See this beautiful specimen? It is my Christmas present to myself. I wanted a red Bromeliad.
I had to do my weekly errand/grocery run, so I stopped in at Lowes. That’s where I got the yellow one.
And it’s still as beautiful as the day I brought it home a few months ago. Haven’t done a thing to it.
I simply cannot go through the dark gray days of winter without plants. These are all in my living room.
You’ve got to remember to check the soil every three or four days. I let this peace lily go over a week and it was wilting. The overhead central heat dries them out quickly. My method is to stick my finger in the soil up to my knuckle. If it’s dry, water.
I use to be bad about over-watering. But now I’m very careful. Because you know that Charlie Ross is deathly afraid of gnats that breed in damp soil. Can’t have that.
Remember that house plants are one of your very best friends. They suck the toxins out of the air naturally. Just don’t have them down where a pet critter could bite off a leaf. Especially with poinsettias. They’re really dangerous with animals.
And all the while they’re continuously cleaning the air you breathe, they look beautiful at the same time. Try to keep the dust off the leaves. Gently wipe them down when they look dull. I use a wet rag, but some use other household items to keep them shiny. I may have to do that soon.