Father’s Day Enclosure Card Message

  • 1) Thanks for giving me the best things in life: Your time, your care, and your love. Happy Fathers Day.
  • 2) Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.
  • "Artistic Tribute" Fathers Day Flowers3) May all the love you give to others come back to you on this special day.
  • 4)  Thanks for being there when I need you the most and even when I didn’t.
  • 5)  Thank you for being a good father and a good friend.
  • 6) Forever your daddy’s girl. Happy Father’s Day.
  • 7) My hero, my helper, my friend, my dad. Happy Father’s Day.
  • 8)  My strength and my friend, I am today what I have become because of you. Thanks, Dad.
  • 9) Happy Father’s Day to the greatest Dad in the whole world!
  • 10)  A father is a special part of all that’s cherished in the heart.
  • 11) It’s dads like you that make kids like me happy.
  • 12) #1 dad.
  • 13)  (Funny) Dad, You’re my favorite parent. If you tell Mom, I’ll deny I ever said it and you know who she’ll believe.
  • 14)  (Funny) Dad, You’ve always done what’s best for me even if I didn’t understand it at the time Which isn’t to say I understand it now, either, but I’ll take your word for it.
  • 15)   (Funny) Dad, you work so hard, you need a vacation from all life’s stress, demands, and overbearing egos I’ll try to get out of the house for a while.
  • 16)   No one ever thanks you for all of the little things that you do. The roof over our head, lights in the hallway, and boogey-man free closets. I love you. Happy Father’s Day.
  • 17)   (Funny) Dad, you’ve always given me everything I wanted. Either that or you’re very good at convincing me what I want.
  • 18)   Daddy, I maybe little But I love you real BIG!
  • 19)   You’re so great I’m really glad you turned out to be MY dad!
  • 20)   Thank you for being someone that I can always count on and always turn to. Happy Father’s Day.
  • 21)   (Funny) I hope I’ve made you proud, Dad and if not, hey, maybe you ought to lower your expectations.
  • 22)   (Funny) Happy Father’s Day. We have so much in common Like Mom, for instance.
  • 23)   (Funny) We share a love of sports that’s brought us closer, especially if we shove the recliners together.
  • 24)   (Funny) The Happy Father’s Day Checklist:  Recliner – Check. Remote – Check. Chips – Check.
  • 25)   This is your day, but don’t let me disturb you. It’s best to let sleeping Dads lie.
  • 26)   Thanks for giving me the finer things in life your time, your care, your love.
  • 27)   Somehow, in my heart, I always knew that someone unkind and loving and wise as you would turn out to be not just a wonderful husband, but a great father as well. I was right.
  • 28)   When I was little, Dad, I depended on you for my very existence. Then I figured out how to turn the TV on myself. Happy Father’s Day
  • 29)   You’re the best, Dad No matter what all Mom’s relatives say.
  • 30)   There aren’t enough words in any language to express how much I love you.
  • 31)   1. Me – 2. Your family – 3. Everyone who recognizes kindness, caring, and generosity of spirit. Just a short list of the people whose lives you’ve touched. Happy Father’s Day.

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House Plant Care & Information

Here you can find plant care information for the house plants shown below. Each plant care guide delivers information on:

  • Basic houseplant care
  • House plant light requirements
  • House plant water requirements
  • House plant fertilizer requirements
  • House plant pests and diseases
  • House plant propagation and potting
  • Pruning a house plant

You may also find our house plant toxicity list useful.


All plant care pages are listed in alphabetical order by common name, but scientific name is provided in parenthesis as well.

African Violets (Saintpaulia)

Benjamin Fig (Ficus Benjamin)

Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema vittata)

Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans massangeana)

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum pictum)

Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)

Daffodils (Narcissus)

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia picta)

Dwarf Schefflera (Schefflera arboricola)

Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)

English Ivy (Hedera helix)

Golden Pothos (Scindapsus aureus)

Green Nephthytis (Syngonium podophyllum)

Green Schefflera

Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens oxycardium)

Hydrangeas

Kalanchoe

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue/Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii)

Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)

Parlor Palm (Chamaedora elegans)

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Red Princess Philodendron

Red Margined Dracaena

Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum)

Tropical Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata major)

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis)

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Warnecki Dracaena Houseplant Care

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) Basic Plant Care

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) is a popular small house and office plant that produces dark gray-green leaves that are long with narrow lighter streaks, dark green margins and longitudinal white stripes. Caring for Dracaena deremensis is easy enough for beginners. Requiring only moderate watering and occasional fertilization, Dracaena deremensis plants are an excellent addition to any home.

