Thursday, February 9, 2017

Flowering Gifts for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to delight that special someone in your life. A live flowering plant  is a very personalized gift and will remind them of you long after Valentine's Day is over. Some plants to consider for Valentine's Day include African violets, azaleas, bromeliads, cyclamen, cineraria, kalanchoe, orchids and African violets. Most of these plants will do well in bright, indirect light.
Orchids come in a variety of colors and are easy to care for, if you keep them in a bright spot and watch the watering.
Make a statement this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful flowering Bougainvillea. This one features variegated foliage as well as outstanding blooms.
African violet plants like a spot that has bright, indirect light. They prefer to be water from the bottom.
Azalea plants do best in a slightly cooler spot, so once Valentine's Day is over, place them in a cool (about 65) bright spot.
For a more tropical look, choose one of the bromeliads. Bromeliads are low-maintenance plants related to pineapples. They don’t need much water and are fairly easy to grow.
Cineraria plants are available in red and purple colors.
Cyclamen will tolerate lower light and cooler temperatures and like to be kept moist.
Kalanchoe will do well in the low humidity of most houses this time of year. They like to dry out a little between watering. Place them in a bright room, out of direct sunlight. With a little care these colorful plants will bloom for many weeks after Valentine's Day.

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