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Watering Care / Root Rot / Fungus
Our recommendation to care for your plants to help against damage to your plants.
Growers regularly treat the plants for fungus as a PREVENTATIVE... to try to avoid browning of the leaves or root rot...
Browning of the leaves can come from many situations, Too much sun, too much water, too little water, temperature got too cold, or your plant has a fungus...
A treatment with a good fungicide will help against root rot and fungus on the leaves.
We suggest a light feeding in your water that you use to water your plants and mist them for added strength to fight against any issues. Fungus is a natural thing that will occur - No different than you never treat your shower with a fungus control. moisture and fungus are a team. A super easy preventative
Watering your plants - Its important to fully water the plant when you feel its time.. a little sip here and there will offer up the chance for issues. If you feel your plant does not dry out soon enough then change out the soil to a more well drained mixture... Adding bark or perlite is a great way to do this. A plant that requires more water more often means - It offers the opportunity to feed the plant more often.
What happens if you eat more often?
when fertilizing often be sure to reduce your fertilizing mixture to about 25% of recommended mixture so you do not burn the plant. - Also be sure that about 1 time every 2 - 3 months your plant gets a good flush with clean water to remove any salt build ups / wastes that may be in the soil..
and unhealthy plant or stressed plant is more likely to have serious issues if a pest or fungus hits. So keep them happy.
So many people will ask advise on growing a plants in their home. Especially when they are having issues.
It's important to research care of a plant before purchasing it. There is no way for anyone not in the same exact conditions as you to give advise to care for it properly.
If you feel its one to try keep in mind it may not work in your environment.
There is really no such thing as a houseplant. - Humans introduced them to the home in hopes of having them close by. Nature made them outdoor plants. - best advise I can offer is to find were a plant originated from and do the best to replicate that environment.
You will not likely be able to have every plant you want as some just will not like the care or the environment.
We take a lot of time in packaging your plants for the best possible travel. - We use a lot of tape to secure them - Be sure to cut away the tape as you open the package - do not yank / jerk on the plants or try to peal the tape back.
You should always quantine your plants once you get them - Water them if needed.
I suggest spraying them with a fungicide and a systemic insecticide to be sure there are no micro size critters hiding.
We strive to send a bug free plant but at times they can be micro or hidden. - for instance a zoo does not get a new animal and put it right in the area with the others. - it would be cared for and watched for a bit before introducing it to the others to be sure there are no issues from its travels. So do the same before introducing a stranger to your investments you already have
Be sure you want to place order before making payment. - We do not accept Cancellations. - Once an order is placed it will process.
If for some reason we are able to cancel order for you - There is a 30% restock fee - So be sure to sleep on your order before making payment especially if you are an impulse buyer.
Cancellations are too complicated as many times it takes more than a day to gather orders for shipping.Gathering orders is very time consuming.
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We strive to have out plants free of pests but it can happen that they will show up. I do not believe in just mass spraying to kill every critter. - We watch our plants closely and will spray only what needs to be sprayed when it needs it. This way we are careful to preserve our most precious critters.
Our edibles & butterfly plants are not sprayed. if need be for a few of the ones that may attack - we will usualy go to Dawn dish detergent and carefully hit the critters we need removed or reduced. (such as if our milkweed gets too many aphids and the lady bugs have not moved in we will go and hand dip the tips of the milkweed in a bucket with dawn mixture to take care of some to most of them.
Our critters are important to the ecosystem - even the ones we do not want.
Since we are dealing with a live plant, the refund policy is a little different then if you were returning "a shirt" because it did not fit.
Process for return- The tracking on the item acts as a time stamp, so you must contact us and send pictures within 24hrs