Watering in the Winter - 1 PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Sunday, 26 January 2014 06:27

January is still considered winter, even in areas of the Pacific United States, when temperatures can reach in the high 60's F. Here the reduction of water to many plants is applied because the heat is no longer preset to increase the evaporation levels that normally would happen in the hot summer months. Reducing watering schedules will allow plants to rest and not flower, etc.

Causes of an Unhealthy Plant PDF Print E-mail
Written by Helen Melendez   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:35

unhealthy plantHaving Issues With Your Indoor Plant?-Part 1


When you have hardy species of Hawaiian plants, with foliage issues, many things can be affecting a plant. Let's first begin with watering. Let's just use the analogy of humans and their daily eating habits. We all tend to follow a schedule and when we lack food...there are consequences to our bodies. I say the same thing with live plants. A proper watering schedule is needed to maintain plants healthy and  thriving. The right amount of water is also needed, in addition to the proper watering schedule. You can't feed the same amount of water to all sizes or species of plants. That's a recipe for disaster like it has happened in the picture included here.

Live Plants and Clean Air PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 20:11

How Can Live Plants Benefit Our Health?Leaf Coverage

Did you know that "live indoor plants can reduce carbon dioxide levels as much as 10%, according to many studies. Larger plants will absorb more carbon dioxide because of the increased surface area of their foliage" - The Plant Lady

Do The Number of Indoor Plants Affect My Space? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Helen Melendez   
Monday, 29 July 2013 23:39

What's The Benefit of Live Plants Per Sq. Footage of Space?

  • Choose one 10- to 12-inch potted plant per 100 square foot of your home for the most effective air purification.

The selection of the right plant for the right space go together. You cannot place a 1' plant next to a 12' window; the window would overpower the space and that is not recommended at all. Measuring the space is always recommended, to make sure the plant would be the right height and fullness for the right space.

Humidity for Plants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Helen Melendez   
Monday, 22 July 2013 20:57

Do Plants Enjoy Humidity? - Low Humidity Areas


Cactus plans enjoy living in humidity levels of approximately 30%, while tropical plants enjoy at least 90% humidity. One can assist these desirable conditions for plants by placing humidifiers indoors or simply by keeping their plants moist with a spray bottle. At home, it's simple to do this on a daily basis, and also inside an office environment. One simply has to keep in mind to spray the plants often.

- The Plant Lady



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