The professional florists
at Villa Feliz Flowers
offer tidbits of information to help our clients care for their flowers and plants. We understand everyone does not have a green thumb, which is why we have created this page. For quality, fresh flowers in Tucson, Arizona
, call 520-790-9500
Caring for Your Indoor Plant
Your plant prefers bright, diffused light and moderate temperatures (avoid any full-sun locations).
Water your plant thoroughly when slightly dry to the touch. Be careful never to leave your plant sitting in water.
Use a quality water-soluble fertilizer every other watering to encourage blooming and/or new growth.
Caring for Your Succulent Terrarium
Your succulent garden has been uniquely designed to feature plants hand-selected with care for their individual qualities.
Your succulents prefer bright, indirect light and moderate temperatures, being hardy down to approximately 36°F.
Water your terrarium lightly, as it will generally maintain more moisture than most potted plants. A spray bottle works best to mist the soil and/or plants until moist, but not thoroughly saturated.
Phalaenopsis Orchid Culture
Phalaenopsis prefer to enjoy a fairly warm climate. The ideal nighttime temperature being 62 degrees to 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and daytime temperature being 75 degrees and above.
Phalaenopsis prefer bright, diffused light from a north-facing, to northeast-facing window. This provides optimum light/heat intensity. Do not place your Phalaenopsis in a west-facing window, unless placed deeper inside the home so as not to burn your plant. Orchid plants appreciate consistency, so be careful not to place your Phalaenopsis orchid under light fixtures or in the direct path of heating and cooling vents, which can dramatically influence the intensity of light and/or temperature for your plant.
Water & Feeding:
It is important to water your Phalaenopsis early in the morning. This will ensure complete excess-water evaporation by nightfall and prevent root-rot. Phalaenopsis tend to only require water once every 4 - 7 days, although each orchid plant will differ slightly according to its new climate in your home. You may water the roots by generously spraying them with a mist of warm water, adding a ½ strength solution of orchid food every watering, reducing to once every 2 or 3 waterings during the winter months.
Like all orchids, Phalaenopsis appreciate humidity levels ideally between 50% and 70%. You can better provide your plant with moisture in our dry, desert climate by misting the whole plant, from blossoms to roots every watering, decreasing to once every 2 or 3 waterings during the winter months. Keep your plant consistently watered well, and it can eventually adapt to a lower level of humidity.
If your Phalaenopsis is of substantial size, it is possible to expect orchid blossoms up to 3 or so times a year. After all flowers are spent, you may trim off the flower stem ½ way above the nearest node to encourage more blossoms to emerge from this node. This technique should produce new orchid blossoms in just a few months.
Phalaenopsis are well known for their steady and rapid growth. If fed and watered well, your Phalaenopsis should need its potting material replaced once every year or more to prevent root-rot. Spring is generally considered the best time for transplanting. Use only quality orchid bark or other material especially for growing orchids, and never a rich soil. Decorative orchid pots are also available.
Remember that each Orchid plant is unique, and a slight change in care may be all that is needed to improve your plant. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our helpful and knowledgeable staff. Thank you, and enjoy!
Extend the Life of Your Fresh-Cut Flowers
Keep the vase full of clean water, checking each day & adding flower food as necessary according to packet instructions.
All stems below water line should be kept free from foliage, & be given a fresh, long diagonal cut at least once every few days.
Protect flowers from heat, including: sunny windows, computers and other electrical devices, any & all drafts from air vents, & being left in a hot vehicle.
Soft or wilting flowers can be given a fresh cut, then entirely submerged under warm water for approximately 15 minutes or longer.
Enjoy the simple beauty of nature in your home.