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Anthurium Growing Tips

Anthurium grow best in a bright diffuse light in a warm spot.  Low light levels slow down or stop the production of flowers.

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Anthurium in bloom

Keep the plant in a temperature between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  Do not allow it to get above 90 degrees Fahrenheit or below 50 degrees.

The plant will rot if left in standing water.  Water and allow to drain.  Place near a pan with gravel and water to adjust the humidity.  Mist the plant daily with a spray bottle.  Only water the soil when it is dry to the touch.

Fertilize every three to four months with a fertilizer with a higher middle number.

Plant in a light soil such as potting soil mixed with orchid mixture.

Keep the plant out of drafts to keep it blooming.

Pointsettia plant care

Originally from Mexico, the Poinsettia plant comes in a variety of colors including red, white and pink.  It flowers through December to February.

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Pointsettia Plants

Poinsettia’s like diffuse light.  They cannot tolerate bright light but at the same time need to be away from drafts.  If the temperature gets below 65 degrees Fahrenheit the plant may not survive.

Water your plants twice a week until the soil is moist but not drenched.  Do not allow the roots to sit in water or it will die.

To keep a Poinsettia after Christmas move the plant to a cool, dark area and decrease the watering schedule.  Fertilize after blooming with a house plant fertilizer once a month.

In May, put the plant in a diffuse light location.  Cut back the branches to 5-6 inches in length.  When the branches grow to 10 inches pinch the tips to encourage growth.  Do this until the end of August.

In September, move your plant to a room with at least 12 hours of darkness at night. This will encourage the plant to turn color for the holidays.

Coneflower facts

  • Flowers come in pink, purple, red and white.flowers
  • The flowers bloom in summer and fall.
  • The flowers are hardy to zone 3
  • The seeds in the dried flower heads attract birds and butterflies.
  • The plants are drought-tolerant and like heat.
  • Coneflowers repel deer.
  • The plants are native to North America.
  • They can reach 5 feet in height.
  • Coneflowers grow well in poor soil.
  • Start flowers from seed or root division.
  • In late summer cut the blooms back. This may produce another bunch of flowers.