Plant Tips and Tricks

Don't place your Fig trees in a drafty area

Avoid placing fig tree in areas with drafts or temperature fluctuations. Southern or Western exposure to natural light, supplemented with fluorescent or incandescent artificial light in the office is best for this plant.

Care for your Lady Palm

Rhapis excelsa loves moist well-drained soil, so water generously. Avoid over watering. Over watering any plant that can cause root rot. The Lady Palm can thrive in shade as well as full solar exposure. Tip burning can occur in full direct sun while the plant is in the process of acclimating. For best leaf color and optimum growth, grow in full yet indirect light. In shade the leaves will darken.

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Handy Dandy pH Tester

Indoor plants have their own preferences for acidity and alkalinity of soil. It is measured as the soil's pH value, and ranges from 0-14. A pH7 value is neutral, a higher number than 7 is alkaline, and a lower number than 7 is acidic. You can find out your soil's pH with a pH Soil Tester; easilly purchased at any plant store.

No plants on the window

Even though it may seem like a good idea, don't place your plants on a windowsill during the winter. The extreme temperature swings — the sun's heat during the day and the cold at night — can be hazardous to your plants health.

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