Plant Care

ADIANTUM

ADIANTUM raddianum (Maidenhair Fern)

Pot size: 12cm

Height reached: 30cm

The maidenhair fern is grown and appreciated for its soft delicate foliage. Maidenhair ferns are evergreen perennials and can last for years if they are well looked after!

Position:   Pointsettia’s perform best in medium light conditions. They do not tolerate direct sunlight.

Watering: The soil should be kept moist at all times. If positioned correctly, the plants should be well watered weekly.

Maidenhair ferns are excellent bathroom plants. They enjoy and benefit from the steam and humidity created in bathrooms and tend to thrive in this location!

Additional care:

  • To ensure your plant maintains it’s stunning green foliage, feed monthly with a soluble plant food.
AMARYLLIS - POTTED

AMARYLLIS - potted

AMARYLLIS - potted

Pot size – 15cm plastic pot

Height reached – 25 – 35cm (large), 15 – 25cm mini

Once growth is triggered, Amaryllis takes 4 – 6 weeks to flower. Several flowers are produced per stem. Flowering lasts for 10 – 14 days.

Position:               Amaryllis perform best in a high light location at constantly warm temperatures   (21 - 25̊̊C). They thrive both in and outdoors.

Watering:            Keep the soil slightly moist by watering sparingly around the neck of the bulb. Excess water will drain into the saucer and should be removed once accumulated.

Additional care: Fertilizing is not necessary

Amaryllis specific information:

Whilst growing the flower stalks will bend as they grow towards the sun. Rotate the pot as required to maintain a straight, strong stem. After flowering the plant should be left until the leaves have dried and died-back completely. Cut them off and store the bulb in a cool, dry place to replant or re-grow the following season.

ANTHURIUM-varieties

ANTHURIUM varieties

Pot size – 10 - 25cm

Height reached – ± 30cm

Anthuriums can flower for up to 6 months. The plants will last several years and flowering can be triggered with additional feeding and high light positions

Position:               Performs well in high light positions, but not in direct sunlight

Watering:            Water weekly

Additional care:

  • Monthly feeding will prolong flowering

Gone are the days of only red anthurium flowers. Anthuriums are available in a wide range of colours, some varieties have larger blooms than others and they may vary in the proliferation of blooms.

Afra Spekbroom

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Afra Spekbroom

Pot size – 16.5cm
Height reached - ± 30 – 40cm

Spekbrooms will flower for 2 – 3 months as is.

Position: High light position, ideally getting some sunlight
Great on patio’s, window sills and outdoors
Watering: In sunny area’s water daily, otherwise every 2nd day as required

Additional care:
• Dead head old blooms regularly to encourage new bud formation.

BEGONIA elatior varieties

BEGONIA elatior varieties

Pot size – 10 - 15cm

Height reached – ± 30cm

Begonia’s flower for 6 - 8 weeks. The plants are grown from corms, which are seasonal and as such only last for a few months

Position:  Performs well in high light positions,

Watering: Whilst flowering, Begonia’s need to be watered every few days

 

Additional care:

  • Monthly feeding will prolong flowering

Begonia’s are available in a range of bright colours. They flower in profusion and make a stunning feature plant in a dull area.

BONSAI - Ficus Ginseng

BONSAI - Ficus Ginseng

A wonderful choice for beginner growers! The bonsai tree has been treasured for centuries for its uniqueness and the tranquility it brings to all those fortunate to view its splendour.

Pot size – rectangular ceramic pot, 10cm deep

Height reached – keep trimmed to current height, ± 30cm

Bonsai’s are expected to last for several years. They are hardy, low maintenance plants. Re-potting may be necessary once every 2 – 3 years depending on the plant growth. Roots should also be pruned back at this time.

Position: Bonsai Ficus ginseng performs best in well-lit area’s with natural sunlight ie. an outdoor or patio location with morning sun, or in a sunny location indoors. As with all Ficus varieties, they need fresh air and good ventilation.

Watering: Moderate watering is required ie. every 2 - 3 days in summer and less in cooler weather

Pruning: New leaves should be pruned to maintain a sturdy, dwarf growth habit. A good rule of thumb is to cut back approximately half the new leaves, maintaining a balance in the foliage and plant symmetry.

Additional care:

  • Feed every 2 weeks with a soluble plant food
BONSAI - Spekboom

BONSAI - Spekboom

Bonsai is a Japanese art form using trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures ie. China (where bonsai originated) and Vietnam (miniature living landscapes). The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years.

