Friday, March 26, 2010

The California State Flower & Garden Show

Exotic Plants will be at The California State Flower & Garden Show. Please join us for a fun and informative weekend at Cal Expo, April 8th,9th, 10th & 11th!

Tropical Color

It's Spring Time! And you're probably wishing you were on vacation, enjoying the beautiful weather of some place tropical. If you can't get there this spring, we can always bring a little of the tropics to you. Brightly colored tropical Bromeliad plants bring Spring to you at Exotic Plants. These long lasting plants with vibrant blooms are grown in many colors and are easy to care for.

They need bright light and warm indoor temperatures. Add water to the cups of the leaves once a week, and just a touch to the soil, not too much or it will cause the roots to rot. In one week, most of the water should be absorbed by the plant. If not, wait a week before watering again.

In a few months the colorful bloom will begin to die. When you're unhappy with its look, simply remove at the base of the stem with clean scissors. By this time you may already have a "pup" or new shoot growing from the mother plant. The secret to getting a new flower with color is Methane gas. In the wild, animals and insects live in the bromeliad cups, and their dead remains, along with decaying leaf matter, create Methane gas. In the home, we can provide this by cutting up an apple and putting a couple of pieces into the cups. Then placing a clear plastic bag over the plant to intensify the effect ... encouraging a colorful bloom. Hope that provides some insight into Bromeliads, be sure to visit Exotic Plants to see our large selection of these tropical beauties.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Living Art of Bonsai

Exotic Plants of Sacramento is celebrating the living art of local Bonsai Master, Timm Johnson this week. Enjoy 20% Off All Bonsai this week as we encourage you to explore the beauty of bonsai. Timm will host our Free Bonsai Workshop this Saturday, March 13th at 11 am. If you'd like join us to learn more about bonsai care, selection, repotting, and trimming; please RSVP by calling us at 916-922-4769.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring Has Sprung !!!

Exotic Plants of Sacramento is offering $20 Off Your Purchase Of $75 Or More through the month of March! We have a huge shipment of new tropical plants, orchids and succulents to choose from. Come in and enjoy this wide variety of interior plants that can add life and oxygen to your home or office space. Remember ... you haven't "Gone Green" until the plants arrive.

Our friendly staff can help you select a new plant for spring and help you with the size and lightly requirements of your space. And all of our plants come with a specialty care sheet to help you with water and care requirements once they're in your home or office. Hope to see you soon!