It is estimated that there are over 315,000 known species of plants, and as such, it would be impossible to propose a set of care instructions which make sense. But the good news is that there are many interesting plants available at Boyd’s Flowers that offer easy maintenance and lasting beauty. We love how green and flowering plants transform a home or office – and we are committed to making sure that you will enjoy them for as long as possible. Here are some tips regarding the care of some of our more popular green plants and flowering plants.
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Taking care of a Boston Fern (shown above in an adorable spring container) is not difficult, but it is specific. They need an environment that is cool and provides indirect light. Humidity will also allow the fern to thrive, but many homes are quite dry. In order to raise the humidity for your fern, you can set the fern’s pot on a tray of pebbles filled with water, or you may also wish to lightly mist your fern once or twice a week. HINT: Fronds will turn yellow if the humidity is not sufficient. Dry soil is the main reason that Boston ferns die, so monitor the soil daily. If it feels at all dry, water until fully hydrated – but be sure to let it drain thoroughly so as not to experience root rot.
The anthurium is an exotic looking tropical plant that will bring life and vibrancy to your environment with its large, red waxy leaves known as bracts. Once you get your anthurium inside, you’ll need to make it feel at home. Position the plant in bright light, but do shield it from direct sunlight. It should be situated in an area where it is protected from drafts or temperature fluctuations (such as air conditioning vents). Water the plant thoroughly when the soil has gotten slightly dry, and fertilize every other month. Hint: In the winter, the anthurium plant requires a rest period to ensure abundant growth in the next season. Keep in 60-degree temperatures with very little water for six weeks, and you’ll be enjoying new flowers soon! With the proper care, green plants will thrive in your home. Stop by Boyd’s Flowers to discuss which flowering and green plants are best for the season. We are making Wilmington more beautiful, one home full of beautiful plants at a time!