Bonsai involves the appreciation of art, nature and a love of trees.

South Africa has a wealth of + 2000 indigenous tree varieties. The art and passion of growing indigenous bonsai trees recognises reinforces awareness of our country and environment. Growing bonsai is an enjoyable, rewarding experience.

A few facts about Bonsai

  • Bonsai range in size from mini to metres tall.
  • Any woody perennial plant with small enough leaves can be bonsai, even herbs such as rosemary.
  • Most bonsai are outdoor plants – don’t try to keep them in your living room.
  • It doesn’t matter how old a bonsai is – what matters is how old it looks.
  • The wood, not the leaves, makes a bonsai look old and gives it character.
  • Deciduous tree’s drop their leaves in winter… the tree is dormant but not dead! Maintain watering

 

Position: Bonsai trees needs sunlight. Indigenous bonsai are best grown outdoors in filtered sunshine and need ± 6 hours of sunlight a day. Sunny windowsills, patio’s and sun rooms are ideal.

Watering: The watering of bonsai must not be neglected... Never allow the soil to become completely dry. If positioned in full sun, it may be necessary to water once a day. (Watering varies with size pot, type of soil and tree variety).

Pruning: The ‘art’ of bonsai depends on your personal preference. Branches and leaves are trimmed as needed, with over 30 different bonsai styles options. Indigenous bonsai trees should be repotted every 2 – 3 years to accommodate and encourage growth. Roots are trimmed to prevent excessive growth.

Fertilizer: Feed monthly by adding a liquid fertilizer to your watering routine.

Additional care:

  • Bonsai care should be simple and fun
  • As your passion and interest in bonsai develops, consult bonsai books and websites for detailed advice on bonsai care and styling
  • Bonsai Clubs are active throughout South Africa – to make contact with the closest club in your area please contact South African Bonsai Association www.saba.co.za or visit your local garden centre for more advice
CAPSICUM VARIETIES

CAPSICUM VARIETIES - CHILLIES

Pot size: 12cm

Height reached: 30cm

The maidenhair fern is grown and appreciated for its soft delicate foliage. Maidenhair ferns are evergreen perennials and can last for years if they are well looked after!

Position: Pointsettia’s perform best in medium light conditions. They do not tolerate direct sunlight.

Watering: The soil should be kept moist at all times. If positioned correctly, the plants should be well watered weekly.

Maidenhair ferns are excellent bathroom plants. They enjoy and benefit from the steam and humidity created in bathrooms and tend to thrive in this location!

Additional care:

  • To ensure your plant maintains it’s stunning green foliage, feed monthly with a soluble plant food.
CHRYSANTHEMUMS

CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Pot size: Mini = 7.5cm, Standard = 15cm

Height reached: Mini = 10cm, Std = 30cm

Chrysanthemums are easy to grow indoor flowers. Available all year round. Flower indoors for 3 – 4 weeks. Available in almost all colours with bi-colours and frilly petal options, subject to availability

Position: Place in a well lit area indoors, out of direct sunlight. After blooming, chrysanthemums can be planted outside in ½ sun, 1/2 shade positions where they will grow for several years.

Watering: The soil should be kept moist. Water 3 x a week in summer and twice a week in winter. Plant food intensifies and promotes flowering.

Additional care:

  • Chrysanthemums are perennial plants. After flowering plant them into the garden and they will grow for many seasons.
  • Deadhead regularly to promote the formation of new flowers (‘dead head’: remove the dead blooms but pinching out just below the bud, or cutting with a sharp knife/secateurs/scissors)
  • Promote and enhance flowering with regular foliar feeding
CONIFER

CONIFER

Pot size: 15cm and 20cm pot

Height reached: dependant on the pot size
15cm pot reaches ± 50 – 70cm in height
20cm pot reaches ± 1m – 1.3m in height

Cupressus macrocarpa are superb outdoor specimens. If planted in good soils and well cared for they can last for around 10 years, reaching heights of 3 – 5 m.

Position: When grown indoors, Cupressus macrocarpa requires high light conditions. If re-planted outdoors, select a location that receives at least ½ day sun ie. 6 hours of sunlight. Plants will grow in shaded positions, however since the yellow foliage colour is enhanced by sunlight the overall plant performance is reduced in shady conditions.

