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 January for Caring your Houseplants

Monthly Calendar January for Caring Lotus
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Monthly Calendar January

Before placing newly-bought houseplants in the living room, give them a transitional period in a moderately warm environment; this helps them to adjust more successfully to their place in your home. When frost is about, it is wise to protect your plants at night by placing some newspapers between them and the icy window. If the room is heated with an open fire or stove, they can, of course, be removed from the windowsill. This is not necessary with central heating, if the radiator is situated under the windowsill. Continue reading