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Plant of the Week: Mothers Day!

Seeing as Mothers Day is quickly approaching (this Sunday for those of you who didn’t know), I’ve decided to do plant of the week a little differently this week. Instead of one plant with a long article, this week there will be multiple plants with short descriptions and basic care to give you all some ideas for plants that moms will love.

First up on the list is an anthurium! Native to South America, this unique bloomer is sure to make the mother in your life happy! These beautiful plants grow well in bright indirect light and should only be watered when the soil is dry to the touch, as they are prone to root rot.

Up next is a plant of the week returnee, the phalaenopsis orchid. Native to South East Asia, this plant is a staple of beauty and makes the perfect gift. High humidity and bright, indirect light are key for this wonderful plant’s survival. Once the potting medium begins to dry, water your orchid but make sure it doesn’t sit in the water.

The next plant is the wonderful begonia. Native to South and Central America, Africa and South East Asia, these plants can be planted indoor or outdoors! These plants enjoy bright, indirect light and high humidity levels. Allow the soil to dry before watering and water into the soil, not the leaves as to keep fungi from endangering the plant.

The final plant on today’s list is another plant of the week returnee, the African Violet. Native to Eastern tropical Africa, this easy to care for plant is another great gift for those who’s green thumb isn’t as amazing as others.  Don’t allow the violet to dry out or become soggy, moderate watering is all they need. Medium to bright, indirect light is perfect for these little plants!

If you saw any plants that you think the mother in your life would enjoy, come on down to Incahoots and pick up one for a wonderful gift. We can also foil wrap and repot plants for that extra touch!

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