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Posted by Russ Griffin on April 7, 2017 | Last Updated: April 10, 2017 Plants

Care for Indoor Green & Flowering Plants

flowering plantsNot all green and flowering plants need the same level of care, and so it is not helpful to give one set of instructions as to how to care for plants in general. However, you can trust the experts at Griffin’s Floral Design to help you with any professional advice you may require. In the meantime, we have compiled a short guide referencing three of our most popular indoor plants, in order to assist you in keeping them healthy and beautiful. After all, plants work hard to cleanse the air around us, and to provide a beautiful aesthetic and ambiance only they can – we should return the favor!

Don’t Forget: There are a lot of special occasions coming up! Easter and Administrative Professionals Week are next – have you ordered your flowers yet? 

flowering plantsThe Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum, pictured above)
Level of Care: Low to moderate maintenance
Watering: Soil should remain slightly moist, but never soaked.
Feeding: Fertilize throughout the winter months, approximately every 6 weeks. Re-pot in the spring.
Light Exposure: Moderate, indirect light
Miscellaneous: If the plant is not flowering, it is likely getting too much light, not too little.

Bromeliads (shown below)
Level of Care: Low maintenance
Watering: Fill the cup at the base of the leaves with water as needed. Remove stagnant water once a week.
Feeding: Fertilize with a half-strength product during the growing season
Light Exposure: Can tolerate bright light
Miscellaneous: Bromeliads are tropical and require humidity for best results. If your environment is too dry, place the pot on a tray of gravel and water. Make sure the roots are not touching the water to prevent “drowning” them. 
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Kalanchoe (picture below) 
Level of Care: Very low maintenance
Watering: As a succulent, this plant only requires water every 7-10 days.
Light Exposure: Bright light, direct sunlight can be tolerated for several hours per day
Temperature: Room temperature. If you keep your home cool, allow the plant to “sunbathe” periodically.
Miscellaneous: Sunlight is welcome, but do not allow kalanchoe leaves to touch a hot window – they will scorch.

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Whatever your favorite varieties of indoor green or flowering plants, we have an option just right for any occasion. Trust the experts at Griffin’s Floral Design – look through the site, and then feel free to ask us any questions. We are dedicated to making sure that your Columbus home and office is beautiful!