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Plants Care from Florist

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Watering

 

Overwatering is one of the most common causes of plant death. If you're not sure how much to water, it's better to err on the dry side than to give your plants too much moisture.

All plants have slightly different watering requirements depending on how they are grown and changes in plant growth through the seasons. Therefore, it's best to water on an as-needed basis rather than by a set calendar schedule. In general, plants grown in well-drained soil in an appropriate-size container should be watered when the top 1/2 to 1 inch of soil feels dry. Cacti and succulents need less water; flowering plants usually need slightly more.

Feeding

 

Like watering, there's not an easy guideline to know how much to fertilize: It depends on plant's growth rate and age, and the time of year.  Our florist recommends to avoid feeding plants when they're not actively growing or if they are stressed.

Most plants put on a growth spurt in spring and summer. This is the best time to fertilize them. During the short days of fall and winter, most plants need little, if any, fertilizer. Follow label directions to know how much plant food to use. Make plants care effective.

Fertilizers come in a broad array of formulations, and it's important to avoid over fertilizing your plants. Too much fertilizer can burn their roots and stunt their growth. For flowering varieties, use a fertilizer in which the three numbers on the label (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, respectively) are relatively equal.  If the nitrogen content is too high, the plant may grow a lot of leaves, but few flowers. 

Flowers n Baskets in Palm Harbor wish you a  joy with plants care.