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Find great gifts – the perfect plant! We know how much love plants – but how do you know which is the right one to give?

Here are a 5 highly recommended plants for people of all ages and plant histories!

 

Tillandsia (Air Plant)

Tillandsias can be grown basically anywhere, on rocks, in a seashell or on coral, in ceramic or pottery, attached to wood (not pressure treated wood this is impregnated with copper, and copper will kill your plant). When considering what you are going to do with your plant don’t forget that you have to be able to water it and it has to be placed somewhere that it will get sufficient light. (Give them bright, filtered light.)

Water: Soak them from 30 minutes to an hour once a week.

Fertilizer: Recommended once a month

Light: Bright, filtered light

 

 

ZZ Plant

ZZ makes a great room accent and practically thrives on neglect. This easy-going house plant is forgiving if you forget to water, tolerates low light, and rarely needs fertilized.

Water: Water thoroughly and allow the top 2 in (5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings. Soggy soil will cause the rhizomes to rot.

Fertilizer: Feed 4 times a year with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Light: Bright to low light. Keep it out of direct sunlight which can scorch its leaves.

 

Succulents

Succulents are booming in popularity for two simple reasons: they are beautiful and nearly indestructible.

 Water : Succulents should be watered generously in the summer. The potting mix should be allowed to dry between waterings, but do not underwater. During the winter, when the plants go dormant, cut watering back to once every other month. Overwatering and ensuing plant rot is the single most common cause of plant failure. Be aware, though, that an overwatered succulent might at first plump up and look very healthy. However, the cause of death may have already set in underground, with rot spreading upward from the root system. A succulent should never be allowed to sit in water.

Fertilizer: During the summer growing season, fertilizer as you would with other houseplants. Stop fertilizing entirely during the winter.

Light: Succulents prefer bright light

 

 

Pothos

The Pothos – Jade, Golden and Marble Queen leads the way in houseplants. In fact, it is one of the – “Best indoor plants for clean air.”So many people care for this “tough,” versatile plant. The Pothos needs only basic plant care instructions.

Water: As a general rule check the soil. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry.

Fertilizer: Since they don’t bloom and they grow slowly, pothos should be fed monthly with a liquid or water soluble plant food like Shurcrop*.

Light: The green variety can take low light, but the variegated ones prefer medium light. The variegated types will live in lower light, but their variegation may fade. Pothos can take bright light if necessary, but not direct sun- The leaves will scorch.

 

Bromeliads

Bromeliads consist of a large family of plants. Bromeliad house plants feature exotic looking foliage with colors varying from marbled green, red-striped, greenish gray and more. On most varieties a flower stalk rises from the center of the plant. In general, Bromeliads prefer bright light so if possible place in east or west facing windows. Watering Bromeliads is different then most house plants. Instead of watering near the base of the plant, you need to water by filling the center of the stalk (rosette) with warm water.  Overall, Bromeliads are a medium maintenance house plant. With a little bit of tender care, Bromeliads make a beautiful addition to any room.

Water: Low to Moderate

 Fertilizer: Recommended sparingly

Light: Bright indirect light

 

 

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