-HOUSEPLANTS CARE GUIDE-
💡 Thank you for trusting Eureka Farms with your recent purchase, our main objective is to ensure a great customer experience and deliver great quality plants for your enjoyment. Once your new plants arrive we recommend not to repot or fertilize your new arrivals for at least 4 weeks, plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, is normal for plants to stress during this process, We recommend to allow the plants to climatize to their new environment, place the plants indoors in low to medium light area for a few days days so it can readjust to light gradually, after a few days you can transition to bright indirect light, as close as possible to a window area.
💧 WATER MANAGEMENT
Most houseplants can be watered every 5-12 days, frequency of watering will depend on the size of the plant, type of soil, humidity levels and rate of growth. One of the most common mistakes in the care of indoor plants is overwatering, indoor plants are far more tolerant to underwatering than overwatering. It is recommended to monitor your houseplants and water them when they need it, rather than on a schedule. When watering plants the objective is to maintain the soil moist but never soggy, We recommend to sample the top soil an inch deep every 3-4 days, if you notice is still moist hold off on watering until it dries further, since most plants water needs may be different this is a good way to determine each individual plant water requirements.
Water Recommendations base on pot size:
6 inch Pot plants, every 5-7 Days.
10-12 inch or 2-5gal Pot plants, every 7-12 days
Please Note: When plants are over watered or the soil becomes waterlogged damage begins at the base of the plant and the oldest bottom leaves turn brown and begin to drop. Conversely When plants do not receive enough water, new foliage browns and eventually falls off.
The Benefits of Misting, Many of our houseplants come from the tropics, where humidity is very high, generally the air in our homes is dry. Misting houseplants is a very simple and effective way to boost humidity, an easy solution to the risk of overwatering your plants, pay attention to the color and texture of the leaves on your plant. Generally Plants with brown or dry leaf tips will benefit from regular misting, preferably in the mornings to allow the foliage to completely dry out during the day.
Most House plants will benefit from medium to bright indirect sun light, it is recommended to match plants with their own light requirements, if your plant can tolerate bright light, place the plant as close to a window as possible, make sure it does not receive direct sun rays, it may burn the foliage. Bright Indirect sunlight can work well for most houseplants and can provide the necessary wavelengths for plant growth. A south-facing window provides the best light for sun-loving indoor plants. If you don't have a south-facing window, a window with a western exposure is the next best option, or you may place your plant near an artificial light source.
🌡️ PLACEMENT AND TEMPERATURE
Selecting the right location for your plant indoors or outdoors is very important, micro climates can affect the health of the plant, make sure the plant does not receive air draft from AC/Heating vents, or warm air from close by freezers, the foliage will dehydrate faster than it can hydrate from moisture in the soil eventually turning brown and dropping, when plants are properly watered and care for and still display signs of wilting or seem sad it may help to relocate the plant to a different area for brighter indirect light. Please note most tropical plants are from the tropics, proper moisture is required for their health and survival, we highly recommend to bring your tropical plants indoors when temperatures are expected below 45s during winter months or above 90 during summer months, extreme weather can severely damage the plant.
🌡️ REPOTTING / FERTILIZING
We recommend to Wait 4 weeks before repotting or fertilizing, plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, is normal for plants to stress during this process, allowing the plants to regain its strength and climatize to its new environment is critical before repotting.
Recommendation when Repotting.
We recommend to use a well draining potting mix.
The new pot should not be more than 2-3 inches wider than your current pot.
The new pot should have drain holes, if the pot doe not have drain holes you must avoid water from accumulating in the bottom of the pot, this will severely damage the plant.
Do not disturb the root ball nor remove the soil from the root ball, this can severely stress or may damage the plant.
The top of the root ball of the plant should be level to the top of the new pot, avoid planting the plant too deep in the new pot.
Most general all purpose fertilizer can work well.
Fertilize during Spring to Fall base on label instructions.
Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.
From our entire team We hope that you enjoy your new plants! We grow and care for our plants, We carefully hand Select each plant and ship direct from our Farm, our main objective is to deliver base on your Satisfaction Guarantee Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our friendly customer service team is here to help.