Category Archives: Tropicals

Calla Lily

Calla Lily

Calla lilies thrive in full sun locations.  Water with warm water when dry.  Do not over water.  Fertilize every three weeks.  When the leaves begin to turn yellow and wither, the plant is entering dormancy. Gradually reduce the amount of water you’re providing to help speed up the process. When the foliage is completely yellow, cut it back to the surface of the soil and move the pot into a cool, dark location. In January, dig the rhizome out of the pot and put it in a new pot filled with fresh soil. Your rhizome should be in the middle of the pot, covered with an ample amount of soil. Place the pot back in its sunny location, and your calla lily should bloom beautifully!

Succulents

Succulents Selection

Westland carries hundreds of varieties of succulents!  Large plants for a dramatic statement or small starts- you will find a gorgeous succulent for your space.  Succulents requires direct- bright light.  Water and fertilize in the spring and summer.  Succulents require less water in the winter months.  Let plant dry out between watering.

Phalaenopsis

Orchid

Requires bright indirect light.  Plant in orchid (wood chip/bark) medium.  Water once a week- let water drain completely off plant roots.  Do not let sit in water.

Dionaea muscipula

Venus Fly Trap

A carnivorous plant native to the bogs and swamplands of North and South Carolina.  As much light as possible- direct sun for at least four hours a day.  Water with only PURE water- distilled if needed.  Plant in a peat or sphagnum moss medium.  Keep medium damp at all times.

Dieffenbachia overig

Dumb Cane

Requires bright indirect light.  Can tolerate lower light levels.  Needs moist soil- water frequently.  Fertilize in spring and summer.

Dracaena marginata

Dracaena Spike

Thrives in bright indirect light.  Protect from drafts and direct sun.  Plant in loamy, well drained soil.  Keep moist in spring and summer- lessen watering in the winter months.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Full sun.  Aloes require a cactus mix soil that drains well.  Water sparingly in the winter.  In the spring or summer water well only when the soil dries out.

Araucaria heterophylla

Norfolk Island Pine

Prefers full sun.  Drought tolerant.  Let the soil dry out between watering.  Fertilize weekly during spring and summer. Re-pot in the spring.