Monday, October 28, 2013

Plant of the Week

The Miniature Fiddle Leaf Fig

This trending plant GROWS popularity everyday. However, it seems buying a full size fiddle leaf can take your wallet to the cleaners! People want the look without breaking the bank. At the same time, you want a quality plant, one who has been cared for from seed to door. Unfortunately, most superstores that sell plants die months or even weeks after purchasing. Yikes!

For a limited time, purchase a miniature fiddle leaf from us at Exotic Plants. These plants wont stay miniature forever, as long as you provide the right love and care. Or, if you prefer them small, there are things you can do for that too.

Buying a plant from us is the best investment you can make. You're getting a high quality, long lasting plant. And we help you step by step to keep it that way. Better yet, if you need help with any plant, we're here to help.

So, if you're after the look of only a Fiddle Leaf Fig can provide and want the most bang for your buck, contact us! 916.922.4769

We would love to bring the joy of Green to your home!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Plant of the Week

With over 113 species, the cattleya is sure to please any decor look. Moreover, the one listed is of the rarest variety making this a hot item in our shop. The color is sweat pea with blasts of fuchsia. A big favorite of our staff. To find out more about this amazing flower, call us at 916.922.4769

Monday, October 14, 2013

Plant of the Week

The "Barefoot Mailman" Cattleya Orchid

Monday, October 7, 2013

Plant of the week

The Dendrobium is a close second to America's favorite orchid, namely the Phalaenopsis being no. 1. This lovely orchid comes in a large variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Making it not only a fave, but incredibly versatile too! As one can see, this is an orchid to love! And with much love comes great responsibility.
Which is why we took the liberty to give you step by step care basics to help your orchid grow!

Light: This orchid is much more tolerant with light than the others.  It can withstand direct morning sun followed by an afternoon of dim. Best to keep it in a lit room though.

Water: Water about once a week: It's best to allow medium to almost dry between watering. Check the soil with your finger, don't fear getting dirty! It's very important to check for moisture. If there is, don't water!
And rule of thumb - DO NOT LET IT STAND IN WATER. If your orchid has a saucer, check it regularly. If there is any water in it at all, dump it immediately. Having an orchid stand in water will cause root rot and the whole plant will eventually die due to drowning.

Life Cycle: The blooms last about 6 weeks at a time.

What to do when blooms die? When the blooms are done, cut the sprays* just where they meet the canes*.  Canes produce several sprays from the upper leaf axils* each year. Fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizer to support this rapid plant growth. Water weekly and use a balanced fertilizer (12-12-12) twice each month. For more orchid care tips, visit us at or join us for the 1st Saturday of every month at our FREE orchid workshop!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Autumn Orchids!

We love autumn. With beautiful colors of oranges, yellows and reds... this is the time of year we look forward to the most! Which is why we are so excited to show off our new shipment of Autumn inspired orchids. Brilliant shades of autumns most notorious colors, these are a must have for any decor! So go ahead, enjoy some of nature's finest!