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Expert Plant Care

Expert Care for Orchids

Keep the orchid in a place that receives natural, filtered light throughout the day. Orchids enjoy warmer temperatures and humid environments. Avoid direct sunlight and chilly temperatures. Don’t over or underwater. How you water is as important as how often. How: Use room temperature water. Subtle differences in temperature can be tolerated by healthy plants. Serious harm, not visible at first, can result from using water that is too cold. Thoroughly dampen the roots and let the water completely drain from the pot. Do not let the plant sit in water. When: Water when the plant’s potting medium is almost completely dry, but not quite. Even when the surface of your pot is dry, the root area remains moist. The potting medium should be kept damp, but not soggy—neither should it be allowed to get extremely dry. Based on this, most likely you will water once a week to every other week   At the end of the bloom cycle, bring back the container and purchase a fresh orchid variety of your choice and we will report it for you.


Expert Care for Bromeliads

Keep the Bromeliad in a place that receives bright, filtered light throughout the day. Bromeliads enjoy relatively humid environments. Water the Bromeliad every 2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between watering. Pour just enough water to fill the center well of the leaves. Bromeliads from our shop are in sealed containers, with no draining; please be careful not to overwater.

The brightly colored bloom of the Bromeliad lasts for several months. When it eventually dries out and loses its color, trim it off at the base and enjoy the Bromeliad as a green plant. In time, new offshoots called, “pups” may develop to the side of the original bloom and take about 2-3 years to fully mature into new bloom. If you’d rather not wait for the new bloom, bring back the container and purchase a fresh Bromeliad variety of your choice. We’ll repot it for you!


Expert Care for Succulents

Place the succulent in a place where it will receive bright, filtered light throughout the day. Water every 2 weeks with a spray bottle. Gently lift the succulent to expose the roots and spray 3-5 pumps. Succulents retain water within their leaves, so they do not need a lot of water. It is important to let them dry out between watering to prevent rotting.


Expert Care for Pony Tail Palms

Pony Tail Palms are great long-lived, indoor plants. Their growth is slow and can remain in the same container for several years. Pony Tail Palms can tolerate a wide spectrum of temperature, and enjoy a good balance of bright to filtered light throughout the year. Their hearty trunk acts as a water reservoir, therefore, it does not require much attention or water. Water the Pony Tail Palm once a month. Pour 1-2 ounces of water at the base of the trunk.


Expert Care for Botanical Art

Botanical art arrangements, each uniquely created with succulents, air plants, and dried materials, are designed to last for approximately 6 months with a little care and attention. Place the botanical art in a place that receives bright, filtered light during the day. Water approximately every 2 weeks using a spray bottle. Spray 3-5 pumps to the back root area of a succulent and to the center well of an air plant. When the plants have retired, you may bring it back to purchase fresh plants and we will redesign it for you.


Expert Care for Zanzibar Gems

Zanzibar Gems are hearty, indoor plants that prefer bright, filtered light, but maybe maintained in low-light environments as well. Full, direct sunlight should be avoided as the leaves can burn. Use caution in households with small children or animals because Zanzibar Gems are toxic when ingested. Water the Zanzibar Gem once a month, pour 3-4 ounces of water at the base of the plant. Plants from our shop are in sealed containers, with no draining; please be careful not to overwater.