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Evaporate Stress with Potted Tropicals



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Just looking at colorful, potted greenery is proven to tame tension, boost mood and ward off colds!  Here are 3 easy-care varieties.
 
 31126-BromeliadBromeliad:  With lush evergreen foliage and huge colorful blossoms that will last two to three months, exotic bromeliads make an instant statement.

The potted plants thrive in bright, indirect light and can withstand temperature fluctuations, making them ideal near a north or east facing window or french doors.

A yellowish tinge means your bromeliad is getting too much sunlight.  Another plus is they need very little water and take in moisture through their leaves.  Just mist them with a spray bottle once or twice a week rather than watering their roots. 

Since the plants are color colorful when in bloom you don't need to plant them in a bright container.  Use earthy terracotta clay or Vietnamese imported black clay pots and create a truly beautiful arrangement with lots of contrasts.
 
 31127-AnthuriumAnthuriums can tolerate lower light they still need a lot of bright, indirect sunlight to grow more flowers.  To ensure plentiful year-round blooms, place the decorative potted plants in a northern or eastern window, or curtained southern window in a slightly warmer room like the kitchen.

Aim to keep them moist because you never want them to completely dry out.  Water the potted plants once or twice a week or more often if the leaf tips brown or dry out.

Use a colorful container to add depth to the mostly green plants.
 
 31128-Peace-LilyPeace lilies thrive in lower light even florescent light is enough.  Try placing one in a bathroom where the humidity is ideal for the moisture loving potted plants.

The soil should dry out only slightly between watering, and they will remove chemical vapors like acetone and alcohol from the air in the room.

If your bathroom has no natural light, rotate the potted lily out once a month and place it across from a curtained north or east facing window for about a week to get the fullest year round blooms.

Use a indoor
ceramic container with this plant.  Make sure if there is a drain hole in the bottom that you have a saucer to catch water run-off.
 
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