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Lemon Tree

How to care for your EEFM Lemon Tree Lemon Tree Plant Profile    Common Name: Lemon Tree    Scientific/Botanical Name:  Eureka   Watering: Water the lemon tree often. As the EEFM Lemon Trees are potted up they need water twice a week and may need to be watered daily during hot and dry weather. Once established, lemon trees planted in pots will still need a deep watering every 7 to 14 days, depending on weather conditions. The shallow root system of a lemon tree can become dehydrated during dry periods so maintain watering consistantly. If flowers, leaves or unripe fruit begin to drop it’s a good indication that your tree is too dry.   Sunlight: Lemon Trees love full sun. Display in a site that...

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Umbrella Tree

How to care for your EEFM Umbrella Tree   PLANT PROFILE: Umbrella Tree   PLANT PROFILE:Umbrella Tree / Schefflera Actinophylla, Amate     Common Names: Umbrella Tree, Amate or Octopus Tree   Scientific/Botanical Name: Schefflera actinophylla   Type of plant: Schefflera   Flowering: The Umbrella Tree blooms bright red/purple flowers in varying seasons. The flowers have been known to be described as inflorescencesclustered at the end of the branches that look like upside down octopus’ tentacles.   Origin:Eastern Queensland and Northern Territory forests of Australia,New Guinea, and Java.   Watering:They require well drained soil. A good drink every week and a half should do the trick, allowing the soil to dry out before watering again. The Umbrella Tree are more tolerant of dry soil than wet....

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Pilea Peperomioides

How to care for your EEFM Pilea    PLANT PROFILE: Pilea Peperomioides Pilea’s are one of the most sought-after houseplants. They have circular deep-green glossy leaves which is why they have many different nicknames i.e. UFO plant, pancake plant and Chinese money plant.   WATER  Our Pilea’s are in pots that have no drainage so be careful to not overwater as they don’t like to have wet feet.   The best way to navigate when to water them, is to check the moisture of the soil using a pop stick. Carefully place the stick into the soil and if it comes out with moist soil on the stick it has enough water. If you pull it out and no damp...

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Maidenhair Ferns

How to care for your EEFM Maidenhair Ferns Description Maidenhair Ferns are a gorgeous soft, leafy indoor plant but there are some tricks to caring for them successfully. As with most plants the keys to success in keeping your Maidenhair Fern looking gorgeous is to find the spot in your home with the right amount of light that the plant loves, and to water it properly. Watering Water freely in summer and keep moist in winter. About every 1-2 weeks in warmer weather, and a little bit less (3-4 weeks) in colder weather (all depending on the sunlight it is exposed to, if it is a bright sun in winter then maintain regular watering). General Care Maidenhair's are best kept...

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How to Care for Your Snake Plant

PLANT PROFILE: Snake Plant   The best way to cater to any new plant is to find out what type of environment it is originally from. The Snake Plant originally comes from West Africa, from Nigeria east to the Congo. These locations are topical, which is the natural climate for the snake plant.   The Sansevieria Trifasciata has been given many nicknames, including Snake Plant, Mother in Law’s tongue and many more.   The Snake Plant has a broad strip-like, upright pointed leaves that are dark green marked with lighter green/yellow colour. The striped colour and marking give meaning to the name Snake Plant. WATERING: The Snake Plant when watering doesn’t like to be kept moist, it loves to be...

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