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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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Peace Lily

How to care for your EEFM Peace Lily PLANT PROFILE: Peace Lily   Common Name: Peace Lily   Scientific/Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum Wallisii   Origin: South America   Watering: Peace Lily’s LOVE water. We suggest to buy a nice pot, and just sit the already potted plant inside of it, this allows water to drain out of the soiled pot but also allows the plant to sit in its excess water which is happy doing in small doses!   If you have a spray bottle, mist the leaves every few days, the Lily loves a good humid environment from time to time and this creates the perfect replica.   Climate: The Peace Lily is a little care free when it comes to...

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Zanzibar Gem

How to care for your EEFM Zanzibar Gem PLANT PROFILE: Zanzibar   Common Name: Zanzibar / ZZ Plant   Scientific/Botanical Name: Zamioculcas Zamiifolia   Type of plant: Rhizome Plant   Flowering: The Zanzibar does produce a small flower, although this often only occurs when in its natural habitat or outdoors.   Origin: Africa   Watering: Watering depends on where you have your plant and how much light it receives. More light = more water, less light = less water! Over at EEFM we have come to learn that the Zanzibar’s at our houses are very happy on a shelf in a darker spot and being water everyone month or so. Less is more with this plant!   Climate: This plant is...

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Rubber Tree

How to care for your EEFM Rubber Tree PLANT PROFILE: Rubber Tree   Common Name: Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant   Scientific/Botanical Name: Ficus Elastica   Type of Plant: Ficus – there are many different types of Ficus Elastica! EEFM stocks the common Ficus Elastica Black Prince/Burgundy   Origin: Tropical Southeast Asia   Watering: This is a plant that you will have to keep an eye on. Once the soil becomes dry to touch, give it a water and let it dry out between watering. The biggest ‘don’t’ for the Rubber Tree is over watering!   Climate: Rubber Trees hate fans and aircons, so if you’re lucky to have those in your house, move the plant out of the cooling area of...

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