Plant Care for Gift Plants
I can't improve on this thorough piece by The Garden Helper on how to care for houseplants you received for Easter. They give general advice, illustrations and links to more information.
|Flowering plants are one of those great gifts that are just as fun to give and they are to receive.|
They will bring smiles to the recipient and to all who see it for a long time to come.
Most of the flowering plants given as Springtime or Easter gifts can be planted outdoors once the weather warms a bit, but you will have to provide special care for these plants to ensure that they are kept happy and healthy until then.
There are a few steps you should take to keep your gift plants healthy during their time in the house.
If the pot is wrapped in foil, cut the foil off the bottom of the pot to prevent over watering.
Set the pot or planter on a shallow, pebble (or marble) filled tray of water to provide humidity.
Do not place your plant close to heat sources, or in between a closed curtain and the window.
Provide sufficient water according to the needs of the particular type of plant.
Mist occasionally and remove dead flowers promptly.