Not all plants require the same care, and so it is not possible to give one set of instructions as to how to care for them. However, you can rely on the experts at Ah Sam Florist to assist you with any advice you may need. In the meantime, we have put together a quick guide for three of our most popular indoor plants, to help you to keep them healthy and beautiful for the longest period of time. Plants work hard to keep the air clean and to provide an aesthetic only they can – here is how you can return the favor!
Phalaenopsis orchids are delicate, butterfly-shaped flowering plants that are an Ah Sam Florist specialty. To keep your orchid looking exquisite, position it on a moderately bright windowsill (or similar location). You will only need to water it when it begins to dry out, usually every 7-10 days. Fertilize your plants with a product made specifically for orchids, and repot with fresh mix when the bloom is done. The phalaenopsis orchid is relatively forgiving, but if you see spotting on its leaves or flowers, it may have some form of illness – check that roots are not saturated.
Hydrangea plants come in gorgeous spring colors that will bring new life to your home or office decor. If choosing a hydrangea potted plant, look for one with just a few flowers and a lot of buds. But whether you purchase a single potted hydrangea or a dish garden arrangement, the blooming plants need plenty of light, and water every day as long as they are flowering. Look for full dark green leaves as a sign of health.
Succulents have different levels of hardiness – but as a general rule will thrive in well-draining soil such as cactus soil, sand, gravel, or volcanic rock. You’ll want to let the soil dry between waterings, as succulents hate to have “wet feet”. Many succulents are dormant in cooler weather, so if you receive a succulent in spring that is a bit dull around the edges, place it in sunlight and it should perk up. Most succulents need a half to a full day of sunlight.
Have any questions on acquiring these or other indoor plants? Just give the experts at Ah Sam Florist a call. We are committed to making San Mateo more beautiful one floral arrangement, plant or succulent at a time! Don’t forget, we also deliver to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and San Jose!