Thank you for coming to the boutique this holiday season, it has been a pleasure meeting all of you. We always get wonderful clients who claim they “can’t keep their plants alive” or are “a bad plant parent” – this is not true!
Sometimes, there are so many opinions on raising your plant babies, it’s hard to know which source to trust. We thought we’d share a few of our personal tips that have worked for succulents and orchid care, so you can make the most of your holiday purchases.
To water or not to water? The finger test is key.
Orchids need indirect sunlight and water when they get bone dry – we suggest the “finger test” for this since the top of the soil can be dry, while the bottom is very damp.
The Orchid Finger Test: Put your finger one inch down into the roots and moss of the orchid. if the moss is bone dry, go ahead and give it enough water to get to the bottom of the roots. If the moss is moist, you do not need to water the orchid.
Test. Dry. Water. Repeat.
Succulents need lots of indirect sunlight and water when the soil is completely dry. These plants enjoy drying out between waterings, which gives them a popular low-maintenance reputation.
The Succulent Finger Test: Put your finger one inch down into the soil, if the soil is moist, do not water. If the soil is dry add 1/4 cup of water to each succulent. Remember, they love to dry out in between, so give them a day or two to do that.
Prune any bottom leaves that are too dry or too moist.
Our holiday collections are available at the boutique! Don’t forget about the plant lovers on your holiday list.