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) Light Requirements

Dracaena deremensis plants thrive in bright filtered to low light conditions. Standard room temperatures provide the best atmosphere for Dracaena deremensis, also known as striped Dracaena. Do not position Dracaena houseplants near windows or doors that are frequently opened. Avoid drafty areas or positions near air vents.

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) Water Requirements

Dracaena deremensis care involves keeping the soil of plants evenly moist. Maintain an environment of medium humidity. Take care not to overwater Dracaena houseplants which can lead to root rot and other fungal problems or various performance problems such as browning leaves. Frequently misting the plants with warm water will help maintain a humid atmosphere without overwatering the soil surrounding the roots. If using tap water, let stand until room temperature to reduce the presence of chlorine and other heavy chemicals. Also avoid watering or misting with water that contains large amounts of lime as this may cause leaf stain.

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) Fertilizer Requirements

Young Dracaena deremensis plants should be fertilized twice monthly with a balanced (20-20-20) liquid fertilizer. Another option is to reduce the fertilizer to half strength for twice weekly watering or quarter strength for watering every 7-10 days. Increase the fertilization of older plants to once weekly during the spring and summer growth seasons.

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) Pests & Diseases

Common pests affecting Dracaena deremensis are spider mites, mealy bugs, scale insects, and thrips. Pathogen (fungal and bacterial) problems such as root rot are not as common. These typically result from watering issues such as root rot when overwatered or browning leaves accompanying low moisture and low humidity.

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) Propagation & Potting

Propagate striped Dracaena with stem cuttings or air layering in the spring through summer. Grow in standard soil or potting mix that allows for adequate drainage as well as proper moisture retention. Pot on in the spring. Allow the Dracaena deremensis plant to settle into the soil and the pot before continuing standard fertilization routines.

Warnecki Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) Interesting Facts

Dracaena deremensis has been approved by the NASA Clean Air Study as a plant air cleaner. The study shows that Dracaena deremensis plants remove formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, xylene, and trichloroethylene from the air for healthier breathing.

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Tropical Bromeliad Basic Houseplant Care

Tropical Bromeliad Houseplant Care:

Also known as “Orange Star,” Tropical Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata major) plants add zest and color to homes, gardens, patios and offices. Tropical Bromeliad plant care requires moderate attention and may be difficult for beginners. For a quick burst of color and life, add a tropical bromeliad houseplant to any room.

Tropical Bromeliad Houseplant Care: Light Requirements 

Tropical Bromeliad plants thrive in areas of bright filtered or indirect light. However, bromeliad houseplants also perform well in shaded areas with indirect exposure to light such as near a window that has a adjustable shade treatments. Tropical Bromeliad are also suitable to offices that may be shady or have only fluorescent light. However, the cool temperature of most offices tends to dry these plants more quickly causing a need for more attention to watering.

Tropical Bromeliad Houseplant Care: Water Requirements

Tropical Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata major) prefer moderate to high humidity. The soil of bromeliad plants must remain moist but not wet which can lead to fungal and bacterial problems commonly seen in overwatered plants. Do not let the soil become too dry or completely dry between watering. When watering, allow tap water to sit uncovered for a few hours so that many of the chemicals can evaporate that may be harmful to the bromeliad plant such as lime and chlorine.

Mist Tropical Bromeliad plants daily during growth. Bromeliad plants are usually more receptive to misting in the early morning. Mist Tropical Bromeliad plants by hand with a small water bottle set to dispense a fine mist spray or some may prefer an electric room humidifier. When misting, use lime-free water which will help to prevent leaf stain and chemical burns.

During the winter, keep the soil of bromeliad plants just moist but not excessively dry or wet. There is no need to mist during the winter.

Tropical Bromeliad Houseplant Care: Fertilizer Requirements

Apply a balanced (20-20-20) fertilizer to the soil of Tropical Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata major) plants every 2-4 weeks. Mature plants should be fertilized less often than younger plants but care should be taken not to overfertilize any houseplant as this can lead to leaf burn which is potentially lethal for the plant. Tropical Bromeliad plants should be fertilized with a water-soluble fertilizer that is free of lime to prevent leaf stain.

Standard potting mix will suffice for Tropical Bromeliad houseplants. However, many nurseries and garden supply stores carry epiphytic bromeliad potting mixes which will greatly benefit the growth of the plant. Any soil used should allow for even distribution of moisture. As with most houseplants, the soil around Tropical Bromeliad plants should have good drainage but also retain moisture well while containing essential nutrients for a healthy plant.