Watering: The soil should be kept moist at all times. Indoor plants need good drainage and should be watered 2 – 3 times a week in hi light positions. During winter; a thorough deep watering weekly should suffice. Outdoor specimens are water hardy once established. As with indoor plants the core root zone should remain moist at all times.

Additional care:
• To ensure your plant maintains it’s stunning green foliage, feed indoor plants monthly with a soluble plant food.
• Outdoor plants benefit from seasonal fertilizing. Any high Nitrogen fertilizer will be adequate
• ‘GoldCrest’ conifers grown outdoors are susceptible to the Cypress Aphid and should be treated annually during March or April to prevent infection. Visit your local nurseryman for more info.

CYCLAMEN varieties

CYCLAMEN varieties

Pot size – 10, 12 or 14cm

Height reached – ± 30cm

Cyclamen are winter flowering plants, flowering from March & April right through to September/October. After flowering the plants ‘die back’ during the warmer weather but do rejuvenate the following year if they are kept watered and cared for.

Position: Performs well in medium to high light positions, not in direct sunlight, keep out of drafts.

Watering: Once a week is sufficient during winter. In warmer weather, 2 x week. Cyclamen prefer dry leaves. Water them by placing them in a shallow bowl of water and leaving them for a few hours or overnight

Additional care:

  • Monthly feeding will prolong flowering

Cyclamen are also stunning on protected patio’s outdoors.

CACTI

CACTI

Pot size – varies from 5 – 20cm

Height reached – pot dependant, however cacti are slow growing and unlikely to grow significantly in size. Cacti are succulent plants with spikes and thorns. They are very popular and trendy at the moment – both as indoor container plants and also as outdoor feature plants.

Position: Succulents require hi and medium light positions

Watering: Water requirements are low. Water every 2 weeks or mist weekly

Additional care:

  • Most cacti die due to overwatering.

Cacti vary is shape, size and colour with many different varieties being available.

DRACEANA varieties

DRACEANA varieties

There are several Draceana varieties available

Pot size – varies from 15 - 45cm

Height reached – pot dependant, but can reach up to 1.5m

Draceana varieties are grown for their glossy, lush and stunning foliage. Leaf shapes, colours and sizes vary. Draceana’s can be expected to survive for several years as a container plant.

Position: Performs well in all light positions

Watering: Water requirements are generally low. Once a week, or once every 2 weeks should be sufficient, unless in direct sunlight.

Additional care:

  • Draceana’s are low maintenance plants
GERBERA varieties

GERBERA varieties

Pot size – varies 10 - 20cm

Height reached – most varieties: 20 – 30cm

Landscape varieties: 30 – 40cm

Gerbera varieties should flower for 2 – 3 months. The plants should last for a few years, and flowering is triggered by sunlight and additional feeding.

Position: Performs well high light positions

Watering: Water every few days – the soil should be kept moist

Additional care:

  • Gerbera’s can be planted out into the garden or into larger patio containers.

Gerbera flowers come in a wide selection of bright & bold colours, with both single and double flowers. The ‘eyes’ may be black or coloured.

Herbs

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Herbs – a common term used to describe plants with leaves, seeds or flowers used for flavouring, food, medicine or perfume. Herb plants used during cooking are typically referred to as Culinary Herbs. Herb plants used for medicinal purposes are Medicinal Herbs

Herbs are easy to grow!

They perform best outdoors in a sunny location and thrive in containers. Herbs can also be grown most successfully indoors provided they are positioned in sunny location. Ensure your indoor herbs are positioned near a window where they get full morning or afternoon sun.

The soil should be kept moist and daily watering is recommended. Herbs do not like ‘wet feet’. The Herb Pot containing your herb has been specifically designed to allow thorough drainage. To check if you are overwatering, simply remove the herb plant (and the pot containing it) and see if there is excess water collecting in the bottom.

Herb growth benefits hugely when fertilized. Foliar feeding with any indoor plant food is recommended every 2nd week.

Herbs do not like air-conditioners! But do benefit from an outdoor draft and can be placed next to open windows.

For specific advice and usage on some of the key herbs see below:


Basil
There are many different Basil varieties, the most common of which is Sweet Basil. Sweet Basil is an annual and should survive for one season. Basil is susceptible to cold & frost and is a summer variety Basil should be ‘pinched back’ regularly to encourage short, bushy plant growth. Basil is great with pasta’s, tomatoes and in salads.


