Refurbished Living Room

HOUSEPLANT CARE

Spider Plants

Spider plants thrive best in bright light.  Let them fully dry out between watering. All-purpose, complete, water-soluble or granular time-release fertilizer is fitting for spider plants.

Silver Sparkle Pilea

This plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight with up to 1-2 hrs of direct early morning or late afternoon sunlight.

They prefer consistently moist soil. Once the top of the soil has dried out then you need to water it. They prefer medium to high humidity.

Fertilize once a month during spring to fall with a balanced fertilizer.

Peperomia European Trailing

Light: This plant prefers filtered light, or you can place it in a north window. But can survive in lower light!

Water: Once the soil is dry about 1 inch down, water till it runs out of the drainage hole. Then do not water again until it is dry. In the winter water even less. They will benefit from occasional misting in warm weather but will not complain about normal house humidity.

 

Bridal Veil - Tahitian

Watering care for this plant is fairly simple. Wait till the soil is dry about an inch down and then give it a really good soak. After this you can wait till the soil is dry before watering again.

Place the Bridal Veil in an area with bright but filtered light.

To prevent your plant from becoming leggy, keep pinching it back. This will allow the plant to be fuller. Then you can put the part that you pinched off in a glass of water where it will root in no time.

 

Lipstick Plant

The lipstick plant is not a very hard plant to care for. It needs bright light for a portion of the day, but not the full day. Water it moderately, be sure not to soak the soil as that will cause root rot.

 

Money Tree/Braid

The Money Tree comes from the southern parts of Africa so try to grow it in the same conditions. It does not care for humid air and likes alot of light.

How you water this plant is key, its easy to overwater them. The best way to see if it is asking for water is by feeling the leaves as they store water. If the tree is low on water the leaves will be soft instead of hard and full of water.

 

Ponytail Plant

The ponytail plant does not need any extra humidity, normal house humidity will suffice.

Water it like a cactus, let the soil get completely dry before watering thoroughly. This plant can go weeks without water.

For light, it does like the sun but if it gets a lot of shade it wont complain either making it super easy to care for!

 

Mini Roses

Miniature roses thrive in full sun, they prefer getting 6-8 hours of sun a day.

They like rich, well drained soil. Water them frequently, especially during extreme heat as this will dry out the soil quicker.

Miniature roses will need to be fed - you can feed them with any general rose food. (Ask us about rose food).

 

Citrus Tree

The key for citrus trees is regular watering, keep the soil on the dry side of moist though to avoid diseases. Mist the leaves, especially in winter months as they like humid air.

Feed your tree every three weeks with a high nitrogen fertilizer. Feed half as much in fall and winter.

Avoid placing your citrus tree anywhere near drastic changing temperatures like a heater, air conditioner, outside door etc.

Come spring you will need to slowly get the tree acclimatized to the outdoors, bring it inside during the cold nights. At first give it very little sun and slowly give it more and more sun, until you can leave it in direct sun for the summer. When bringing it in for the winter reverse the process.

 

Polka Dot Begonia

This plant will thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. But can also grow in low light. Keep it out of the afternoon sun.

Allow the top of the soil to dry first before watering. It does not like to be soaked as this can cause the roots to rot, but it prefers to be somewhat moist at all times. In the summer when there is more light, it will need more water, whereas in winter you will need to water less.

 

Fishbone Cactus

The key to growing this plant is to give it the environment that it grows in naturally. This means giving it high humidity, plenty of light but not direct sunlight and moderate watering.

Although it has cactus in its name, it needs generous water in hot summer months because it is not a true cactus. Make sure you only water once the top layer of soil is dry, water till the soil is thoroughly moist. Once its finished blooming in fall, give it a rest for a few weeks by watering it just enough that the soil doesn’t dry out completely.

The fishtail cactus will thrive on a windowsill where it does not receive direct sunlight but stays in light.

 

Rattlesnake Plant

The key to the Rattlesnake plant is heat, humidity and filtered light!

