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Position: She likes bright but indirect sunlight & NO DRAFTS! She also likes moist/humid air, so a bathroom is ideal!
Watering: Keep the soil moist, check daily if you must! a plastic pot will help retain moisture.
Temperature: 16-21 degrees Celsius is ideal, she wont tolerate being too cold!
Additional Care: Mist your ferns regularly and feed monthly in spring and summer. These girls like to have moist soil but let the water drain after watering, she doesn't want to be swamped!
Position: This lovely lady prefers bright indirect sunlight. Humid environments are also preferable but this plant can hang outside in the right temperatures.
Watering: Prefers to be a tad dry so water her sparingly and don't let her get boggy!
Temperature: Cool temperatures will cause leaves to darken and will also affect her flowering. Try and keep her in an environment between 21-27 degrees Celsius.
Additional Care: Pet safe and and likes to hang/trail, so be sure to pop this girl on a ledge or in a hanging pot!
Position: These plants are tropical so replicating that environment is key! Keep your Bromeliad in bright but indirect sunlight in a humid environment- bathrooms and warm conservatories are best!
Watering: the trick is to pour water into the centre of the plant- this acts as a vase and regulates the water intake. Make sure she has adequate drainage and moist soil at all times. misting the leaves may also help with humidity levels. If possible, boil and cool water before watering this plant.
Temperature: Bromeliads will flower when kept at around 20 degrees Celsius but cooler temperatures will keep the flowers lasting longer!
Position: She can tolerate bright indirect sunlight and some shade. Avoid darkness and direct light. Warm and humid is best so kitchens and bathrooms are great locations.
Watering: Keep roots moist at all times. These palms will need watered more frequently in the summer but do not like to be waterlogged.
Temperature: 15-25 degrees Celsius is the ideal range for this plant, however, warmer is better! She wont survive cold temperatures.
Additional Care: High humidity is this girls favourite thing. A shallow tray of water and pebbles along with misting will help to keep humidity levels up.
Position: Bright indirect sunlight. These girls can tolerate low light but this may cause the colour to fade or for their leaves to grow long and thin.
Watering: Dry conditions are best so every 3 or so weeks during the summer. Good drainage is a must.
Temperature: 13-27 degrees Celsius is best. She wont tolerate anything lower than 10 degrees!
Additional Care: Contrary to belief, aloes prefer dry conditions so bathrooms are best avoided. However, this wont kill your aloe, it will just need watered less often. Aloe is great for skincare but trimming your aloe too regularly will stress and shock her!
Position: These girls like bright indirect light best, but can tolerate shade.
Watering: water when the soil is fairly dry to avoid root rot and leaf damage.
Temperature: 18-27 degrees Celsius is best. 12 degrees is the minimum temperature for this plant and she doesn't like drafts!
Additional Care: High humidity is great for this plant as she doesn't like dry environments. Misting occasionally is a great way to help her thrive.
Position: Bright indirect light or partial shade. This plant trails so place her on a shelf or in a hanging pot.
Watering: She's drought tolerant due to her ability to store water. Over watering and leaving her to stand in water is a big no no!
Temperature: 18-24 degrees Celsius is best. She will be dormant in the winter so can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures.
Additional Care: Average-high humidity is best so kitchens and bathrooms are a great place to hang this plant. if you're lacking humidity, mist her occasionally.
Position: She likes bright-medium light. For the best colouring, brighter (indirect) light is best.
Watering: Water well in growing season (spring/summer) but allow to dry out in between watering. Water her less frequently in the winter but never let her soil stay soaked for too long so she doesn't get root rot!
Temperature: 10-24 degrees Celsius is best.
Additional Care: Slight humidity is preferred but she will tolerate normal conditions too!
Position: Terrariums are a great place for these plants. Bright diffused light is best.
Watering: Allow soil to dry out between watering. Good drainage is also preferred.
Temperature: 16-29 degrees Celsius is best but she will tolerate a temperature as low as 10 degrees.
Additional Care: avoid heat sources such as radiators. Average levels of humidity are adequate but mist if the atmosphere is too dry.
