Thursday, July 30, 2015

All you need to know about Sansevierias.

Snake plants, mother-in-laws tongue and snakes tongue are some common names for the famous Sansevieria. If you have one then you know that caring for one can be quite easy but make a simple mistake and your plant will die from root rot and stink up your house. Here are some easy guidelines on how to make your Sansevieria grow beautifully. 

How to take care of your Sansevieria 

  • When you plant your Sansevieria make sure you use a potting medium not garden soil so that way it can retain water better. When your Sansevieria's roots start to show at the bottom of the pot remove it and put it in a bigger container so it can grow. 
  • Make sure you place your Sansevieria in a well lit room (by the window preferably)
  • Sansevieria's don't like direct sunlight because it will start wilting. 
  • Sansevieria's don't like too much water so only water when the soil is completely dry and water it only along the edges. 

 I hope this post helps with all your Sansevieria needs! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flower of the month: Larkspur

Larkspur, also commonly mistaken for Delphinium, is an annul Medetterian plant that's from the buttercup family. Larkspur produces lovely spikes of blue, purple, pink, or white flowers in spring and summer.  

How to grow/take care of your Larkspur

  • When planting larkspur seeds, they must have a cold period before germination. Chilling them in the refrigerator works best make sure you chill them for at least 2 weeks. 
  • Plant them in moist soil and chill them there for two weeks. Keep in mind that larkspur seeds often will not germinate at temps above 65 Fahrenheit. 
  • Larkspur do not like to be moved, so plant seeds into their permanent location. 
  • Staking the tall plants is another aspect of larkspur flower care. So make sure you stake them with a wooden stake that can accommodate the potential 6 to 8 foot growth.
  • Make sure you water them especially during times of drought. 
  • You can add fertilizer to larkspur to help growth usually every other month. 

I hope this post helps with all your larkspur needs!