Flamboyant Gerbera daisies produce large, colorful blossoms all year if they are properly cared for. You will need drip trays, fertilizer, pruning shears and pots with drainage holes.Know More
Place Gerbera daisies on a window sill or in some other location where they get plenty of bright direct sunlight in spring, summer and fall. In afternoons and during the winter, indirect sunlight is sufficient. For their growth and blossoming, the ideal temperature is around 70 F, but they tolerate temperatures as low as 40 F. Be sure air circulation around the plants is sufficient.
When the top of the soil becomes dry, water the daisies. This is usually every 3 to 5 days. Water them thoroughly, until water comes out the container's drain hole, then empty out the water in the drip tray. In the winter, less watering is necessary, but avoid letting the soil dry out completely. In spring and summer when the daisies are blossoming, give them liquid fertilizer every 2 to 4 weeks.
When the blossoms begin to wilt, trim off the flower heads. Whenever you see damaged or dead foliage, cut it back. If the plants begin to manifest leaf spot, which causes light borders and brown spots on leaves, cut off the damaged leaves and treat the plant with fungicide.
Potted ferns thrive in indoor areas with balanced levels of humidity. Therefore, it is important to water potted ferns regularly and to not allow the soil to dry between watering sessions, as this can lead to plant stress. Planting ferns in terra cotta pots and placing the pots in plastic containers helps to maintain an adequate balance of moisture.Full Answer >
Small potted African violet plants do best planted in firmly packed soil that is porous so it drains properly. These compact plants have dark green hairy leaves and require a warm sunny window. Keep the soil moist but the leaves must be dry.Full Answer >
Daisies pose little to no toxicity risk to humans though it is advisable to get medical attention immediately if any question ever arises. Some types of daisies are, however, very poisonous to dogs, cats and horses.Full Answer >
Potted mums, or chrysanthemums, that are purchased for indoor use can be planted outdoors during or at the end of a growing season. However, mums sourced from a florist should be regarded as an annual rather than a perennial.Full Answer >