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Mar
29

Three Simple Tips for Growing Succulents Indoors

Succulents are becoming more and more popular, and growing them indoors is a great option if you’re looking to add some greenery to your space. Provided the right conditions, they can survive even our coldest prairie winters! Although succulents are known for being relatively low maintenance, we do have a few tips to set you up for success and keep your new house guests happy for many seasons to come.

 

Tips for Caring for Succulents

 

Well Lit

 

Succulents naturally grow well with plenty of sunlight. They thrive in warm, dry environments and will benefit from at least six hours of sunlight per day. Keep them away from the harsh midday sun if possible, and far from any chilly drafts during the cooler months. Bonus tip – If you start to see them growing towards the sunlight, you might need to find them a brighter spot.

 

Well Drained

 

You might think that with all the sun, and our dry climate, that your succulents need lots of water. Not so! The biggest problem we see with these little guys is overwatering. Be sure to water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. You will also want to make sure you’ve provided a way for the water to drain through the container or soil you choose, avoiding any moisture getting trapped around the roots.

 

Well Suited

 

If you are just getting started caring for succulents, set yourself up for success by choosing an easy-going variety. As a general rule, thevarieties with green coloured leaves tend to be easier to tend to with some of the more exotic colours requiring a more attentive eye.

 

Any other questions? Feel free to give us a call or send us a message on Instagram, and we would be happy to help!

AUTHOR: Fleurish     CATEGORIES: Floral Care, seasonal flowers
Nov
10
Tips for Orchid Care

Orchid Care

We love orchids as a hostess or holiday gift. These stunning plants can bloom for months at a time, and they will often re-bloom with proper care. Here are our top three tips on caring for your orchid.

 

Tips for Orchid Care

Watering

Orchids do not need a ton of water. They have a delicate root system that can easily succumb to rot, so it’s best to water them a little less than you might think. Depending on where you’ve got it sitting, watering lightly every week or two is the perfect amount. The best way to do this is by placing 2-3 ice cubes on top of the moss to allow for a gentle drip of water over the course of a few hours.

 

Sunlight

Orchids need bright, indirect light to thrive. A spot near a south-facing window is ideal, away from any air vents or drafts. The easiest way to tell if your plant is happy is to look at the colour of the leaves. Bright green means you’ve found a great location. Dark green leaves could indicate that you need to find a little more sun, and reddish-green means the light is too bright.

 

Long-term Health

Once your orchid has finished blooming, it’s time to give it a trim. Use nice clean clippers and cut the stem back to a spot just above the second node up from the plant’s base. Continue to water as you have been, keeping an eye on the colour of the leaves, and watch for new growth over the next few months.

 

We are here to help, so get in touch if you have any questions about caring for any of your indoor plants or fresh cut flowers!

AUTHOR: Fleurish     CATEGORIES: Floral Care, seasonal flowers
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