Monday, January 19, 2015
Are your indoor plants doing as well as you'd like? The reason could be listed below. According to our plant experts, there are 3 mistakes that will result in your plant doing poorly or even dying.
1) Too much water.
The temptation may be strong but don't give in! Overwatering is the most common cause of indoor plants dying.
Most plants prefer their soil to dry out to a depth of 2 inches between waterings. Of course, this is general and some plants need more or less water. If in doubt, ask a sales person where you purchased the plant.
2) Not enough light.
Make sure the plant is getting enough light. Plants that are blooming or have colored foliage generally need more light.
3) Too big a container.
Indoor plants actually like to be somewhat cramped in their pots. When it's too big, there's so much soil that it holds the water like a sponge and the plant rots. This is different from plants growing in the ground outside where the water can evaporate or seep into the surrounding area. If you do need to re-pot, choose a container that's only one size up from your present container.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Free Orchid Workshop on Saturday, February 7th
Learn all about the fundamentals of orchid care from professional plant care and design specialist, Kifumi Keppler, Owner and Founder of Exotic Plants.
Her extensive background in horticultural care and aesthetic design will leave you with a whole new look at growing orchids and using them to create your ideal interior environment. You'll come away knowing how to keep your orchids alive and thriving for many years to come!
You'll learn the secrets of:
* Basic Care
* And much more
Date: Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
1833 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
RSVP at 916.922.4769
or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org