We all know the drill: cut flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day. This year, instead of giving your Valentine gifts that don’t last, give them a potted plant or flower! A gardener will truly appreciate something he or she can grow, care for, and love. We have a huge selection of indoor plants and flowering tropicals for you to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites:
Note: These are all considered tropical plants, and need to be kept indoors until temperatures warm.
How fun are these?!?
Light: As much as you can give it! Prefers 6–8 hours of sun in winter (a spot next to a south-facing window is best).
Water: Keep the soil moist, but do not allow to stand in water. If the top 1/2 inch of the soil feels dry, water it.
To keep your plant looking its best, remove spent blooms. Also feel free to trim to keep the topiary shape.
These miniature bromeliads are small enough to add to your desk at work, or any nook in your home. The flower spikes will last 2-3 months, too!
Light: Will tolerate a range of conditions, from bright indirect to shady/darker areas.
Water: Keep soil moist; water when the top 1/2 inch is dry.
These graceful plants thrive in cool, humid environments and bright, indirect light.
Water: Give your Cyclamen water when the soil is dry to the touch, but don’t let the soil stay dry for too long before watering (don’t wait until you see droopy leaves or flowers). Be sure and water the soil directly (at the base) as to avoid getting too much water on the leaves or flowers.
Just about to burst into full bloom!
Kalanchoe are actually succulents, and therefore love as much bright light as you can give them. After the threat of frost has passed, feel free to place them outside on your patio and let them soak up the summer sun!
Water: Be careful not to overwater. Allow soil to dry out between waterings.
Dreamy flower buds!
Light: Prefer bright, indirect light.
Water: Let the top 1/2 inch of soil dry out, then water thoroughly. These plants take a lot of water, so take care to check the soil often.
A mere 2 inches across, these mini orchids will put a smile on your loved one’s face.
Light: Medium to bright (indirect) light. Avoid direct sunlight, as leaves burn easily. If leaves turn yellow or splotchy, plant is getting too much light.
Water: If you do not feel moisture in the soil/medium, then go ahead and water lightly. Check moisture level about once a week. Important: Orchids do not like to stand in water!
Come see us at any of our locations and let us help you pick out the perfect gift for your loved one!