Floral Care Instructions



Succulent Care Instructions


Step 1
Be sure the succulent is getting enough light. If the succulent is producing new growth that is thin or spindly, these are indications that the plant is stretching towards the available light and definitely needs more sunlight. On the other hand, if the leaves look pale and bleached, they may be getting too much light.
Step 2
Be careful not to overwater succulents. Although needs vary between different varieties, the appearance of the leaves will give you a clue. If the leaves have indentations or the plant appears droopy, it’s a sign that it’s time to water. To water succulents, soak the soil so that water runs out the drainage hole, and then allow it to dry before the next watering. Succulents will require less water during fall and winter.
Step 3
Handle succulents with care, because the stems are often brittle and will easily break. Succulents should be repotted every year. Remove the succulent from its pot, and gently loosen the roots with a thin stick to remove the old potting soil. Put the plant in a slightly larger pot, and add fresh potting soil.
Step 4
Use a potting soil that drains well. Although you can mix half sand or perlite with half commercial potting soil, buying potting soil formulated especially for cacti and succulents is the easiest way to provide excellent drainage.



Phalaenopsis Care Instructions


These plants are commonly referred to as “Moth Orchids” and are considered among the easiest of the orchid family to care for as well as the most recognizable. The long-lasting flowers bloom perfectly for up to three months, providing you ample return on your investment. The flowering intervals vary with each plant, and you may be treated to a bloom as often as twice a year. Phalaenopsis have become one of the most popular varieties of orchids because of their low maintenance and delicate balance of poise and elegance. 


Temperature: Phalaenopsis enjoy the same temperature range we do. The minimum temperature at night is 60-65 °F, while the average daytime temperature should be around 75-85 °F. Occasional deviations will not harm your plant, except when it is in bud — chilly temperatures may cause the plant to stop budding.


Light: Phalaenopsis will flourish indoors under normal lighting conditions, with indirect sunlight being the most advantageous. Caution should be used when placing a Phalaenopsis in direct sunlight due to the fact that its leaves burn easily from too much exposure to the sun.


Water: Water often enough to keep continuous moisture just below the surface of the medium, but be cautious of over-watering. Watering once a week is normally sufficient to keep your plant healthy and happy.


Humidity: Phalaenopsis enjoy moist air, with a humidity level of 55-75% being ideal. Placing your plant over a tray or dish of water can increase moisture. Separate the pot and tray with pebbles or small stones to raise the height of your plant and ensure that it does not sit directly in the water.


Feeding: Good results may be obtained by using a high-nitrogen fertilizer year-round at 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. Feed your plant once a month. In this instance, less is more. So be sure not to overdo it.


Repotting: Plants should be repotted every other year and, because they grow upwards without spreading, can go back into the same sized pot. A medium-grade wood bark works well with the base of the bottom leaf at the surface of the medium. Water sparingly until new roots are well established.


Note: When the last flower drops, cut your flower spike halfway down the stem. Continue caring for it and wait for a possible re-bloom.