One of our top favorite products at our Memphis flower shop are our blooming plants. These flowering plants include things like orchids, bromeliads, peace lilies, and more.
What most people love about blooming plants is that they offer both a green plant and the color that flowers offer. Plus, blooming plants tend to be low-maintenance and last a long time.
You can transplant them into bigger containers or a plant bed in your garden to enjoy them for even longer.
Here are some tips on taking care of blooming plants so you can enjoy them for years to come.
Overall, flowering plants thrive when they have proper light, temperature, moisture, and nutrients.
Most blooming plants do not like intensely bright sunshine but prefer indirect light. You may need to move them around the house throughout the seasons to get the best indirect light possible.
Blooming plants like to alternate between wet and dry soil conditions. You’ll need to regularly check soil moisture every few days. Stick your finger in the soil up to your first knuckle and see what it feels like. If it is dry, add enough water to wet the soil all the way to the bottom of the pot.
Be sure to use a pot that lets any excess water drain out. Do not water the flowering plant again until the soil feels thoroughly dry.
Most blooming plants do well in moderate temperatures, including night temperatures of 60° to 65° F and day temperatures of 70° to 80° F.
Since the amount of soil and nutrients available in a small pot is limited, small quantities of plant food are desirable every few weeks to ensure the blooming plant is well-fed.
Follow the directions on the fertilizer package to ensure the right mix of food and water to help the blooming plant thrive throughout the year.