Use soil that is well drained. They can’t handle standing water but need to be kept moist.

Your rattlesnake plant will need to be watered frequently so that the soil stays moist. Frequently watering with small amounts is better than a lot all at once. If the leaves turn yellow, this is a sign that you are overwatering. On the other hand, if the leaves start to curl weirdly it shows that you have not watered enough. In the winter, allow the top of the soil to dry before watering again.

Avoid placing this houseplant by a furnace or air condition, as a drastic change in temperature is very dangerous for the Rattlesnake plant.

During the spring and summer, feed your Rattlesnake plant once a month. 

 

Peacock Plants

Consistency is key when watering this plant! If the leaves curl up, this can be a sign of underwatering. When you water too much it can cause root rot. They like a rest period in winter so reduce your frequency quite a bit. Distilled or rainwater is best for the Peacock plant, as fluoride will make their leaf tips turn brown. Cold water will shock them, so make sure you are watering with room temperature water.

Feed every 2 weeks during its growing season (Spring to Fall). In the winter months, it does not need to be fed.

Despite being a tropical, this plant does not need a lot of light. It prefers filtered light instead of direct light. It can even grow in full shade although it will not grow as fast.

 

Tradescantia

Watering care for a is fairly simple. Wait till the soil is dry about an inch down and then give it a really good soak. After this you can wait till the soil is dry before watering again.

Place the Creme Inch Plant in an area with bright but filtered light.

To prevent your plant from becoming leggy, keep pinching it back. This will allow the plant to be fuller. Then you can put the part that you pinched off in a glass of water where it will root in no time.

 

Kangaroo Fern

Choose soil that is moist and well-draining. Kangaroo Paw ferns grow well in bright locations (bright, indirect sunlight). However, they also do tolerate lower light conditions.

Keep the soil consistently and evenly moist, yet not soggy. The Kangaroo Paw fern does not like wet feet. It is best to use either rainwater or distilled water when watering your Kangaroo Paw fern. Always use lukewarm water rather than cold water. Consistent moisture is key for the well-being of your Kangaroo Paw fern. 

During growing season, feed your Kangaroo paw fern monthly with a liquid fertilizer diluted at half strength. The Kangaroo Paw fern does best in warm temperatures.

 

Birds nest Ferns

Birds nest ferns grow best in medium to low indirect light. Bird’s nest fern makes an ideal houseplant is that it will tolerate soil that dries out from time to time. Fertilizer should only be given to the plant two to three times a year. The fertilizer should only be applied at half strength and should only be given during the spring and summer months.

 

Bonsai

Quick Care Summary

  • Lighting: Five to six hours of direct sunlight per day are recommended. This requirement can change based on the variety of bonsai and if the light received is direct or indirect.

  • Watering: Water when the top 1–1.5 inches of soil are dry. Water enough to soak to the bottom of the pot. Never allow the soil to dry out completely.

  • Soil Conditions: Use a conifer blend or other bonsai-specific potting soil.

  • Repotting: Repot every 1 - 5 years depending on the bonsai. Pale yellow leaves indicate that it's time to repot.

  • Fertilizing: Use a fertilizer specifically formulated for bonsai trees. Fertilize year-round for an indoor tree.

  • Pruning and Trimming: Regular light pruning is recommended.

 

European Olive Plant

Water only when the soil is completely dry. Fertilize regularly in spring through fall, do not fertilize during the winter. Prune during the spring season. Re-pot every 2 to 3 yrs. Needs at least 6 hours of sunlight.

 

Foxtail Fern

Foxtail fern tolerates a range of soil types, as long as it is well-draining. Water regularly and deeply, allowing the soil to dry out somewhat between watering. Fertilize indoor plants monthly during the growing season. Dappled sunlight is best with the plants being able to tolerate full sun in the morning but requiring at least partial shade from the harsh afternoon sun.