Tropical Bromeliad Houseplant Care: Pests & Diseases

Tropical Bromeliad plants are susceptible to few pests. However, mealybugs and fungal leaf spots may occur on some plants.

Tropical Bromeliad Houseplant Care: Propagation & Potting

Sow bromeliad seeds at 81F (27C) or remove offsets in spring. Bromeliad plants do not require frequent pruning. However, bromeliad plants should be repotted every spring to encourage new and prominent growth. If a larger pot is not necessary, it is acceptable to replace only the top soil of the plant and proceed with normal fertilization routines. As with most houseplants, discontinue fertilization routines in recently repotted plants until the bromeliad plant has fully adjusted to the new soil and pot.

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Tree Philodendron Basic Houseplant Care

Tree Philodendron Plant Care:

Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum) are very popular indoor and outdoor plants as they are attractive and require only moderate attention to care. Tree Philodendron exhibit much versatility. These plants can be seen thriving in a range of locations such as near swimming pools or livening up a large room.

Tree Philodendron Plant Care: Light Requirements

Tree Philodendron flourish best in bright filtered or indirect light. However, the Tree Philodendron is an excellent houseplant that is able to thrive in the partial shade of the indoors.

Tree Philodendron Plant Care: Water Requirements

The Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum) is commonly a tropical plant, which enjoys a moist environment. The soil surrounding the Tree Philodendron must be kept moist but without over-saturating or drying out. Water the plant freely during the growing season; spraying or wiping the leaves often with a damp cloth. During the summer, mist the Tree Philodendron leaves twice daily but water sparingly during the winter. Misting can be done with a spray water bottle or even an electric room humidifier.

Tree Philodendron Plant Care: Fertilizer Requirements

The Tree Philodendron does well with a well-balanced fertilizer. Grow the philodendron in a soilless potting mix, adding a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Even for larger trees, take care not to over-fertilize your plant as this can lead to leaf burn.

Tree Philodendron Plant Care: Pests and Diseases

Though pests are not normally problematic for the Tree Philodendron, common pests include insects and fungal problems. Typical fungal problems may include dasheen mosaic virus, scale, root rot, and fungal and bacterial leaf spots. Insects may include mealy bugs, scale insects, and spider mites.

Tree Philodendron Plant Care: Propagation and Potting

The Tree Philodendron should be layered or air layered in spring. Also in the spring, sow the seed at 66-75­F. Stem root or leaf bud cuttings should be taking during the summer.

Take care to plant your Tree Philodendron in an area that allows much room for growth. Even small specimen will become quite large if given proper care.

Tree Philodendron Plant Care: Interesting Facts

Ingestion of any part of the Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum) may cause severe discomfort. Contact with sap may cause skin irritation.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) list of poisonous houseplants, most philodendron including Tree Philodendron are poisonous to many domestic animals such as cats.

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Rubber Plant Houseplant Care — Ficus elastica

Rubber Plant Basic Plant Care:

Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) is among the most common Ficus plants used as houseplants. Rubber plant care is a task that requires moderate attention. Rubber Plant requires a very moist but well-drained environment, a good balance of light and shade, and a varying fertilizer regimen over the course of its life.

Rubber Plant Houseplant Care: Light Requirements:

Rubber Plant thrives in areas with full sun to partial shade. Take care not to house plants in rooms that receive direct sunlight the entire day. A good measure for the proper brilliance of a room is to keep the plant in a room where one’s shadow can be easily seen on the wall behind the plant throughout the course of the day.

Leaf loss is a very common occurrence in Rubber Plant kept in areas that are too dark or too drafty. When growing Rubber Plant indoors, avoid drafty areas near large windows, air vents, and opening doors. When outdoors, avoid cool and shady areas that receive little full sun. If leaf drop occurs, discontinue fertilization until the leaf drop stops and move the plant into a warmer, more well lit area.

Rubber Plant Houseplant Care: Water Requirements:

Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) requires a very humid, moist environment. Spray Rubber Plants regularly especially if the plant is surrounded by heated air. During the growing season, water moderately with lukewarm water. Let cold tap water to stand until room temperature as this allows chlorine to evaporate and reduces the shock that cold water can cause to plant roots. Reduce watering during the winter, keeping the soil moist but careful not to over water as plants require less water during their natural resting season.

Yellow leaves are a typical indication of excessive watering. A common misconception among those who nurture Rubber Plants is that yellow leaves are a sign of too little watering. If leaves begin to yellow, wilt, or fall, cease watering and fertilization until the soil becomes properly moist again and the problems discontinue.

