In Florida, we are all about unique and dramatic flora – we love to surround ourselves with the plants and flowers that transform the atmosphere from ordinary to extraordinary. At Port Charlotte Florist, we have orchids, succulents, green and flowering plants – sure to add style and grace to any space. But if you don’t have a green thumb, how will you care for them? No two plants have the exact same standard of care, but our professionals would love to share the basic instructions regarding how to cultivate some of our most popular products.
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Succulents have varying levels of hardiness and resiliency. The optimum environment for these plants is a well-draining medium such as cactus soil, volcanic rock, gravel or sand. As you might expect, succulents are used to arid climates, so hate to have “wet feet” or roots. Therefore, when you are caring for a succulent garden, let the soil dry between waterings. When it comes to exposure, they love sunlight.
Hint: Succulents tend to “hibernate” in cool weather. If your plants appear a bit listless, simply place in sunlight.
Phalaenopsis orchids are elegant, butterfly-shaped flowering plants that are coveted for their exquisite beauty. To keep your orchid thriving, place the pot on a windowsill with medium to bright light, and water it when the soil starts to dry out, generally every 7-10 days. The phalaenopsis orchid is much more resilient than you may think, but if spotting appears on the leaves or flowers, it may be ill. The first problem to check for is wet roots, which can kill the orchid.
The spathiphyllum, more commonly know as the peace lily, is a popular houseplant known for lush green leaves and unique white flowers. The peace lily requires some minimal maintenance and will bloom throughout the year. Keep the soil slightly damp, but take care to not overwater – and keep in moderate, indirect light. If your peace lily plant is not flowering enough, move it to a slightly less bright location until you see the plant begin to bloom more extensively.
With just a small amount of effort and care, your home or office can be a beautiful natural sanctuary. Once you have selected your favorite plants, feel free to ask our experts any questions you may have about green plant care. This spring, make Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port & Englewood even more beautiful, with orchids, succulents, and flowering plants from Port Charlotte Florist.