Position: Moderate indirect sunlight is best as direct light will scorch or dull the leaves.
Watering: Mist regularly and keep soil moist but not soggy! This lady doesn't like to be watered as regularly during the winter months.
Temperature: 15-24 degrees Celsius is preferable and its best to avoid drafts!
Additional Care: Often referred to as the living plant, these girls like to pull their leaves up at night and open out again in the morning. A great way to keep humidity levels up in the winter is to mist your plant or stand on wet pebbles.
Position: Avoid harsh direct sunlight so that this girl doesn't burn!
Watering: She needs very little watering! The best way to water is to hold the pot under running water and avoid watering the leaves. This should only be done when the soil is completely dry. Good drainage is best.
Temperature: These ladies are pretty hardy and can even withstand temperatures as low as 0 degrees Celsius.
Additional Care: Crassula will survive outside and may even survive freezing temperatures (short term). Be sure to climatize your plant before subjecting her to cold temperatures after being indoors (and vice versa). Too much water will rot the roots and kill the plants, as will too much water on the leaves.
Position: Her preferred position is in moderate or bright light. She even grows well under fluorescent light. She can tolerate low light but will lose variegation in her leaves.
Watering: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering as this plant does not like soggy soil. Good Drainage is also a must.
Temperature: 18-27 degrees Celsius all year round.
Additional Care: This plant can reach 8ft so make sure you have space or are handy with scissors! She may end up looking leggy if not pruned 1-2 times a year. Brown tips on leaves usually means that the air around the plant is too dry, so try and keep slight humidity.
Your aqua box will arrive with plenty of clean, fresh water. However, it shouldn't stay in the box indefinitely.
Water may need to be topped up the following day and ideally, the bouquet should be removed from the box and other packaging and placed in a vase of deep, fresh water. Cut the stems every couple of days and change the water in the vase. Giving the flowers fresh water in a clean vase will increase their longevity.
Remove the raffia bow and kraft paper from your flowers and pop them into a clean vase with deep, fresh water. Cut the stems every couple of days to allow more water intake. Some flowers last longer than others, so instead of binning the whole bunch when a couple have gone over, remove any dead flowers from your vase and enjoy the rest of your bouquet.
Your arrangement stays in its container so there's no need to try and lift it out. Check how damp your foam or moss is daily by sticking your finger into a gap. If it feels dry, slowly pour water into the centre of the arrangement. It won't need gallons of water as water tends to settle at the bottom of the foam/moss, so small, regular top ups are all that's needed.
Remove and dead flowers as they die so that you can enjoy the rest of your arrangement.
The best way to ensure your vessels are clean is by adding a drop of bleach and boiling water to sterilise them. Be careful when cleaning glass! Thin glass may break in boiling water and glass also gets quite slippery when cleaning, so make sure you don't drop it! If you can't clean with bleach, washing up liquid will suffice but a simple rinse will not do, since bacteria will still be present.
Chances are, your Hydrangea is not dead! Hallelujah! follow these simple stems to bring that baby back to life:
1. Remove the hydrangea from the bouquet and plunge the head fully into cold water. you can leave it overnight if you wish, but around 45 minutes to 1 hour will do.
2. Remove and excess foliage, this allows and future water intake to go directly to the head.
3. Cut 2cm off the stem (on an angle) and pop back into clean deep water.
4. Give your Hydrangea a chance to perk up- it will!
Misting the head before it gets too droopy will also stop your hydrangea from completely flopping.
Sometimes rose heads flop despite them being fresh flowers. this is usually due to airlock in the stem. this can be fixed by:
1. Cut the end of the stem and hold in boiling water for 30 seconds. You'll see some bubbles being released, this means it's working!
2. plunge the end of them stem straight back into cold, deep water.
Your rose will perk up again, but to give it a better chance, remove and leaves that may still remain on the stem.
Gerbera are naughty and sometimes like to flop. A great way to straighten them up again is to:
1. Cut the ends on an angle and pop into cold, deep water. They take water in all the way up their stems so it's important they have plenty to drink.
2. Wrap the head/top of the stems in paper. This will keep them straight until the stems strengthen and they stand straight on their own.