Chives

There are commonly 2 varieties, common & garlic chives. Chives are an annual and should survive for one season. Chives can be grown all year round but perform best in warm weather. Chives are ‘snipped’ and commonly used as a garnish. Garlic chives add a garlic ‘touch’ to all dishes.


Mint

There are many mint varieties, Garden Mint is most common. Mint is a perennial and is a vigorous, easy grower. Mint thrives when well watered and can tolerate shade. Mint dies back during winter, but will re-sprout in Spring. Mint is highly perfumed and fragrant. Mint is great as a garnish, esp. with desserts & sweet dishes. Mint adds a ‘crisp twist’ when added to cold beverages!


Oregano

There are several different Oregano varieties in a range of colours and with different growing habits. Oregano is a perennial and evergreen. Oregano benefits from a harsh prune during winter. Oregano is most commonly used to add flavour to pizza’s & pasta’s


Parsley

There are typically 2 types of parsley available in South Africa; Moss Curled Parsley & the flat leaved Italian Parsley. Parsley is a bi-annual ie. lasts for 2 growing seasons. Moss Curled is most commonly used as a garnish. Italian Parsley is recommended as a cooking herb.Parsley is packed with Vitamin C. It also contains other vitamins and minerals ie. Iron


Rocket

There are several rocket varieties available. Rocket is a hardy annual that can tolerate light frost. Rocket needs to be cut back regularly to maintain shape. Rocket has a peppery taste that adds a ‘bite’ to dishes. It is great with sandwiches and as an interesting garnish to all dishes


Rosemary

There are many different rosemary varieties available with a selection of different growth habits. Rosemary is a hardy annual that tolerates dry conditions. Rosemary should be pruned severely during Winter. Rosemary is commonly used to flavour lamb dishes and is also excellent with roasted vegetables and vegetable bakes

Love Palm (Chrysalidocarpus sp.)

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Love Palm (Chrysalidocarpus sp.)

Pot size – varies from 7.5 - 35cm
Height reached – pot dependant

Chrysalidocarpus can be grown in large pots and when grown outdoors is commonly known as the Bamboo Palm (± 3m)
Love palms should last for several years. To extend plant life, transplant into larger pots or outdoors.

Position: Performs well in high and medium light positions
Watering: Weekly or every 2 weeks depending on position. Feel soil moisture to determine best watering (the ‘finger test’)

Additional care:
• Ensure containers have drainage holes and do not overwater
• Yellowing of leaves may indicate overwatering

LILIUM varieties

LILIUM varieties

Pot size – 15cm
Height reached – ± 50cm

Liliums flower for 2 -3 weeks. The plants then die back, and the bulbs can be retained and planted out in the garden

Position: Liliums perform best in high light positions,
Watering: Whilst flowering, Liliums need to be watered every few days

Additional care:
• After flowering allow the plant to die back completely
• Cut stems at the top of the bulb, and store in a brown paper bag
• Plant out into the garden in a mornings-only location
• Water and fertilizer well to trigger new growth

Liliums’s are available in a range of bright colours. They flower in profusion and make a stunning feature plant in a dull area.

MIXED Plantings

MIXED Plantings

Containers vary

Plant mixes vary

An assortment of mixed plantings – usually includes both foliage and flowering varieties

Positions and watering vary according to the plants included in the mix.

Additional care:

  • Typically the ‘flowering’ plant will dictate how long the planting will last.
  • When finished flowering, simply replace the ‘colour plant’ with one relevant for the new season.
  • Alternatively, remove foliage plants and replant individually
  • Permanent containers can be re-used for new plantings
MINI COLOUR POTS

MINI COLOUR POTS

Pot size – 7.5cm

Height reached - ± 15 - 20cm

Seasonal annuals are used when potting up the colour pots. Annuals are outdoor plants. They will continue to flower indoors in the office and home for 2 – 3 weeks. Ideally, they should be placed outdoors or planted into the garden if you’d like them to flourish, where they’ll last for 2 – 3 months.

Each annual has its own specific requirements but the basic care info is as follows:

Position: High light position, ideally getting morning or afternoon sun. Great on patio’s, window sills and outdoors.

