Plant Care

Azalea

The Azaleas we sell are forced to bloom in the greenhouse. That is the reason we can have them in full bloom at different times of the year. The florist quality hybrids have a canopy of buds and blooms with many colors to choose from. The most common ones we have are white, shades of pink, bicolor (pink and white), and fuchsia but there are other colors available. This is a perfect plant to give during the holidays. Enjoy it in the house near a window and when the blooms are finished plant it outdoors in the shade with well draining soil or plant it in the patio in a larger container. Keep soil moist and fertilize with Azalea feed once a month.

African Violet

The African Violet is a classic indoor blooming plant. The soft fuzzy leafs with the beautiful bright colored flowers creates a delicate soft looking appearance and with the variety of flower colors there is something for everyone. They can be used in a self-watering container as a stand-alone item or planted together with other plants like ferns to give a contrasting arrangement effect. We grow our violets in 4″ pots. Keep indoors away from bright light. It is best if the plant is not watered overhead as the water can damage the flowers and leaves. The plant needs very little fertilizer. Dilute whatever you are giving you’re other plants by half or even one quarter.

Acalypha Lemon Lime

The Acalypha Lemon Lime is a beautiful outdoor shrub plant. The coloration is spectacular with the bright yellow contrasting with the medium green. This is where it gets it name lemon lime. It takes full sun to full shade. This plant is a great summer plant to give long lasting color to your garden. At the beginning, the plant should be keep moist but not wet. As the plant gets more established you can back off the watering. Fertilize once a month. Keep plants away from frost during the winter.

Acalypha Fire Dragon

The Acalypha Fire Dragon is a beautiful outdoor shrub plant. It takes full sun to full shade. The characteristics of the foliage is an attractive curling burgundy leaf with bright pinkish-red edges. This plant is a great summer plant to give long lasting color to your garden. At the beginning, the plant should be keep moist but not wet. As the plant gets more established you can back off the watering. Fertilize once a month. Keep plants away from frost during the winter.

Acalypha Autumn

The Acalypha Autumn is a beautiful outdoor shrub plant. The colleague of oranges, browns, yellows and greens in the leaves are a fireworks of fall colors. This is a more compact plant than the more common Acalyphas. It takes full sun to full shade. This plant is a great summer plant to give long lasting color to your garden or in a pot on the patio. At the beginning, the plant should be keep moist but not wet. As the plant gets more established you can back off the watering. Fertilize once a month. Keep plants away from frost during the winter.