Watering in the Summer-2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Helen Melendez   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 02:30

Hot Watering Days

In our Las Vegas summers, dry and hot is very common. This of course, does not mean humidity at all. When handling your indoor plants, spraying them with a water bottle daily would be lovely for them. Your plants would truly love you. With dry indoor temperatures, this brings humidity to the plants and improves their growth/health.

-The Plant Lady

Watering in the Summer-1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Helen Melendez   
Monday, 08 July 2013 22:12

Hot Summer Days

To over water or not? That is the question. Well, all will depend on the location of the plant. I have noticed with areas that are closer to a window, this  causes the plants to dry out faster, especially if the sun faces those areas. Ventilation above a plant, also plants to dry out faster; this is whether is cooler or hotter air. If the plant is smaller, I have also noticed how the plant also dries out faster.

- The Plant Lady

Watering in the Summer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Helen Melendez   
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 22:40

To Water or Not to Water?

I get this question asked very often during the summer months. All watering schedules are determined by various indoor factors:

1. Temperature

2. Air Vent Location

3. Lighting/Sun Exposure

4. I don't write humidity, since we are in the desert!

5. Size of the grow pot/plantwatering plants

These factors go into effect when deciding what type of watering schedule to give to your indoor plants. Once we understand the answers, then we determine how much water to add to a plant.

Fertilizing-Part 3 PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Friday, 21 June 2013 22:17

Advantages vs. Disadvantages

Granular fertilizers are easy to spread beneath roots when planting and give an immediate burst of growth to the plant. They don't leak out of the soil around the plant as quickly as liquid fertilizers do. However, the strength of the growth-spurting nutrients of granules lessen over time; and if they fall on foliage, they can cause burns.

Fertilizing-Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Monday, 10 June 2013 03:17

Granular Fertilizer vs. Liquid Fertilizer

  • Granular fertilizer comes in three types: plain, which is the most commonly used; pelleted or coated, which is uniform and more expensive; and slow-release, which is coated with one of several substances that cause the nutrients to be released over a period of time, usually from three to nine months. Liquid fertilizers are water-soluble and usually come in a form which needs to be diluted with water. The time-release granules are the ones compared below to the liquid fertilizers.


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