Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant
Preferred Conditions: Orchids like cool air, regular misting and are sensitive to ethylene gas produced by fruit, so keep away from your fruit basket.
Water: Orchids absorb food and water through their leaves, so mist the leaves - not flower heads, once a week. Water the roots with about a tablespoon of water once a week in summer and once a fortnight in the winter.
Did you know? In their natural habitat Orchids grow on trees and use their roots to cling to branches. This is why Orchids are potted in bark. Keep your Orchids roots exposed to light to ensure it continues to produce enough energy for itself.
Origin: China and Thailand
Preferred Conditions: Display in a room with lots of sunlight and keep out of extreme temperatures.
Water: Azalea plants enjoy regular watering and don’t like to dry out. Try to keep the soil constantly moist and occasionally mist the plant. Dry brown leaves indicate that your plant needs more water.
Please note: During the spring months your plant will continue to flower and develop new buds, shedding their brown shells when ready to open. Once it has finished flowering remove the dead heads and your plant will continue to grow until the following year when it will begin to flower again.
Preferred Conditions: They need bright, indirect light (too much sun can burn their leaves). Don’t let the leaves get wet as this can cause disease and rot.
Water: They are susceptible to over watering, so wait until the soil is dry and the leaves start to droop before watering.
Did you know? Begonias can store water in their stems for later use.
Preferred Conditions: Indirect light.
Water: Water thoroughly, ensuring the soil doesn't get soggy. They need humidity so mist the leaves daily, but don’t over water as they are susceptible to root rot.
Please note: The sap can cause an allergic reaction if it touches the skin and the whole plant is toxic if consumed.
Calla Lily Plant
Origin: Southern Africa
Preferred Conditions: Indirect sunlight is best, as direct sun can damage the flowers.
Water: Mist the plant to keep humidity high and keep the soil moist.
Please note: Calla Lilies are toxic to cats and dogs so if you have received one of these make sure you keep it out of reach in a high place.
Peace Lily Plant
Origin: Central and South America
Preferred Conditions: Keep damp, cool and shaded, away from direct sunlight.
Water: Every 5-7 days and mist occasionally. Your Peace Lily will tell you when it needs watering as its leaves will droop (but try not to let it get to that stage).
Did you know? Peace Lily plants have amazing capabilities in fighting air pollution.