 

Monstera Splitleaf (Swiss Cheese Plant)

The Swiss Cheese Plant as it is commonly known will adapt itself to the level of humidity in your home. Ideal for areas with bright, filtered light but it also does well in low-light areas. The Monstera prefers lightly moist soil and thrives in a variety of temperatures, just remember to keep it away from drafty areas. 

 

Aspidistra Elatior (Cast Iron Plant)

The name says it all. This plant is so tough, it's as if it were made of cast iron. Tolerates very low-light conditions, doesn't need to be repotted often, handles a variety of temperatures, thrives without fertilizers and doesn't mind being dry. The cast iron plant is a slow-growing tropical species so it doesn't need repotting for quite a few years.

 

Yucca

They require very little in regards to care, making it a great starter plant for an indoor plant newbie. Yucca plants don’t need highly fertile soil to thrive, a regular potting soil will do them just fine. As it’s a drought-tolerant plant, it will not grow well if it’s left sitting for too long in soggy soil. Place your plant near a south-facing window or west-facing window with light shade. Yucca plants are acclimatised to dry, desert-like conditions and can be very sensitive to overwatering. They can go for prolonged periods without water which is excellent news for those of us who forget to water their plants.

 

Jasmine Sambac

Jasmine prefers moist, well drained soil and plenty of sunshine. The more sun the more flowers. Jasmine needs to be pruned to be controlled as it is a vining plant. Prune the shoots back to just above the lateral bud after blooms have faded. Jasmine is not prone to insect infestations.

 

African Violets

African violets require rich, moist soil and plenty of water, at least 2 to 3 times a week. Do not overhead irrigate this plant, rather place it in a sauce of water and let it soak water up from the root zone. This plant requires warm temperatures of 70 degrees but can tolerate it down to 60 degrees. Do not place in direct sunlight. African violets prefer semi shaded areas.

 

Lavender Tree

Light: Your lavender tree likes a lot of light and will thrive the best in a south-facing window or wherever it can get at least 3 hours of direct sunlight in a day. To make sure your tree grows the same on all sides, rotate it weekly.

Water: Soak the soil when watering, allow the soil to get slightly dry before watering again. If you over water, it could cause rotting whereas underwatering will cause yellowing leaves.

Fertilize your plant every four weeks during Spring and Summer.

 

Coffee Plant

Coffee plants prefer bright, but indirect, light. This means that they should be placed near a window but not directly in the window itself. They also cannot take temperatures below freezing and will not do well in temperatures that stay consistently below 65 F. (18 C.). Keep them away from drafts in the winter. When growing coffee plants, the soil needs to stay moist, but not soaking wet. Also, make sure that both the soil and the pot your coffee plant is growing in has good drainage. The humidity around the plant will need to stay high as well. Setting your coffee plant on a water-filled pebble tray will help with humidity. Like many houseplants, a coffee plant will need less water in the winter than in the summer.

 

Arboricola Schefflera (Umbrella Plant)

Light: Choose a position that offers good light without direct sunlight if you want the best results, in time this will result in a neat bushy plant that will grow reasonably straight up and become tall and "tree" like.

Watering: The Umbrella Plant loves to be growing in moist soil for really good growth to occur, but it will certainly accept some underwatering. So if you forget to water it for a week or two after the soil last dried out, it should forgive you. Put it outside during a summer rain to wash the dust off.

 

Chinese Money Plant

Light-wise, the best situation for a Chinese money plant is bright light, with no direct sunlight. Direct sun scorches leaves, and light shade may encourage larger leaves. They’re said to be hardy down to freezing, and a period of cool temperatures may make them more likely to produce their tiny white flowers on pink stems.

The Chinese money plant prefers a well-draining potting soil, and a pot with drainage holes is necessary. The soil needs to mostly dry out between waterings, with more watering required in warmer, sunnier weather. If the leaves start to look slightly droopy, that’s a sign that the plant needs water. To keep your Chinese money plant nicely shaped, rotate it at least once a week to prevent it from getting lopsided. The large leaves tend to accumulate dust, so these plants benefit from regular showers, or at least wiping down of their leaves.

