Cut flowers, house plants...they make our homes so much prettier, make for a perfect Instagram but they don't always come cheap. Here are some tips on how to keep your plants and flowers living longer!
Tips for all flowers: cut at a diagonal, keep the water clean and free of foliage along with changing the water a minimum of every 2-3 days. When cutting your flowers, remember you can always cut more of a stem but you can't add it back!
Tips for all plants: make sure you use a pot that has a hole on the bottom- proper drainage is key with plants to ensure you are not overwatering. When you water any indoor plant you want to do so until the soil is damp and all the water is drained. The best time to do this is at night, you can leave the pot to drain in a bathroom overnight and not miss out on any sunlight.
Succulents: Alternate misting and watering every week. When you water it is best to bring the pot to the sink and water until soil is wet and fully drained.
Fig Leafs: Keep in direct sunlight and only water when the top inch of soil is dry. They are resilient plants so if you notice something isn't working give it more water and sunlight.
Peonies: Put them in room temperature water to start. The temperature of the room and the water effects how quickly they will open, the warmer the room the quicker they will bloom. It is suggested to never use ice cold water, but colder than room temp will have them blooming slower.
Ranunculus: Give them floral food or a teaspoon of sugar and keep of out of direct sunlight!
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