Rubber Plant Houseplant Care: Fertilizer Requirements:

For the young roots of Rubber Plant, apply a high phosphorus fertilizer to stimulate root development. As the plant matures to producing much foliage, apply a high nitrogen fertilizer every four (4) weeks during growth as this stimulates full and healthy foliage development.

Rubber Plant Houseplant Care: Pests & Diseases:

Rubber Plant is susceptible to many common pests such as mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites, root knot nematodes and thrips. Pathogen (fungal and bacterial) problems may also occur in the form of leaf spots, crown gall, twig dieback and Southern Blight.

Rubber Plant Houseplant Care: Propagation & Potting:

Rubber Plant needs to be periodically transplanted into larger pots. Failing to transplants pots as growth occurs can cause root damage that will stunt the growth of the plants. Some binding is necessary for stability and maintaining a tight root ball for later transplanting. For this reason, transplant Rubber Plant into pots that are no more than one (1) inch larger in diameter each time. Be sure to use fresh soil for each new potting.

Root semi-ripe cuttings or leaf-bud cuttings in spring or summer using bottom heat. Seed should be sown in the spring at 59-70oF. Rubber plants can also be air layered in the spring or late summer.

Rubber Plant Houseplant Care: Pruning

Rubber plants (Ficus elastica) do not require much pruning. Mulch annually and remove dead and/or dying leaves.

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Care For Red-Margined Dracaena Houseplants

Dracaena marginata Basic Plant Care

Red-Margined Dracaena (Dracaena marginata) is a common houseplant popular as slow-growing shrubs or small trees. Red-Margined Dracaena houseplant care is easy and requires only a consistent room temperature, moderate watering, and bright filtered to low light. Also known as Madagascar Dragon Tree, Dracaena marginata may also be trained to curve for a unique appearance. Several stalks may be placed together for a full tree appeal in a corner, hallway, or small office building.

Dracaena marginata Care: Light Requirements

Red-Margined Dracaena plants are popular office and houseplants due to their tolerance of low lighting conditions and room-temperature preference. While Red-Margined Dracaena thrive best in bright and full light, the heat from direct sunlight can often be overwhelming and cause poor performance problems for the plants. Bright-filtered indirect light is perfect for houseplants while plants will also perform well in the cool and constant light conditions of an office.

Dracaena marginata Care: Water Requirements

Caring for Red-Margined Dracaena plants is easy in terms of watering. These plants can tolerate periods of infrequent watering but are sensitive to excessive watering. Root rot, browning leafs and leaf drop and other performance problems may occur from excessive watering or soil that does not allow proper drainage. Take care when watering Red-Margined Dracaena plants with tap water as they are highly sensitive to nutrition inadequacies. Excessive amounts of fluoride can lead to yellowing leaf tips. Boron and calcium deficiencies may also cause performance problems.

Dracaena marginata Care: Fertilizer Requirements

Red-Margined Dracaena houseplants do not need to be fertilized often. A balanced (20-20-20) liquid fertilizer monthly will suffice. Another option is to reduce the fertilizer to quarter strength and apply when watering. In the same way that a yard can be burned from too much fertilizer, Dracaena marginata can also be burned from overfertilization.

Dracaena marginata Care: Pests & Diseases

Few pests and pathogen problems are common during Red-Margined Dracaena care. Spider mites, scale insects, and mealy bugs may occur. Dracaena marginata also attracts bees, birds, and butterflies. Pathogen problems such as root rot typically only occur from excessive watering or allowing the plant to sit in water.

Dracaena marginata Care: Propagation & Potting

Red-Margined Dracaena plants may be propagated using several methods. Divide the root ball of more mature plants. Stem cuttings are also an option and should be taken in spring. Air layering is another option during the spring. Red-Margined Dracaena may also be propagated by seed. This should be performed indoors before the last frost of the year.

Standard potting mix works well with Red-Margined Dracaena. Select a soil that allows for moisture retention for a healthy plant and adequate drainage to prevent over watering.

Dracaena marginata Interesting Flower Facts

Dracaena marginata has been selected by the NASA Clean Air Study as a plant air cleaner. Dracaena marginata has been shown to reduce the levels of formaldehyde in the air.

