How do I care for my orchid plant or orchid garden?
Orchids are a beautiful plant that require minimal care to thrive. Most challenges arise when plant lovers offer too much love to their orchid plants.
- Sunlight: Your orchid plant prefers medium sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight. A room with natural light that you can read a book without turning on the lights is perfect for your orchid.
- Water: Water your orchid every 10-14 days. Be sure to drain any excess water out of the decorative container. Orchids should never sit in water. We recommend bringing your orchid to the sink, taking it out of its decorative container and watering thoroughly in the sink. After the water has drained from the growers pot, put your plant back in the decorative container.
*Pro-tip: If you can see condensation in the growers pot, your orchid does not yet need water.
After your orchid has finished blooming, it's time to get ready to re-bloom in about 8 months!
When your orchid has finished blooming it's ok to cut back watering and move to a spot that has less light.
You can prune the flower spike stem back to the base of the plant, or above the segmented node below where the stem has turned brown. New growth will sprout from either of these spots.
After your plant has been dormant (without flowers or buds) for 6 months, start fertilizing with an orchid fertilizer to promote new flower stems.
Once you see new growth it's time to move your orchid back into a medium light area.
How do I care for my poinsettia plant?
Place your poinsettia in a location where it receives at least six hours of indirect sunlight each day.
*pro tip: Don't let the leaves of the plant touch any cold window panes as this can cause them to freeze and fall off.
Poinsettias are sensitive to temperature fluctuations. The perfect range is 65°F-70°F.
Proper temperatures help keep your poinsettias brightly colored.
Cold drafts, forced hot air, heat from appliances and TV’s, open flames are all sources of temperature fluctuations and can harmfully impact your beautiful plant.
Warning - Temperatures below 50°F will cause severe damage, temperatures below 32°F with kill your plant.
Water your poinsettia when the soil is dry to the touch. they prefer moist soil, but not saturated, soggy soil.
Your plant should never sit in water, so after the plant drains make sure to drain the container or foil. If the solid becomes too wet, the roots will starve for air and rot. you also run the risk of promoting disease.
If you haven’t watered in a long time and the leaves droop. Water the plant thoroughly. Wait a few minutes and water again. then follow the draining procedure.