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Philodendron Selloum

PLANT PROFILE: Philodendron Selloum Common Name: Philodendron  Scientific/Botanical Name: Philodendron Bipinnatifidum Type of Plant: Belongs to the family Araceae Origin: Native to South America, namely to Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay but is also cultivated as a landscape plant in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates. Where to grow Philodendron (Selloum “Compacta”) can be kept indoors or grown outdoors. Preferring a semi-shades position.   Watering Keep moist in a well draining soil. Water from above and put saucers under plants to allow excess water to drain away. Water less in winter than in summer when actively growing.   Feeding Feed with a slow release fertilizer (small pot) or a balanced liquid fertilizer (large pot/outdoors) if desired every few weeks during the growing season  ...

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Boston Ferns

PLANT PROFILE: Boston Ferns   Common Name: Boston Ferns   Scientific/Botanical Name: Nephrolepis exaltata   Type of Plant: Fern   Origin: Florida, West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America, Polynesia and Africa.   Watering: Although the Boston Fern prefers slightly moist soil, it is likely to develop rot and other fungal diseases in soggy, waterlogged soil. The first sign that a fern is overwatered is usually yellowing or wilted leaves. Water the plant thoroughly, using room-temperature water, until water runs through the bottom of the pot. Let the plant drain thoroughly and never let the pot stand in water.   Climate: Prefers warmer weather – ideal 18-24 degrees, no cooler than 13 degree! If you’re lucky enough to have a fan...

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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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