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Red Princess Philodendron Basic Houseplant Care

Red Princess Philodendron Plant Care:

The Red Princess philodendron is a great started plant for houseplant beginners due to the ease of care. Red Princess philodendrons are beautiful hybrid plants with large, slightly arched and full leaves that stand out in every room making them great plants for the home, office or cool garden. The Red Princess philodendron is an evergreen vine that thrives in partial shade at moderate temperatures. While blooms on this fast-growing climber may appear at any time during the year, most plants in confinement never bloom.

Red Princess Philodendron Plant Care: Light Requirements

Red Princess philodendron flourish best in bright filtered or indirect light. However, the Red Princess philodendron is an excellent houseplant that is able to thrive in the partial shade of the indoors.

Red Princess Philodendron Plant Care: Water Requirements

The Red Princess philodendron is commonly a tropical plant, which enjoys a moist environment. The soil surrounding the Red Princess philodendron must be kept moist but without over-saturating or drying out. Water the plant freely during the growing season; spraying or wiping the leaves often with a damp cloth. During the summer, mist the Red Princess philodendron leaves twice daily but water sparingly during the winter.

Red Princess Philodendron Plant Care: Fertilizer Requirements

The Red Princess philodendron does well with a well-balanced fertilizer. Grow the philodendron in a soilless potting mix, adding a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly.

Red Princess Philodendron Plant Care: Pests and Diseases

Though pests are not normally problematic for the Red Princess philodendron, common pests include insects and fungal problems. Typical fungal problems may include dasheen mosaic virus, scale, root rot, and fungal and bacterial leaf spots. Insects may include mealy bugs, scale insects, and spider mites.

Red Princess Philodendron Plant Care: Propagation and Potting

The Red Princess philodendron should be layered or air layered in spring. Also in the spring, sow the seed at 66-75­F. Stem-tip or leaf bud cuttings should be taking during the summer.

Red Princess Philodendron Plant Care: Interesting Facts

Ingestion of any part of the Red Princess philodendron may cause severe discomfort. Contact with sap may cause skin irritation.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) list of poisonous houseplants, most philodendron including Red Princess philodendron are poisonous to many domestic animals such as cats.

The small epiphytic Red Princess philodendron are suitable for a large hanging basket. Support the climbing stems with a moss pole.

Because the Red Princess philodendron is a hybrid, it is often difficult to find a scientific classification for the species of this houseplant. When buying Red Princess plants, most sources will be familiar with the term Philodendron ‘Red Princess’.

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Peace Lily Plant Care

The peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is one of the most commonly known houseplants. Peace lilies are shiny green leafed plants that bloom normally spring through summer. In warmer climates some species of Spathiphyllum are suitable for humid shade borders.

Peace Lily Care: Light Requirements

Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) prefers bright filtered natural light. However, the peace lily is tolerant of low light levels making it an excellent houseplant. It can be used outdoors in warm humid areas with filtered light or partial shade. Exposure to direct light may cause yellowing leaves with a burnt appearance.

Peace Lily Care: Water Requirements

Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum) prefers an evenly moist environment. For plants grown in soil, drainage is important; your peace lily pot should have drain holes. Watering your peace lily once a week is usually sufficient. However, when the plant is grown in low light levels or cooler temperatures water requirements may be less. Water requirements may increase with brighter light levels or warmer temperatures and during periods of rapid growth; use tepid water when watering or misting.

Testing the soil before watering by sticking finger in soil up to first knuckle can help you determine the need for water – if soil is moist don’t water. Placing the peace lily in high humidity or creating a humid environment is beneficial to the plant. Peace Lilies are good candidates for hydroponics. Peace lilies are susceptible to chlorine damage; let chlorine evaporate from tap water before using or use distilled water. Over-watering may cause leaves to turn yellow and under-watering may cause plants to wilt and the leaf edges to turn yellow or brown.

Peace Lily Care: Fertilizer Requirements

Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum) do best if fertilized on a regular basis. Applying a well-balanced (20-20-20) liquid soluble fertilizer monthly works well for peace lilies. A diluted version of the monthly fertilizer used weekly is also acceptable. Leaves with brown spots may be the result of over-fertilization (concentration could be too high).

Peace Lily Care: Pests and Diseases

Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum) are susceptible to a few insects such as aphids, spider mites, and mealy bugs. However, insect problems are very minimal with peace lilies. Insect problems can be taken care of with insecticides, insecticidal soap or by washing the plant. Root rot, leaf spot and bacterial soft rot do occur in peace lilies, but are usually the result of improper care. Diseases can be taken care with fungicides or proper care methods including good drainage and re-potting.

