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A Quick Care Guide for Your New Flowering Plant

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Azaleas, Bromeliads, Anthuriums, Kalanchoes, Begonias, African Violets, Hydrangeas, and Cyclamen! We got the best selection of blooming plants all year long. Follow these short-quick tips to keep them looking beautiful and fresh forever!


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Azalea’s soil should be kept moist consistently. When the soil is dry to the touch, try to water thoroughly and drain excess water while the plant is set on top of a saucer or dish. They typically thrive in average room temperatures between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Azalea plants also prefer bright indirect sunlight. It’s recommended to not let them be exposed to direct sun. Placing the plant in a common location like an indoor office or home would be the best option. Avoid excess hot and cold areas.

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Bromeliads are the most common exotic, indoor plant with its tropical bloom. To keep that bloom alive, place it in a moderate to warm temperature location on top of a saucer or dish to protect any furniture when watering. You must keep its soil fairly dry and thoroughly water the plant when the soil is dry to the touch. Bromeliads prefer bright sunlight and can do limited lower light, but its recommended to not expose the plant directly to the sun.

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Anthuriums have a unique, bright red bloom that is hard to miss anywhere. The first step to maintaining their bloom is keeping its soil moist and water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. Placing the anthurium in a moderate temperature location with bright indirect sunlight would be the most ideal. Anthuriums also need at least two hours of filtered light per day. It’s also best to set the plant on a saucer or dish to protect any furniture or surfaces from excess draining water.

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Kalanchoe blooms make the flowering plant sweet and unique. Kalanchoes prefer to have their soil dry. They should only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch. Kalanchoes plant prefers bright diffused sunlight, but should not be exposed to direct sun. It can also tolerate a variety of light conditions as well. Set the plant on a saucer or dish to protect your surfaces from excess water and place your new Kalanchoe in a moderate temperature location.

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Rieger Begonias prefer to keep their soil moist and drain excess water when watering. They prefer bright sunlight and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Placing your new begonia plant in a moderate temperature location should suffice, whether it be in a home or office. Make sure to also keep a saucer or dish beneath the plant to protect any surface from drainage water. Groom your flowering begonia as often as possible as they do bloom continuously and will make your plant look its best.

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African Violets have the sweetest blooms and are it the most common houseplant. Their soil should be kept moist and only water when the soil is dry to the touch. For any excess draining water, keep a convenient dish under the plant to protect your surfaces. Try to also avoid getting any water on the foliage as it may cause spotting. African Violets prefer to be placed in a location between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. It can soak up bright diffused sunlight, not any exposed direct sunlight. African Violet fertilizer is available to purchase in home garden stores.

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Hydrangeas prefer to have their soil moist and should be watered when the soil is dry to the touch. They do require lots of water so it is best to check on the soil often. Hydrangeas can be placed in a moderate temperature location or room with no excess hot or cold climates, and need bright diffused sunlight. They should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Hydrangea blooms will last when kept in temperatures between 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Cyclamen have graceful blooms when they’re nice and healthy. To maintain their glow, keep their soil moist and water thoroughly when its soil is dry. Cyclamen prefer to absorb bright diffused sunlight and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. They also thrive in temperatures between 55-68 degrees Fahrenheit. When grooming, simply twist and tug its stalk sharply as well as any roaming yellow leaves to maintain its continuous beauty.


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