Monthly Calendar April for Caring your Houseplants

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Monthly Calendar April

The Azalea and Cyclamen, having spent some time in a cooler location after their flowering season, may now possibly be plunged out of doors in a cool, shady spot in the garden, if the early spring weather is favourable. The Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is now ready to be brought into growth. If you haven’t already done so, cut it back now, unless it is still flowering. April is also a good time to taking cuttings of the Bellflower (Campanula Isophylla). Continue reading

Monthly Calendar March for Caring your Houseplants

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Monthly Calendar March

Now is the time to repot your houseplants; the roots are often to be seen growing through the drainage hole under the pot, and this means that the plant needs a little more living room. The Clivia generally needs repotting every two or three years; use this opportunity carefully to remove the young shoots, which some attached roots. These can be planted in a separate pot. The Bellflower (Campanula Isophylla) is grateful for some fresh compost around this time, and will also respond well to a sunny spot in a heated room. Continue reading