid excessive heat or cold.

TO ENJOY IN YOUR GARDEN IN FUTURE YEARS, place pot in well lighted, cool area (50-55°F) and keep moist after flowering. when stems and leaves are no longer green, cut them off. In mid-spring, plant bulbs outdoors in a sunny area with well drained soil. NOTE: years to re-flower will depend on size of bulbs and local climate conditions.

KEY TIPS FOR SUCCESS: A cool environment at night (50-60°F) will help to extend the flowering period while plant is indoors.




                                                                      Hyacinth
Keep watered well, and allow plenty of drainage. Water in morning or late afternoon, and never let soil stay soggy. Allow enough time for leaves to dry before night to ward off fungus growth.

Cut away the flower stalks after they bloom in the spring and allow the leaves to die off naturally. Remove the dead leaves by carefully cutting, or by pulling and twisting gently at the base of leaf.

Fertilize at least once a year to maintain proper nutrient uptake.

Keep hyacinth plants in a very sunny area with minimal shading.




                                                                                             Tulips
Keep tulips in a cool shady spot out of direct sunlight.

Keep containers adequetly watered, but allow for drainage so plants are not "standing" in water. Place a dish or ceramic under pot to catch drainage water. Water on a regular basis.

Fertilize plant after blooming has begun. After flowering has ended, remove old bulbs and allow for dead leaves to fall off plant.




                                                                                            Daffodils
In a pot, daffodils require full and bright sunlight, with minimul shading.

Moist, well drained soil is preferred. Make sure to allow for drainage to avoid root rot. Provide a drip tray to catch over watering.

As the flowers fade, Bulbs should be removed and discarded. Allow leaves to remain for 6-8 weeks prior. Divide up clumps when flowers become congested, or flowering may become sparse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 11:43

MODERATELY BRIGHT LIGHT is best, but poinsettias will tolerate low light.

MODERATELY MOIST SOIL IS PREFERRED. Water thoroughly when soil surface feels dry to the touch. Drain excess water in saucer at the base of pot to prevent root rot and protect furniture.

MODERATE TEMPERATURES ARE IDEAL: 60-70°F daytimes and 60-65°F nights. Avoid excessively hot or cold areas.

LONG-LASTING POINSETTIAS will benefit from periodic applications of fertilizer, used according to manufacturer's directions.

KEY TIPS FOR SUCCESS: bright light and cool night temperatures will help delay flower bud drop and will maintain brightly colored bracts.

 

flowering plant
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 09:51
  • Keep soil moist: water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, draining excess water.
  • Prefers bright diffused sunlight, do not expose to direct sun.
  • Place in moderate temperature location.
  • Set plant on a saucer or dish to protect furniture from water.
 
Azalea
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 09:46
  • Keep soil moist; water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, draining excess water.
  • Preferres bright diffused sunlight, do not expose to direct sun.
  • Place in a cool location, avoiding excessively hot and cold areas.
  • Set plant on a saucer or dish to protect furniture from water.
 
Hydrangea
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 09:39

HIGH LIGHT locations are preferred by your hydrangea. This means bright light (near a sunny window). To determine this, place your hand 1 foot above the area you've chosen to be it's home-you should get a definite shadow (ideally, 500 to 1000 foot candles).

VERY MOIST soil is best, never allow soil to dry out. Remember, few plants tolerate having their root systems standing continuously in water.

TEMPERATURES found in most homes are acceptable, but COOL locations will greatly improve the lasting quality. Ideally, 60° to 65°F days and 55° to   60°F at night.

FERTILIZER: If plants are kept for extended periods of time, use a house plant fertilizer at the manufacturer's suggested rate and frequency.

Avoid excessively hot or cold locations.

 
Rose Arrangement
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 09:24

 

  • Upon receipt, check water level; add warm water with preservative solution as needed. Keep water level high in vase. Arranging foam should be  kept saturated.
  • Display in a cool location, away from direct sunlight. Avoid excessive hot or cold areas.
  • Add water with floral preservative daily.
 
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 09:18

MEDIUM LIGHT locations are preferred by most ferns. This means light near a sunny window but protected from direct sun. To determine this, place your hand 1 foot above the area you've chosen as their home-you should get a distinct shadow (ideally, 100 to 500 foot candles).

MODERATELY MOIST soil is best; avoid over watering. For pots with drainage, just the surface soil should be dry to the touch before watering again.

TEMPERTURES found in most homes are acceptable, but MODERATE locations are preferred. Ideally, 70°F days and 50° to 55°F at night.

FERTILIZER: If plants are kept for extended periods of time, use a house plant fertilizer at the manufacturers suggested rate and frequency.

Avoid excessively hot or cold locations.

 

Lucky Bamboo
Monday, 23 November 2009 15:56
  • Keep canes submerged in at least 1" of water.
  • Prefers bright diffused sunlight, but will grow in most indoor conditions.
  • Place in a moderate to warm temperature location.
 
Terrarium
Monday, 23 November 2009 15:53
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy. Do not allow plants to stand in water.
  • Prefers bright diffused sunlight.
  • Place in a moderate to warm temperature location.
  • Set terrarium on a saucer dish to protect furniture from water.
  • To maintain, cut plants back (at the main stalk), as they grow out the top of the container.
 
Orchid
Monday, 23 November 2009 15:48
  • Keep soil moist; water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch.
  • Prefers bright location, do not expose to direct sun.
  • Place in a warm location. Higher humidity preferred.
  • refer to specific orchid variety care information for best growing results.
  • Set plant on a saucer or dish to protect furniture from water.
 
Cacti & Succulents
Monday, 23 November 2009 15:37

HIGH LIGHT locations are preferred by your Cacti and Succulents. This means bright light (near a sunny window). To Determine this, place your hand 1 foot above the area you've chosen as their home-you should get a definite shadow (ideally, 500 to 1000 foot candles).

MODERATELY DRY soil is best. Drench soil thoroughly, then allow it to become moderately dry before watering again.

TEMPERATURES found in most homes are acceptable. Ideal temperature will very (depending on the variety), but generally are 65° to 85°F days and 55° to 65°F at night.

FERTILIZER: if plants are kept for extended periods of time, use a house plant fertilizer at the manufacturer's suggested rate and frequency.

Avoid excessively hot or cold locations.