A natural green thumb is helpful when filling your home or office with beautiful indoor plants, but in many cases, it is not necessary. By choosing low-maintenance and easy care selections, flowering and green plant care can be easily learned. Campbell’s Flowers has been helping Pueblo residents to beautify their environment for 120 years – and we are happy to educate you as to the basics of some of our favorite plants.
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The Arboricola plant is also known as the umbrella plant, a reference to the lovely arching leafy branches, This plant will last for years if you follow a few simple instructions:
* Place in medium filtered light – bright, direct light will burn its leaves.
* If your plant starts to appear droopy and “leggy”, it needs additional light.
* Refrain from watering until the soil in the pot is dry, and then soak the soil thoroughly.
* Watch for yellow leaves – they will signal that your plant is getting too much water.
The Dieffenbachia is a popular house plant with large, showy leaves and a professional countenance. Green plants are known to work hard to keep our air clean and toxin free; here are some tips to return the favor and keep your dieffenbachia happy and healthy:
* Use well-draining soil and water lightly. The soil should always be moist, but never soggy.
* Check the soil an inch down – it should be dry before you water your dieffenbachia plant.
* A bright yet filtered light situation is generally best for this particular plant – think of placing it in front of a sheer window curtain. If the light is too bright or shines directly on the plant is can burn or scorch.
* Rotate the dieffenbachia houseplant occasionally to allow for adequate light on all sides of the plant.
* Fertilize twice a month to encourage growth and a healthy plant. The cyclamen is a delightful flowering plant which will deliver beauty for a long time. The pink blossoms appear as birds in flight over lush greens. To make sure your cyclamen thrives, you’ll want to follow these instructions:
* Cyclamen sold as houseplants are tropical and cannot tolerate temperatures below 40 F. H
* Make sure the plant has sufficient drainage with a potting medium that holds water well.
* Water your cyclamen plant when the soil is dry to the touch.
* If the leaves and flowers start to droop, you are waiting too long to water.
* Water the plant from below the leaves – water on the stems and leaves can cause rotting.
* Soak the soil thoroughly and let any excess water drain away.
* Fertilize once every one to two months with water-soluble fertilizer mixed at half strength.
For the best local indoor plants in Pueblo, you need only look to Campbell’s Flowers. We currently maintain over 50,000 square feet of on-site heated greenhouse growing space, with which we annually produce over 500,000 plants including seasonal blooming plants, foliage plants, bedding plants, perennials and woody ornamentals.Call us today for gorgeous plants and expert advice!