Peace Lily Care: Propagation and Potting

Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) should be re-potted when the root growth has overfilled the container. Use a humus rich potting soil to repot the peace lily. To help the roots to retain soil and prevent the root tearing, re-pot the plant when the soil is somewhat moist. For determining pot size follow this rule of thumb; use a pot that is 1 ½ times the size of the previous pot. When placing the peace lily in it’s new pot, keep the plant level the same as it was in the old pot (fill the pot so that the top of the root-ball is at the same level as before). After re-potting, water slightly to remove any air bubbles that might have occurred and wait a couple of weeks before fertilizing.

You can create new peace lily plants by dividing them. Propagate by removing the peace lily from it’s container; then take a sharp knife and cut the plant from the roots to the top of the plant – this will ensure that each plants has an ample amount of roots. Take the divide pieces and follow the re-potting instructions – container will need to be same size as original container.

Peace Lily Care: Pruning

Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum) require very little pruning. Unattractive leaves can be removed on an as needed basis; follow the leaf stem to the base of the plant and cut off. Once a peace lily bloom is spent remove the same way you would a leaf. Removing the bloom helps to encourage more blooms.

Interesting Peace Lily Facts

Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) help improve air quality. A peace lily removes formaldehyde, benzine and carbon monoxide from the air.

Ingestion of any part of the peace lily may cause mild stomach upset and contact with the sap can cause skin irritation.

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Parlor Palm Houseplant Care

Basic Parlor Palm Plant Care

Parlor Palm (Chamaedora elegans) is a very popular houseplant with rich green, slightly arched and slender leaves. Parlor Palm plants are often passed from generation to generation as the very slow-growing lives actively for many years. The small size, ranging from a few inches to three feet, makes Parlor Palm plants an ideal match for tabletop decorations, terrariums, and other small spaces inside a house. Some may also wish to grow hardy plants in a shaded border, a courtyard, or the warmth and shade of a patio. Care for Parlor Palm plants is moderately easy. These plants require an evenly moist environment with moderate humidity.

Parlor Palm Plant Care: Light Requirements

Native to rainforest regions, Parlor Palm (Chamaedora elegans) thrives in low light and shaded areas of the home. Bright filtered light is also acceptable but do not place in direct sunlight. Intense light may cause drying of the plant which can lead to pest and pathogen problems later or cause the Parlor Palm to perform poorly.

Parlor Palm Plant Care: Water Requirements

Parlor Palm prefers areas with high humidity. The soil around a Parlor Palm should be evenly moist. Water freely during the growing season but reduce the frequency of watering during the winter. Make sure that the soil remains moist but well drained. Brown leaf tips are a common problem with Parlor Palm and are usually indicative of excessive soil watering or a lack of humidity.

Parlor Palm Plant Care: Fertilizer Requirements

Fertilizer requirements for Parlor Palm houseplants are rather simple. Apply a balanced (20-20-20) liquid fertilizer monthly. Another option is to reduce to quarter strength and apply weekly when lightly watering.

Parlor Palm Plant Care: Pests & Diseases

Parlor Palms are susceptible to several pest and pathogen problems. Plants may experience difficulty with scale insects, mealybugs, and spider mites. Typical pathogen (fungal and bacterial) that may infect Parlor Palm houseplants are fungal leaf spots, root rot, and stem cankers. Fungal leaf spots and root rot are usually indicative of excessive watering and other moisture problems. Prevention is the best cure for pathogen problems by maintaining a healthy plant which is better able to fight off infection.

Cankers can be caused by fungi, bacteria, or frost and can be spread through the air, wind, animals, plant shears, and more. Typically, a cankerous infection forms in a wound or opening which kills the plant and stifles the flow of nutrients to the portion of the plant above the diseased area. Any portion above the diseased area can show signs of decline. Prevention is again the best cure through proper pruning and maintenance.

Parlor Palm Plant Care: Propagation & Potting

Parlor Palms are among the slowest growing houseplants. Maximum height for Parlor Palm plants is just above a meter but may take decades to reach. For this reason, Parlor Palms do not require potting on as often as many other plants. Pot on or top dress in spring to ensure proper nutrition in the soil of active plants. Care for Parlor Palm houseplants by growing in standard potting mix that allows adequate drainage while allowing the plant to retain moisture.

Parlor Palm Plant Care: Pruning

During the dormant period, remove dead leaves, diseased leaves or branches, or any branches that are rubbing against one another as this may cause cuts. When trimming, avoid making stubs. Leave incisions as small as possible as plants will have an easier time naturally healing the wound.

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Originally posted on Flowershopnetwork.com/blog.