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  1. Planting ServicesEarthCare Services HOW TO CARE FOR HOUSEPLANTS

  2. TYPES OF FERTILIZER • Granulated • Economical • Reapply every few weeks • Slow-release • Relatively expensive • Lasts several months • Rarely burns plants • Water soluble • Takes effect quickly • Must be applied on a regular basis • Organic • Slow releasing • Very safe for plants • Expensive

  3. WATERING TIPS • Use warm water • Water before plant wilts • Know your plant, and water from above or below as necessary • Soil should be thoroughly soaked, without overwatering

  4. GROWING BASICS • Bright light, but NOT direct sunlight • 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit with relative humidity • Spray with water several times a day • Keep pot in a tray of damp pebbles • Do not over water • Soil should be a mixture of dirt, peat, sand, and vermiculite • Good drainage • Air can circulate to roots • Feed plants with fertilizer

  5. FEATURED PLANT—THE ORCHID • Thousands of orchid species • Phalaenopsis is the best indoor orchid • The Pot • Should be free-draining • Water cannot accumulate around roots • Light • Moderate light • Not direct sunlight, but not dark • Temperature • 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day • 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit at night • Humidity at 50% • Water • Depends on plant species • Depends on light