How to take the best care
of your Plants
Place near sunny area,
avoiding direct sunlight in summer.
Only water when the soil
is dry to the touch. Avoid over watering for this will cause root rot.
following grower's directions.
Avoid excessive heat or
With flowering plants,
remove dead flowers as soon as possible
Flowering plants need good
light, moderate temperatures, reasonable humidity, uniform moisture in the
soil, and a
little fertilizer occasionally.
Light: Flowering plants
need all the sunshine that can be provided in your home, particularly in
them near an east or south window.
flowering plants grow best at night temperatures of 50 - 60 degs. F, and day temperatures
of 65 - 70- degs. F. DO NOT place them over radiators. Keep them out of
drafts. Keep room
humidity as high as possible. Increase humidity around the plant by placing it in a plant
box or jardiniere filled with moist peat moss.
Watering: Inspect soil
daily and add water when the soil feels dry to the touch. When
watering, wet the soil all
the way down.
Fertilizing: If you keep
flowering plants longer than six to eight weeks, some plant food should be
directions on the fertilizer package.
Foliage plants grow better
if you give them proper light, suitable temperatures, adequate moisture and a little plant
Light: Place foliage
plants in or near a window where they receive good light during part of the
plants do not like the intensely bright sunshine of midsummer. They thrive near a south or
east window during the fall, winter and spring months. If you cannot place them near a
window, use artificial lights over them.
Watering: Keep the soil moist. Examine it once a
week. When the soil feels dry to the touch, add enough water to
wet the soil all the way to the bottom of the pot. Be sure that any excess water is
Temperature: Most foliage
plants thrive best at night temperatures of 60 - 65 degs. F and day temperatures of 70 -
80 degs. F.
Fertilizing: Since the
amount of soil and nutrients available in a small pot is limited, small quantities of
plant food are desirable at three- to four-week intervals, used according to the
directions on the package.