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Devils Ivy

How to care for your EEFM Devil's Ivy PLANT PROFILE: Devil’s Ivy   Common Name: Devil’s Ivy, Golden Pothos, Money Plant, Silver Vine   Scientific/Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum   Type of Plant: Climbing plant   Origin: Australia, Indonesia, China, Japan and Indian   Watering: Over watering is this plant worse nightmare and will cause root rotting which is hard for a plant to over come and bounce back from! Only water when you feel the that first few centimetres deep of soil are feeling dry. Under watering is something the Devil’s Ivy can tolerate as it can withstand a high amount of neglect! In cooler months allow more of the soil to dry before watering again.   If the plant...

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Strelitzia

How to care for your EEFM Strelitzia PLANT PROFILE: Strelitzia / Birds of Paradise   Common Name: Strelitzia, Birds of Paradise, Crane Flower   Scientific/Botanical Name: Strelitzia Reginae   Origin: Eastern coastlines of South Africa   Watering: Throughout the warmer summer months the soil should be kept moist but not wet. During the cooler winter months let the soil dry out between each watering. This plant does not like to have wet feet so if you have it inside, let all the water drain out of the pot before putting it back to its spot, try not to let it sit in its run-out water.   Climate: Strelitzia prefer a warm climate but can tolerate temperatures as low as 13 degrees...

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Monstera Deliciosa

How to care for your EEFM Monstera Deliciosca PLANT PROFILE: Monstera Deliciosa   Common Name: Monstera, Fruit Salad Plant, Cheese Plant, Hurricane Plant   Scientific/Botanical Name: Monstera Deliciosa   Family: Araceae   Type of Plant: Epiphyte – meaning it grows on other plants   Origin: Tropical rainforests of Southern Mexico   Watering: Flood your Monstera with a litre of water and let all of the water drain out will do the trick for these plants. They don’t like having wet feet or don’t leave this plant sitting in a saucer or pot of drained water!   Climate: Monstera’s are tropical plants so they love the warmer humid weather! Summer (their growing season) they thrive indoors in a warm, humid environment and...

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Golden Cane Palm

How to care for your EEFM Golden Cane Palm PLANT PROFILE: Golden Cane Palm   Common Name: Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm   Scientific/Botanical Name: Chrysalidocarpusor Areca Lutescens   Type of Plant: Palm   Origin: Madagascar   Watering: One of the worst things to do is over water this palm and let it sit in it’s drainage water! This plant will love you if you wait for the top soil to dry between watering and all excess water to drain out and away!   Climate: Average temperatures are perfect for this plant but watch for those sudden temperature drops in the autumn months, this mixed with cold drafts can cause brown stops on the fronds (leaves).   Sunlight: Bright...

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