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CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANTS

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Air Plants:
WATER: 
Mist plants with water once a week. Plants do not like to sit in a wet base, and are sensitive to sitting moisture. Plants will begin to dull in color if they become overly dry.

LIGHT: Display in medium to bright, indirect sunlight, or in a place they will receive at least 8 hours of medium to bright artificial light.

TEMPERATURE: 60-80F. Do not expose to extreme temperatures. Keep away from air conditioning or heating vents.

FERTILIZER: Plants will survive without any fertilizing; however, you can mist or soak with a solution of balanced houseplant food at a ¼ recommended strength once a month during the growing season.

 

Cactus:

WATER: Allow soil to dry between watering. Do not allow standing water in pot or tray.

LIGHT: Display in sunny areas near a window, or in a place it will receive 8 hours of bright artificial light.

TEMPERATURE: These plants tolerate a wide range of temperatures from 60-90F. Keep away from air conditioning or heating vents.

FERTILIZER: Apply a balanced houseplant food once every other month at ½ strength during warm seasons.

 

Succulent:

WATER: Allow soil to dry between watering. Succulents can tolerate very dry conditions. Do not allow standing water in the pot or tray.

LIGHT: Display in bright artificial light or near a window in indirect sunlight. In mild climates, succulents can grow on an outside porch without direct sunlight.

TEMPERATURE: These plants tolerate a wide range of temperatures from 40-90F. Do not allow to freeze and keep away from air conditioning and heating vents.

FERTILIZER: Apply balanced houseplant food once every other month at ½ strength during warm growing seasons.

 

Gardenia:

Temperature

Ideally likes 60-80 degrees. Tolerates 33 - 95 degree F.

Light

Bright light, but not full sun. Light shade. Indoors high light is important for flower development.

Water

Only when the top of the soil feels dry. Add water until it runs through the pot and then drain well. Overly wet or overly dry may cause bud-drop.

Replanting Gardenia:

Gardenias can be repotted into larger containers or planted in the ground in the spring or fall time. If planted outside, dig a hole only as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide. Carefully remove the plant from the container and set it in the hole. Fill the hole half full with soil, then water it well to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets. Let the water drain, then fill the remainder of hole with soil and water thoroughly.

 

Lavender Plants:
WATER: 
Only water when the soil is dry and allow it to dry out between waterings as the roots cannot sit in soggy conditions. However, if the leaves are limp it means you need to water it more. 

LIGHT: Lavender plants want to sunbathe and get hot and dry. Display them in a place they will receive at least 8 hours of direct sunlight light.

TEMPERATURE: Keep out of cold temperatures and make sure it gets plenty of sun. 

FERTILIZER: Fertilizer will be needed with lavender grown in containers. A handful of compost will work every 6 months or so. 

 

Oregano:

Temperature

Ideal 50-75° F. Tolerates -20° to 80°F.

Light

High light indoors. Full sun outdoors.

Water

Moderate

After care:

Ok to cut back to keep plant tidy and to induce growth of new leaves.

 

Sansieveria(Snake Plant)

Light: Snake plants are very hardy options that are easy to care for. While they can withstand full sun and handle low light, indirect sunlight is ideal for a snake plant.

 

Water: Snake plant can easily rot so make sure the soil is well-drained and don’t water it too much (especially in winter). Allow the soil to dry in between waterings. As they originate from arid deserts, these plants do well in sandier soils.

 

Temperatures: Conditions ranging from 55 – 85℉ are fine for sansevieria, however, they prefer warmer temperatures. Temperatures below 50℉ can cause them harm.

 

Toxicity: While the toxicity levels are low, it’s safest to keep pets away from your plant. It can cause excessive salivation, pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

 

Pests and Problems: Although it is easy to grow, there are still a few problems you may come across. Overwatering and exposure to cold are the key culprits. These hardy plants have few insect problems, however, it can become infested with mealybugs and spider mites. As these pests suck sap from the leaves, they cause small wounds and leaf shedding. You can dab mealybugs with alcohol as a control method. Spider mites can be eliminated by washing the leaves and increasing humidity around the plant.

 

Jasmine: 

Light: Jasmine plants like bright sunlight, so if the plant is indoors, make sure that it is getting sunlight for up to four hours a day.

Water: Jasmine plants need a lot of water, especially when they are in bloom. It is best to always keep the soil slightly moist. The plants should be watered on a weekly basis, but if the soil becomes dry before that, water the plant early.

Temperature: Jasmine plants are able to handle hot and humid temperatures, but they will not survive cold, winter temperatures. Try to keep the temperature between 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fertilizer: Jasmine plants should be fertilized at least twice a year, but during the growing season of spring and summer, liquid fertilizer can be fed to the plant every few weeks.

 

Ivy:

Light: Ivy plants like bright indirect light; direct sun burns their leaves.

Water: Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering. Ivy plants die because they are over-watered. Crispy leaves indicate over-watering not under-watering.

Temperature: Ivy plants can grow in temperatures between 45°-80° but they do prefer a consistent temperature.

Fertilizer: Feed every two weeks in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Fertilize monthly in the fall and winter. 

 

Zebrina Plant:

Light:  Medium light is sufficient to keep this plant alive and growing. Make sure not to deprive it too much or it might lose the leaf coloration. A location that gets at least some direct sunlight is great, though it’s best to prevent full afternoon sun.

Water: Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings, then water deeply. Do not water directly into the crown of the plant.  Doing so may encourage rotting of the steams and roots. 

Temperature: Does well in room temperatures ranging from 55° degrees to 75° degrees.Fahrenheit.

NOTE: Zebrinas will achieve the most vibrant, bright colors in high, bright indirect light and at consistently warmer temperatures.

Fertilizer: If desired, use a general liquid houseplant fertilizer two times monthly.

 

 

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