Treat monthly with an all-purpose plant fertilizer during the spring and summer growing seasons. You may also want to put your plant outdoors as temperatures warm, but, again, take care to keep it out of direct sunlight.

 

Snake Plants

Light: Snake plants need a moderate amount of bright light for proper growth. While it can tolerate partial shade, very low light affects the color of the leaves. For best results, grow it at a location where it receives filtered bright indirect light. Leaving the plant exposed to intense sunlight or full sun may sometimes cause the turn yellow at the edges. The plant can easily be grown as an indoor plant in front of a north-facing window or any window where it receives bright light. 

Watering: Water the plant deeply once, until the water starts to drip through the drainage hole in potted plants, and then allow the soil to dry completely before watering again. Make sure to discard the water collected in the saucer underneath the pot and never let the plant stand in water or the soil to get soggy. The plant also cannot tolerate over-watering. Reduce watering of snake plants in winter and water only sparingly throughout the cold weather. While established Sansevieria Zeylanica plants become fairly drought tolerant, it is recommended to provide an adequate amount of water when it is in it active growing season; during spring and summer.

 

Ficus Benjamina Braid (Weeping Fig)

Light: The weeping fig needs a bright room with plenty of indirect light, and perhaps even a little direct sun in the morning. This plant dislikes being moved and may drop leaves if it is but they will grow back. It is important you find a good, bright spot for it and keep it there.

Water: Keep the plant steadily moist, but do not allow it to sit in water or it will drop leaves and may develop root rot.  Make sure your watering schedule is consistent.

Soil: Any good, fast-draining potting soil will likely do. 

 

Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle-Leaf Fig)

Light - Needs Bright, Filtered Light. Will rapidly deteriorate in low light conditions.  

Watering - Keep soil evenly moist at all times. (about 2-3x per week) Do not overwater or leave plant sitting in water.

Fertilizer - Feed bi-weekly with a low feed liquid plant fertilizer during the growing season

Repotting -Change soil and transplant to a a larger pot annually. This plant naturally wants to become large, and therefore needs both special height and room for roots to extend.

Other - Many people notice that their Ficus Lyrata plant may show brown spots on the foliage or drop it's leaves. Both of these characteristics are natural and are apart of a normal maturing plant as long its as not happening in abundance. The fiddle leaf benefits from regular misting of the leaves in low humidity situations.

 

Staghorn Fern

Light: Staghorn ferns need bright, indirect or diffused light to thrive, though they must be protected from the harsh rays of the direct sun. We tell people to put staghorn ferns in the brightest space in their home where, again, the plant will not take direct sun. Rooms with Southern and Eastern exposures tend to be best, though unobstructed North windows will do. Western light is fine, but be careful, as this afternoon exposure tends to be hot and harsh.

Water: Depending on the humidity and heat in your house, water once a week in the summer months and once every two weeks in the winter months. They absorb water through their roots and leaves, which is why they respond well to misting and soaking. Mist the entire plant, focusing on the underside of the antler fronds and the shield fronds.

Soaking your staghorn fern

  • Soak your staghorn fern in a sink or basin of water for 10-20 minutes, or until the roots are fully saturated. Alternately, hold the fern so the roots are fully submerged until fully saturated (1-2 minutes).

  • Alternately, place the plaque in a sink or bathtub tap, and allow room-temperature water to run through the root ball until it is saturated.

  • Allow your plant to drip dry before re-hanging.

If the fronds start to brown or blacken at the base that is a sign of over watering. If they brown at the tips or wilt, that’s a sign of under-watering.

CONTACT

Address: 211A Flowerville Avenue

Blumenort, SK. S0N 0E0

Phone: 306-627-3330

Email: info@gardenofedengreenhouse.com

GREENHOUSE HOURS

Our Current Hours

January 4th - April 1st

10 am - 5 pm Mon. to Sat.

 

FOLLOW US
  • White Facebook Icon
  • Instagram

© 2018 Garden of Eden Greenhouse All Rights Reserved

0