Watering: In sunny area’s water daily, otherwise every 2nd day as required

Additional care:

  • Dead head faded blooms regularly to encourage new bud formation.
  • To further boost flowering, fertilize every 2nd week
  • If planted out into the garden or a larger container, be sure to incorporate compost and bonemeal into the soil.
POINTSETTIA

POINTSETTIA

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Pot size: 14cm
Height reached: 50cm whilst potted (outdoors the plants can grow to several metres)Flowering period: 3 – 6 months
FYI - Pointsettia’s do not flower! The plant contains coloured leaves (called bracts) that are commonly mistaken for a flower…
Position: Pointsettia’s perform best in a high light location indoors, or a partially shaded area outside or on patio.
Watering: Water the soil & root area, do not apply water directly onto foliage. Take care not to overwater. If you notice the leaves are drooping, your plant needs to be watered! Pointsettia’s can be planted out into the garden where they should survive for several years.

Additional care:

• To promote and prolong the intense colours of the plant, fertilize every 2nd week with a soluble fertilizer

Take note:
Pointsettia’s are a member of the Euphorbia species. Euphorbia’s are known to produce a sticky white sap which should not be ingested and can cause allergic reactions.

Portulacaria afra

Portulacaria afra

Pot size – varies from 10 – 20cm

Height reached – pot dependant.

In the garden and in nature, this species can reach a height of up to 4m

Additional info:

Portularacaria afra is the ultimate CARBON FRIENDLY plant. It is unique because it actively fixes carbon into the atmosphere both day and night. This little green machine, effectively ‘cleans’ the air and rids it of toxins…

Commonly known as the Spekboom or as Elephant food, Portulacaria afra is a hardy indigenous shrub.

Patio Roses

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Patio Roses

Pot size – 16.5cm
Height reached - ± 30 – 40cm

Patio Roses will flower for 2 – 3 months as is.

Position: High light position, ideally getting some sunlight
Great on patio’s, window sills and outdoors
Watering: In sunny area’s water daily, otherwise every 2nd day as required

Additional care:
• Dead head old blooms regularly to encourage new bud formation.

PHALEANOPSIS varieties

PHALEANOPSIS varieties

Pot size – 10 cm

Height – ± 50cm

Phaleanopsis flower for up to 3 or 4 months. The plants will grow for several years and flower annually. After flowering, continue to water as indicated and place the orchid in low to medium light position.

Position: Whilst flowering, position in high light area

Watering: Weekly watering is sufficient.

Tip: Simply place 2 ice cubes onto the soil medium weekly to keep your orchid in tip-top condition

Additional care:

  • Once the flowers have finished blooming, cut back the spent flower spikes
  • Feed orchids monthly to promote plant growth and future flowering

Phaleanopsis varieties are available in a wide range of colours.

PEPEROMIA varieties

PEPEROMIA varieties

Pot size – 15cm

Height reached - ± 30 cm

Peperomia are a foliage plant that should survive indoors for a couple of years

Position: Performs well in low and medium light positions

Watering: Water requirements are generally low. Once a week, or once every 2 weeks should be sufficient

Additional care:

  • Flowering does occur in the form of insignificant spikes, once or twice a year
  • Peperomia are grown for their variegated and unusual foliage
  • Peperomia make great office plants

Peperomia are available with different (limited) foliage colour options.

SUCCULENTS

SUCCULENTS

Pot size – varies from 5 – 20cm

Height reached – pot dependant, however succulents are slow growing and are unlikely to grow significantly in size when in containers. Succulents are plants with thick waxy leaves. They are differentiated from cactus varieties by the lack of spines or thorns.

Position: Succulents require hi and medium light positions

Watering: Water requirements are low. Weekly watering or a ‘mist spray’ every couple of days is sufficient

Additional care:

  • Most succulents die due to overwatering. If your plant is turning yellow or going ‘mushy’ reduce the watering frequency

Take note:

  • Succulents are commonly presented in containers with no drainage holes. Water requirements on these plants are as little as 1 tablespoon a month!
  • Due to the low water requirements, succulents can thrive in these containers for many months and even years.
  • The soil should be kept moist
  • Regular misting will reduce the frequency of a deep watering

Succulents vary is shape, size and colour. There are many, many different species that can be broadly categorized as a ‘succulent’.

SPATHIPHYLLUM (PEACE LILY)

SPATHIPHYLLUM (PEACE LILY)

Pot size – varies

Height reached - ± 30 – 40cm

A wide range of sizes and varieties available. All have white spathe type flowers. Flowers are produced all year round. An ‘easy-to-grow’ indoor option that has recently been proved to purify the air by removing harmful toxins!

