Caring for Orchids, Bromeliads, & Succulents

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Did you ever wish you had more of a green thumb? Everyone can enjoy success when cultivating green and flowering plants at home when you combine these easy-care plants with expert knowledge from Peoples Flowers. With over 315,000 types of green and flowering plants, orchids, and succulents, it would not be possible to offer a comprehensive list of care instructions. However, we are glad to suggest some maintenance tips for a few of the more popular plant choices in our shop – like these basic care instructions for three of our favorites.

Remember: Green and flowering plants make excellent gifts for Administrative Professionals Day! 

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Phalaenopsis Orchids 
Level of Care: Low to moderate maintenance
Watering: Water when the soil begins to dry out, usually once every 7-10 days.
Feeding: Fertilize your plants with an orchid feed product. Re-pot with fresh mix when the bloom is done
Light Exposure: Moderately bright
Miscellaneous: If you see spotting on flowers, your orchid may be sick – check that roots are not saturated.

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Bromeliads (shown above) 
Level of Care: Low maintenance
Watering: Fill the cup at the base of the leaves with water as needed. Remove any dirty or stagnant water.
Feeding: Fertilize your plants with a half-strength product.
Light Exposure: Bromeliads enjoy bright light and can tolerate direct sunlight.
Climate: Humidity is necessary for optimum bromeliad growth. If air is too dry, use a humidifier, or mist the plant daily to simulate humidity.

Succulents (shown below) 
Level of Care: Low maintenance
Watering: Let the soil dry between watering.
Light Exposure: Succulents thrive in bright, direct sunlight.
Miscellaneous: These hardy plants will do best in well-draining materials such as cactus soil, sand, gravel or volcanic rock.orchidsWhatever your favorite varieties of indoor green or flowering plants or succulents, we have the right choice for any occasion. Trust the professional floral designers at Peoples Flowers – browse our site, and then call us with any questions you may have. Peoples Flowers is committed to ensuring that your Albuquerque home or office is naturally beautiful!

 

Flowering Plants from Peoples are Perfect for Budding Green Thumbs

European Garden

Revel in greenery with the European Garden basket.

Some people are born gardeners. Some people have to learn. The New Mexico climate, with long spells of dry weather and copious monsoon rains, can be a challenge for gardeners. One way to exercise your green thumb is with indoor plants. Flowering plants, in particular, are a beautiful way to bring color into a home.

Giving Flowering Plants as Gifts
When deciding between a bouquet or a flowering plant as a gift, consider the person you are sending it to. Is he already a gardener? Does she already have houseplants? Is it someone living in an apartment who misses having space to grow plants? Those are all perfect recipients for a flowering plant. When you give a flowering plant, you’re sharing a gift that will stay around as a reminder of a wonderful occasion.

Even after the first round of blooms are done, many flowering plants will bloom again with plentiful, fresh flowers. It’s a great way to introduce loved ones to gardening or add to an avid indoor gardener’s existing collection. Let the professional florists at Peoples Flowers help you discover the perfect flowering plant for your own home or as a gift for someone special.

Choose a Flowering Plant
Peoples Flowers offers a variety of different plants at our Albuquerque metro area locations and through our nationwide delivery service. For a classy and elegant gift, look to our orchid selection. These exotic flowers are settled into a decorative container and are always visually impressive. An orchid fits into any decor and offers long-lasting blooms.

Emphasize the greenery with the combination of blooming and foliage plants in our European Garden arrangement, a delightful antidote to hot days in the high desert areas of New Mexico. A mum plant is another great choice for a summery gift. Bright yellow flowers bring a sense of cheer and sunshine. Know someone with a gourmet streak? Look to People’s Food and Plant Basket for a fun combination of edibles paired with a small potted plant. It’s the best of both worlds delivered together in a woven basket.

Mum plant

A Mum plant is a cheery gift.

Caring for Flowering Plants
Flowering plants from Peoples Flowers make for welcome, low-maintenance house guests. Here are a few tips for keeping your new plant happy. Remove old blooms or leaves. A pair of scissors or pinching with your fingers will keep the plant looking clean and attractive. You can set the plant in a saucer for watering or simply place it in the sink, soak it and allow the excess to run off.

Many flowering plants will be happy with indirect sunlight. A windowsill or table near a window may be the perfect location. With a little care, flowering plants will often deliver new rounds of blooms to brighten your room. Certain plants like particular conditions such as moist soil or warm temperatures. The best gauge is to simply keep an eye on your plant. If it’s happy and healthy, it will show it and reward you with a new round of color.