Spring is a great time to think about new plants for your home. They will help you make the space cozier and bring freshness. You need to be careful when choosing new plants be it potted ones or those to plant outside. Carefully check the plant and ask the seller everything you need to know.
When looking for a plant, feel free to choose those that you like most. A good option to bring more joy and color is to choose Daylilies and Begonias, or Amaryllis. Think in advance where you would like to place them and choose the corresponding pots as spring is the perfect time to repot plants.
Let’s check some useful tips and facts about plants you might not know.
● Plant Age
Each plant, like any living creature, goes through its own life cycle. Older plants and flowers take root worse in a new place. A plant that is too young does not adapt very well either when getting into an apartment from greenhouse conditions.
The age of large plants is indicated by their size: for example, a palm tree grows about 30 centimeters in a year, that is, if the trunk height is more than 180, such a plant should not be purchased: its best times are behind. For small potted plants, leaf condition is an indicator of age. Over time, in the lower part, they dry out and fall off, only the top ones remain. In most cases, such a plant can be given a second life if you cut off the top and place it in a vessel with water and when roots appear, plant it in the ground.
● Conflicting Plants
Plants can conflict and not get along with each other. The most vivid example is fashionable compositions with plants requiring different care. They are watered and fed at the same time, as a result, one dries up, and the other begins to rot from excess moisture.
An example of a successful union is aglaonema and zamioculcas. The leaves of the former are directed downward, and the latter seeks upward, both are unpretentious and perfectly coexist in one box, creating a spectacular composition.
● Cut Flowers
Some species are present in shops all year round. These are roses, carnations, and gerberas. Others appear at certain times of the year: tulips in spring, peonies in summer, gladioli and asters in autumn. In this sense, the market follows nature, the current assortment corresponds to the life cycle of plants.
Winter is the worst time for any flowers: during transportation, frost instantly burns delicate petals. Indifferent sellers wrap bouquets in the paper, and caring ones provide special bags for packaging or wrap flowers in warm foam.
Overall, if you want to purchase a certain plant, it is reasonable to ask the seller about it and check information on the Internet. Thus, you will know the specifics of care for a certain plant.