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Plant of the Month - March

Plant of the Month - March

If you would like to brighten up your home, why not try an orchid? Our Plant of the Month is the Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid. A popular houseplant, loved for its elegant, long-lasting blooms. Orchids only need a little TLC to flower for a long time. If you’re a fan of orchids but don’t feel green-fingered enough to care for them, here are our tips:

  • Water the pot weekly with tepid water over the sink until it pours out of the drainage holes. Then drain the excess water
  • Give your orchid lots of daylight, ideally indirect light so the leaves don’t burn in the sun
  • They like good ventilation away from cold draughts
  • Feed them all year long, every other watering with a balanced orchid fertiliser

Orchids don’t really go dormant. When not full of buds and blooms, they’re building up the energy to put out more blooms for the next cycle. If you feed them, they could reward you with more flowers after the original blooms die off.

Remember that Garsons card holders receive 20% off the Plant of the Month range. March's offer is 20% off Phalaenopsis, Moth Orchids only.