The cooler temps should be a signal that the summer vacation has come to an end for our houseplants! Now is the time to bring your houseplants back inside. Well before our first frost, we need to get those houseplants back inside. It’s important to give them time to acclimate to being back indoors. The best time to bring them in is when your windows are still open. The plants will adjust to the change in humidity and temperature better if the change is gradual. Never bring in a plant with bugs! Wash or spray the leaves with water to remove summer dust and pollen. Let plants dry. Then spray with an indoor-safe or organic insecticidal soap just to be sure, or you can use one of the new systemic granules. You could also use an insecticidal soil drench, or at least spray the soil a few times with your insecticide. Read more...
You were lucky enough to get your hands on a Pilea Peperomiodes, now what?!
Here are a few quick and easy care tips that we have found work great for us;
- Give them bright, indirect light, a south facing window is best.
- Use a well drained soil, we find adding a little orchid bark for added texture and aeration helps.
- Pilea Peperomioides love to poke babies up out of the soil, so keep it clear of rocks or moss so you can see what's happening. They are easy to propagate and nick-named "the pass-it on plant"
- Like most plants, they don't like wet feet so don't allow them to sit in wet soil however don't let them to dry out completely
- Rotate your plant every 2-3 days to keep growth even and avoid a slanted stem.
For the "Irish" in all of us, how about a blooming shamrock plant (Oxalis) to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! The shamrock is easy to grow as a houseplant. Give it bright, indirect light.
We love to grow citrus trees! They make a beautiful potted specimen plant for any deck or patio. The flowers smell heavenly, and the edible fruit that follows is an added bonus!
There is always a lot of hype for the newest, most unique plant and flower. As much as it appeals to the plant collector in us, we would like to focus on the tried and true summer annuals that in our experience, are no-fail, reliable annuals to get you through a St. Louis summer!
Also known as the Flamingo Flower, is among the best-known tropical flowers.
Striking and dramatic! Is a good way to describe the greenhouse favorite indoor blooming plant, commonly known as Lipstick Plant.
We have recently restocked our supply of terrariums and plants suitable for terrariums. A creative, fun and low maintenance way to garden at anytime of the year.
With its almost prehistoric bulbous stems and its shiny gardenia like foliage, the ZZ Plant has fast become one of our top selling indoor plants.
Of all the indoor plants to choose from, there is no easier group to pick from than that of the Philodendron family.
This popular indoor plant has been adored by plant lovers for many years.
A favorite flowering bulb for the holidays!