F1January 10th has been designated as Houseplant Appreciation Day, which recognizes the beauty in green plants as well as the health benefits they provide in terms of clean air.

If you already have green plants or flowering plants, be sure to give them a little extra love today.

Or, if you are thinking of getting some, today might be the day! F2

However, many people worry that they lack the green thumb necessary to take care of these plants properly and allow them to live a very long time.

That’s why we offer regular advice on our website and blog about how to take care of flowers and plants.

Here are some great tips that focus on light, water, temperature, and fertilizer to keep in mind that can be applied to most flowering and green plants:F3
• The majority of houseplants do not like to be placed in direct sunlight because it is too bright and it can burn their leaves. It’s a better idea to give them diffused sunlight, also known as indirect light. This means placing them close to a window or opting to use some artificial lighting.
• Plants need water but they don’t need so much that there is standing water that can lead to dry rot. It’s best to check the soil every few days and when the soil feels dry, that’s the time to add a little water to dampen the soil. Placing rocks in the bottom of the plant pot helps create some drainage.
• Plants tend to do best in moderate temperatures. That means not too or too cold. A range includes 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day as well as 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
• Plants need food and they get this through what is known as fertilizer. For houseplants, just a green plant fertilizer will do the track because it offers the right amount of nutrients that helps satisfy a plant. Typically, every three to four weeks you should feed them but consult the instructions on the fertilizer for the best advice. Specific plants like violets and orchids have their own special fertilizer so be sure to look for that if you have those types of houseplants. F4

Be sure to come in and check out our range of houseplants, dish gardens, and flowering plants that are sure to add some beauty to your home or office interior.

Each of our Columbus flower shops have a range of plants as well as our website.