Indoor flowering plants have the ability to complete transform the ambiance of a home or office. Because these beautiful plants are often given as gifts for Administrative Professionals Week, Teachers Day and Nurses Day – all upcoming on the calendar – we thought we would take this opportunity to give you a few tips on how to keep your flowering plants healthy for as long as possible. Remember, the experts at Mission Viejo Florist are always here to help you to select the very best gifts – what will you choose?
Potted flowering plants can be kept indoors, or used to spruce up a front porch, patio, or deck. One of the more popular blooming plants is kalanchoe, which is actually a member of the succulent family which exhibits red, yellow, orange or pink flowers. Kalanchoe does best in warm temperatures (between 60 and 85 degrees) is will thrive in sandy soil and with plenty of light. As with many succulents, too much water will cause root rot, so only water when the soil is dry, usually every 7 to 10 days. (Read more about Kalanchoe plants from Mission Viejo Florist)
A phalaenopsis orchid is a gorgeous houseplant that is at once exotic, yet easy to care for. To maintain your orchid in exquisite condition, simply place it in a moderately bright location, such as a windowsill. Water the flower only when it when it begins to get dry, generally once a week or so. Fertilize your orchids with a product made specifically for them for the best results. For all its rare beauty, the phalaenopsis orchid is rather lenient as far as required maintenance and will let you know in no uncertain terms if it is sick. If you identify dark brown to black spotting on its leaves or flowers, it most likely has some form of illness. The very first thing you should check is if roots are oversaturated with water.
There are hundreds of thousands of species of plants, and it would be impossible to outline their individual care. However, for those flowering plants and green plants which we provide, the experts at Mission Viejo Florist are happy to educate you as to the best practices to ensure that your flowers, plants, orchids, or succulents are beautifully healthy as long as possible.