Quick Care Tips for Your Holiday Plants!

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We love this time of year here in the garden center, and we want to make sure you get the very best out of your holiday favorites! So, we made a list of quick care tips to help you out:

Poinsettias 

  • Place in indirect sunlight, indoors or out
  • Water every other day to every 3rd day by setting in sink to soak, then drain  or place 4-5 ice cubes per day in pot 
  • Fertilize every 2 weeks with Hasta Gro
  • Periodically freshen up by pulling old leaves

Christmas Trees (Fresh Cut) 

  • Avoid placing tree in draft of heater or air conditioner
  • Keep water reservoir filled! Tree will drink a lot at first and then slow down once the tree is hydrated

Living Christmas Trees

  • Limit the amount of time they are indoors – up to 2 weeks is good
  • Water when dry, about every 3 days depending on size of root ball
  • At end of season, when moving back outdoors acclimate to full sun

Christmas Cactus

  • Keep in indirect sunlight, indoors or out
  • Water when dry, about every 4-5 days
  • Fertilize every 2 weeks with Hasta Gro

English Ivy Topiaries

  • Keep in indirect sunlight, indoors or out
  • Water when dry, about every 7 days depending on root ball size and air humidity
  • Again, fertilize with Hasta Gro every few weeks 
  • Trim as needed to shape our tuck new runners into the topiary form

Blooming Amaryllis

  • Keep in good indirect indoor light
  • Keep soil moist but not wet
  • Once bloom fades, trim and plant in garden, leaving center of bulb above soil level

Blooming Cyclamen

  • One more time…keep in good indirect indoor or outdoor light 
  • Water when dry
  • Trim spent blooms to encourage new blooms
  • Best outdoors in pots once holiday season is over

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