Position: Spath’s thrive in both low light and high light areas, but should not be positioned in direct sunlight

Watering: Keep moist. 1 x week is usually sufficient but may require more in hot conditions.

Additional care:

  • Spath’s are very forgiving and are also known as ‘The Resurrection Plant’. If you find the leaves wilted, stand in water overnight & it will fully recover J
  • Standing in water overnight fully ‘re-wets’ the soil and is highly recommended on a monthly or bi-monthly basis with all indoor pot plants
  • Remove old & brown leaves as needed.
Kalanchoe and Calandiva

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Kalanchoe and Calandiva

Pot size – 7.5cm to 12cm
Height reached - ± 30 cm
A wide range of flower colour options

Kalanchoe vs Calandiva ??

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is a succulent with large scalloped leaves that produces clusters of tiny, brightly coloured flowers. Calandiva varieties are Kalanchoe varieties with double-flowering blooms.

Position: Position in bright light location indoors, out of direct sunlight
Watering: Keep soil moist. Watering 2 x week is usually sufficient during summer, less in winter
Flowering: Flowering lasts for 4 – 6 weeks indoors

Additional care:
• After flowering, cut back and replant into a shady location in the garden or on the patio.
• Kalanchoe grow well outdoors but are frost sensitive
• As with all plants, fertilizer enhances the flower frequency and intensity

VRIESIA SPLENRIET

VRIESIA SPLENRIET

A funky, modern indoor plant that says ‘WOW’!

‘Flaming Sword’ is ideal for novice gardeners. As a member of the bromeliad family, these plants are epiphytic in nature meaning they extract nutrients from the air and are super-easy to care for.

‘Flaming Swords’ are unusual looking and quite distinct from typical office and indoor plants. The spikey foliage is unusually attractive, however it is the flat, colourful, swordlike blooms that the plant is most highly prized for. Bromeliad blooms on average last for 3 – 6 months, making them among the longest flowering plants. However, they only flower once in their lifetime, producing off-cut’s that will continue the life cycle.

Caring for Flaming Sword is simple; position in a well-lit location out of direct light. Bromeliads are tropical plants with a ‘rosette cup’ at the base of the leaves which should always be filled with water. Take care not to let the water stagnate – a weekly top-up allows the ‘old’ water to be displaced into the soil which is exactly what the plant needs to thrive.

Bromeliads require no pest and disease control. A monthly addition of liquid fertilizer to the water will promote plant growth and intensify colours.

VENUS FLY TRAP Dionaea

VENUS FLY TRAP Dionaea

Pot size – 5 – 10cm

Height reached – 10cm

The Venus Fly Trap is a common and popular carnivorous plant, that captures and digests animal prey – mainly insects and arachnids. Venus Fly Traps have a reputation for being difficult to grow. They perform best in an enclosed space, with high humidity – mimicking the forest-like conditions where these plants grow naturally.

Position: Keep out of direct sunlight

Watering: Place the pot in a shallow basin filled with water for 1 – 2 hours a week to keep the soil medium moist.

Kids (and adults) love this novelty plant!

 

ZANTEDESCHIA (CALLA LILY)

ZANTEDESCHIA (CALLA LILY)

Pot size – 14cm

Height reached - ± 30 - 40 cm

A wide range of flower colour options

Hybridized from our local, indigenous ‘Arum Lily’ Zantedeschia aethiopica

Calla lilies are available in a range of stunning colours and are excellent indoor plants.

Position: Position in bright indirect sunlight, indoors

Watering: Keep soil moist. Watering 2 x week is usually sufficient during summer, less in winter

Additional care:

  • Calla lilies are grown from bulbs, not seed
  • Do not let the soil stand in water as the bulbs are susceptible to fungal infections
  • Fertilize monthly to enhance blooms
KOKEDAMA – HANGING MOSS BALLS

KOKEDAMA – hanging Moss Balls

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form where plants are grown in ‘moss balls’ Almost any plant can be planted up as a Kokedama, and care instructions will obviously vary according to the plant type and variety.

Most important is:

  • Do not let the moss ball dry out

To water, soak the moss ball in a bucket of water for a few hours. Drain and re-position. The watering frequency will depend on the variety and positioning of the Kokedama and should be indicated with each variety. Kokedama are typically best grown outside under trees, on patio’s or indoors. To fertilize – add a teaspoon of foliar food to the water bucket, once a month. For more info visit www.dandylion.co.za

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