The Jungle Blog

October 24, 2018

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Is my #ficus elastica about to flower? Not exactly although the stunning red growth looks like a flower that is about to open it is actually the new growth or the leaf sheath! Once the leaf is ready to open up it sheds the pretty red “slipcover” and opens! • • • • • #green #tips #themoreyouknow???? #ficuselastica #houseplants #burgundy #igdc #madeindc #greenthumb #urbangardens #plantparenthood
October 1, 2018

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This #orchidmonday we answer the number 1 #orchid question we always get... No, you did not kill your orchid! Orchid blooms are transient and the leaves and roots are permanent. After your orchid has dropped it’s blooms it is not dead. An orchid expends a lot of energy creating the beautiful and prized flower spike so after it is done blooming it enters a period of dormancy where it replenishes it’s energy and prepares itself for another blooming cycle. Continue to properly water and care for your #phalaenopsis and it will bloom again in 9-12 months! See, you aren’t a bad #plantparent after all! . . . . . #plantparenthood #orchidtips #flora #blooms #phal #greenthumb #themoreyouknow???? #green #byghings #shoplocal #shopsmall #igdc #capitolcreated
September 27, 2018

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Do you keep your #bostonferns outside in the summer? It’s important to remember to bring them in before first threat of #frost! When you bring them indoors if you notice the fronds yellowing/browning then the humidity is too low! Low humidity is generally caused by your heating system, which drys out the air in your home. You may need to introduce a humidifier to the area to keep your ferns happy during the winter months! . . . . . #bostonfern #swordfern #winterizing #greenthumb #houseplants #green #bythings #themoreyouknow???? #urban garden #shoplocal #igdc #bythingsdc
September 19, 2018

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Did you know that the #chineseevergreen actually flowers regularly! However, most people recommend that the inflorescences (flowers) be removed as they start to appear. Aglaonema flowers use up the energy your plant should be devoting to leaf growth and the flowers are not considered attractive! Trim off flower stalks before the bud opens to prevent pollen going everywhere! . . . . . #plantswithpersonality #aglaonema #plantparenthood #bythings #madeindc❤️ #capitolcreated #green #everygreen #greenthumbtips #dc #igdc #themoreyouknow????
September 16, 2018

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Happy #succulentsunday! This Sunday we share our prickly friend here and ask a question... can you name 3 reasons why #cacti have spines? Share below ????????! We will share what we know later in our story! . . . . . #plantswithpersonality #cactifacts #cactus #cactusmagazine #protection #themoreyouknow???? #succulents #greenthumb #throwingshade #whataprick #green #igdc #bythings #madeindc #quiz #transpiration
September 8, 2018

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Recently, a panicked customer reached out to us asking if #orchids were toxic to #dogs if they are consumed! The quick and incomplete answer is... No, they are not toxic. However, there are more than 25,000 orchid in the #orchidaceae family known worldwide, and 100,000 hybrids... so it is possible that a single orchid or hybrid may contain something that could be harmful to a pet. If you pet consumes any unknown plant materials it is best to contact your vet, try to identify the plant consumed, and monitor your pet for any symptoms or unusual behavior! . . . . . #dcitystyle #dogsofinstagram #green #flora #plantcare #petcare #themoreyouknow???? #orchidsofinstagram #phalaenopsis #dontpanic #shoplocal #greenthumb #plantswithpersonality