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Posted by Vicky Rotunno on April 5, 2017 | Last Updated: April 13, 2017 Plants Seasonal Flowers

Caring for Bromeliads and Other Indoor Plants

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Here in Florida, we enjoy bringing the colors and beauty of nature into our homes – and onto our lanais! Plants thrive due to our hospitable year-round climate, and many of them are tropical and gorgeous! Whether you are looking to transform your home, fill your lanai or sunroom with ing plants, or give a gift – you can rely on the experts at Al’s Florist to provide the best plants. The good news is that the plants we love in Hollywood are hardy and resilient – and even if your green thumb is a little tarnished, we’ll help you to keep your indoor plants thriving.

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Bromeliads are vivid representatives of Floridian homes – these tropical plants are often seen in our sun-kissed environment and add exotic ambiance to our homes and offices. Bromeliad plants are easy to care for, even though their showy aura may appear high maintenance! If keeping as indoor plants, simply give half strength fertilizer every month during the growing season, and water by filling the cup at the base of the leaves. The collected water should be emptied out weekly, to clear debris and avoid stagnation. If for some reason you need to increase humidity (not common in our part of the world! ) place the pot on a saucer of gravel and fill partially with water, HINT: Make sure the roots are not sitting in water to prevent rot.
indoor plantsPeace lilies are popular houseplants, also known for their beauty and low maintenance requirements. They showcase lush green leaves and produce white s in the early summer which will bloom throughout the year.
To ensure that your peace lily continually thrives, keep its soil lightly moist – but never overwater. In the winter, fertilize every 6 weeks, and then once spring arrives, repot in fresh soil. Moderate, indirect light is best for the peace lily, and if you would like more s, move to a location with less light. Here’s a Tip: To guage the correct amount of light, open a book! If the lighting is indirect but you can still read comfortably, the plant will likely do well.

What are your favorite kinds of indoor plants? Let us know, and we are happy to work with you to surround you with the lovely ambiance only green and ing plants can provide. Florida has its own breed of beauty – call Al’s Florist, and we’ll help you achieve your decor goals.