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Care of Specialty Potted Plants

You can extend the life of your specialty potted or gift plants by following a few care tips.

Improper water and light,and excessive heat are the leading causes of failure in caring for gift plants. These plants are grown in greenhouses, where the nighttime temperatures are cool, light is adequate, and the air is moist. When they are brought into a dry home, where the light is poor and the temperatures are maintained for human comfort, results are frequently disappointing. Do not expect to keep a gift plant from year to year. Enjoy them while they are attractive and in season, and then discard ...

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Provided courtesy of the Virginia Cooperative Extension at www.ext.vt.edu.