Keeping Your Indoor Plants Happy

By Kerry Durban on April 5, 2017 in Plant Care, Plants. 0 Comments

indoor plantsLet’s face it, not everyone has a green thumb. Some of us are better than others at keeping plants looking fresh and beautiful. But at Adrian Durban Florist, we are committed to providing you with not only the highest quality indoor plants but to helping you to properly care for them as well. We love the way that green and flowering indoor plants can change your whole environment – why not add a couple new plants to your home or office? We’ll guide you in cultivating your green thumb, along with a few of our favorite selections.

Coming Soon! Administrative Professionals Week is nearly upon us! Green and flowering indoor plants make a perfect gift for the occasion, as do flowers and gourmet treats. 

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Although not a common household name, you would probably recognize the lush greenery of the Schefflera plant, which is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for option. The Schefflera is related to other indoor favorites such as the arbicola and the umbrella plant. All three require little maintenance but do have some sensitivities to consider. You’ll want to pay specific attention to the plant’s sunlight and water preferences. If a Schefflera plant is placed in direct sunlight, its leaves will get scorched. Therefore, it is best to position the plant in medium, filtered light (such as a windowsill with a sheer curtain.) To help the plant succeed, withhold water until the soil in the pot is dry, and then soak the soil thoroughly. You should be aware that overwatering a Schefflera plant is the most common way to kill the plant.

Hint: If your plant begins to droop, it requires more light. If leaves turn yellow, the plant is getting too much water.
indoor plantsOne of the ways to give yourself more of a chance at keeping a beautiful plant alive is to choose the kalanchoe. This hardy plant is actually a member of the succulent family and is quite resilient. Vivid flowers in varying shades of red, pink or yellow love abundant sunlight, but should only be in direct sunlight a few hours per day. They only require a thorough watering once a week, but make sure the water can drain so that the roots will not “drown”. Hint: The kalanchoe will feel right at home at room temperature  – but do take it outside to bask in the sun for a few hours a day in the warmer months.

No matter what your choice, you can trust the experts at Adrian Durban Florist to provide the highest quality plants and the best advice on how to keep them that way. After all, our family has been making Cincinnati homes more beautiful since 1899 – and were named Cincinnati’s best florist in 2017!

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