PLANT CARE

House plant care, the THORN floral way.

Plants are locally sourced, low maintenance & grown with love.


LIGHT

  • Bright indirect natural light source
  • West, East & South facing windows are typically best
  • Low light plants will tolerate North facing exposure
  • Too much sun can scorch the leaves and roots
  • Distance plant(s) from cold drafts or heat sources
  • Avoid inadequate light conditions

WATER

  • Avoid watering with a heavy hand
  • Place plant(s) in a sink, bucket or tub & gently soak with lukewarm tap water
  • Allow the excess water to drain thru before returning plant(s) to pot – proper pot drainage is important
  • Small plant(s) = water every weekly
  • Medium – Large plant(s) = water every other weekly

UPKEEP

  • Remove any unhealthy leaves or stems with sharp pruners
  • Avoid over-watering, under-watering & letting the plant(s) sit in water
  • Rotate your plant(s) regularly for even growth
  • Top up the soil, as needed
  • Use a cloth soaked in warm water & mild dish soap to whip dusty leaves, when needed

HUMIDITY

  • Use a plant mister occasionally
  • Group your house plants together to increase humidity
  • Set up pebble tray or vase filled with water & place near your plant(s)
  • Shower your plant(s) – boosts humidity, rinses leaves & an excellent watering technique
  • Plants thrive in high humidity

BENEFITS

  • Purifies the air
  • Absorbs toxins, pollutants & carbon dioxide
  • Improves mood, concentration, productivity & reduces stress
  • Boost immune system and improved mental health
  • Adds life to your space & creative privacy
  • Reduces noise levels

FOOD

  • Fertilize during growing season (typically Spring-Summer)
  • Indoor plant fertilizer may be sold at local hardware stores, nurseries or garden centres
  • Natural DIY fertilizers; epsom salts, banana water, coffee grounds or green tea
  • Careful not to over fertilize – skip fertilizing if you’re unsure

CACTI

  • Tolerates any natural light conditions – bright is best
  • Thrives in dry soil
  • Water sparsely every 4 weeks
  • Rotate regularly for even grown
  • Avoid over water

PS.

  • Every plant is a little different in their requirements and hardiness
  • All plants need the occasional pruning of unhealthy leaves – which encourages the plant to produce new, healthier new growth
  • Feel the soil (2-3″ inch in the soil) with a finger to gauge how often to water your plants
  • Most common plant killers are: overwatering, improper drainage, inadequate light conditions or “over care
  • Larger plants can be easier to care for, due to a more established root system and more forgiving
  • Plants thrive in stability – avoid moving your plants around your home
  • Pest problems can occur due to prolonged insufficient care
  • Only repot when necessary and the plant is visibly overgrown – THORN floral offers repotting services

Email THORNfloral@gmail.com or text (647 340 6066) call for further assistance