Unboxing Your PlantVine Plants

Please be sure to bring your plant(s) inside and unpack them as soon as possible – shipping and extreme temperatures could place undesirable stress on the plants.  Plants left sitting at your doorstep for an extended amount of time in cold or hot weather could potentially damage them.

What to do IMMEDIATELY after your plants arrive:

Please remove your new plant(s) from their shipping boxes as soon as possible. To remove your plant(s) from their box, make sure that the arrows are facing up and simply tilt the box slightly to access the bottom of the box. Simply cut open the bottom and lift. Although our plants are packed with the utmost care, the sooner they can enjoy the light and fresh air, the happier they will be. As you remove the plant from the box, you may notice one (or several) of these occurrences:

  • Some dirt in the pot may have been displaced.
  • Your plant may have some broken branches.
  • Your plant may look a bit wilted.
  • Your plant has dropped several leaves.

Please be assured, all of this is completely normal.

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What to do IMMEDIATELY after your plants arrive:

Please remove your new plant(s) from their shipping boxes as soon as possible. To remove your plant(s) from their box, make sure that the arrows are facing up and simply tilt the box slightly to access the bottom of the box. Simply cut open the bottom and lift. Although our plants are packed with the utmost care, the sooner they can enjoy the light and fresh air, the happier they will be. As you remove the plant from the box, you may notice one (or several) of these occurrences:

  • Some dirt in the pot may have been displaced.
  • Your plant may have some broken branches.
  • Your plant may look a bit wilted.
  • Your plant has dropped several leaves.

Please be assured, all of this is completely normal.

Here are your next simple steps to take:
  • Remove the paper sleeve from around your plant (if applicable).
  • Remove the plastic bag that wraps the pot, put any loose dirt in the bag back into the pot.
  • If the plant is tied to a bamboo stake, leave it at least a couple weeks for support. If there is a bamboo stake which isn’t tied to the plant, discard the bamboo stake.
  • Prune off any broken branches, if any. (This will actually promote new growth.)
  • Check the moisture about an inch below the soil surface. If it feels moist, do not water the soil – spray the leaves instead.  If it feels dry, thoroughly soak the soil. Those wilted leaves will perk up in no time!
  • Move the plant into a bright spot, but avoid direct mid-day sunlight for a couple days until the plant recovers from the shipping stress.
  • Do not fertilize plants for at least three weeks.
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Here are your next simple steps to take:

  • Remove the paper sleeve from around your plant (if applicable).
  • Remove the plastic bag that wraps the pot, put any loose dirt in the bag back into the pot.
  • If the plant is tied to a bamboo stake, leave it at least a couple weeks for support. If there is a bamboo stake which isn’t tied to the plant, discard the bamboo stake.
  • Prune off any broken branches, if any. (This will actually promote new growth.)
  • Check the moisture about an inch below the soil surface. If it feels moist, do not water the soil – spray the leaves instead.  If it feels dry, thoroughly soak the soil. Those wilted leaves will perk up in no time!
  • Move the plant into a bright spot, but avoid direct mid-day sunlight for a couple days until the plant recovers from the shipping stress.
  • Do not fertilize plants for at least three weeks.
PLEASE WAIT AT LEAST 10 DAYS FROM THEIR ARRIVAL TO TRANSPLANT YOUR PLANTS, WHETHER THEY ARE GOING INTO A NEW POT OR INTO THE GROUND.

PlantVine General Plant Care Instructions

First and foremost, you’ll need to determine a location your new plant: indoors, on the patio, or planted outside in your garden. Your plant’s final location will dictate some aspects of its care.

Here are some important tips and information from our professional care team:

WATERING: Developing proper watering routines is perhaps the hardest thing to learn. Spending a bit of time online researching the watering cycle of your specific plant will be incredibly beneficial. For example, it’s no surprise the watering requirements of Cacti and Succulents are dramatically different than, let’s say, philodendrons. In general, it is better to underwater then to overwater. Overwatering could result in root rot that might compromise your lovely plant. Pay attention to the soil drainage when determining how often to water your plant. Most plants will do well if you only water once the soil is dry to the touch and doesn’t feel cool. For succulents and cacti, you’ll want to leave the soil dry for a while before re-watering.

HUMIDITY: Indoor environments typically lack the humidity essential to many tropical plants. If you place your tropical plant in a “dry air” environment, remember to mist its leaves occasionally to keep them looking their loveliest.

SUN: PlantVine’s interior plants have been shade-grown. When these arrive at your home, be sure to place them where they will receive bright indirect light. Direct sunlight may scorch the plant’s leaves. Inversely, sun grown plants may partially defoliate if kept in shade. The shade houses where they grow are almost always going to provide more sun than inside your home. It’s normal for your plant to lose leaves while it gets used less light (the bigger the difference, the more leaf loss/yellowing will occur). It’s best if you place the plant where it can see the sky initially and slowly move it to its final location.

SELECTING THE RIGHT LOCATION: If you are planning to keep your plant on the patio, make sure you research the lowest temperature it can tolerate. Most of PlantVine’s plants are tropical, and can withstand temperatures down to 40 degrees. If a freeze is imminent, your plant should come indoors.

FERTILIZING: Please do not fertilize your plants upon their arrival, as they need some time to recover from shipping. We recommend fertilizing 2 months after delivery. Be sure to select the proper fertilizer for your specific plant, “Palm” “House Plant”, etc.

SOIL: When you’re ready to transplant your new addition (no sooner than 7 days after its arrival) to a new pot or in the ground, use the proper soil for your specific plant.

SELECTING THE CORRECT POT: If you are planning to keep your plant inside your home or on your patio, choose a pot with a drainage hole at the bottom. This is crucial, as it prevents excess water from building up and causing root rot or other fungal issues.

We hope you enjoy your new plants! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our friendly customer service team is standing by to help.

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Our 30 Day “Green Thumb” Guarantee Gives Every Gardener Peace of Mind. 

At PlantVine, we’re here to help you find the plants to mesh perfectly into your lifestyle. So, what kind of plant parent do you think you are?  Will you practice “gentle neglect?” Or perhaps you’re a bit of a water warrior? No problem. Everyone can find choices to fill their homes and gardens with gorgeous greenery. Here are some simple guidelines.

Are you always on the go – consumed at the office, with evenings crammed with a crazy schedule of meet-ups? Low maintenance plants, like the amazing Sansevieria, the Aloe Vera, or the Ponytail Palm, should be high on your list. The Sansevieria has several popular varieties. Our top seller is the Whale Fin. Ours will arrive on your doorstep with lots of lovely leaves. Not only is the Whale Fin low-maintenance, but it also filters the air. Definitely place one on your bedside table so it can work its air-purifying magic overnight. An Aloe Vera requires very little watering – perhaps only every two to three weeks. Not only does this plant have medicinal benefits, it is also air-purifying. Our last suggestion is the Ponytail Palm. Drought resistant, this beauty is a great fit for an on-the-go lifestyle.

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Do you have a fair amount of free time? You may want to consider choices that need a bit more of your attention. The Gloriosum, Licuala, and Fiddle Leaf Fig are top picks. These lovely plants need a bit of care to keep them at their peak. The Philodendron Gloriosum is a true show stopper with its big leaves. The Gloriosum requires specific amounts of water and humidity, (but no worries, we’ll let you know its requirements). The Licuala requires partial shade and needs humidity to flourish. The Fiddle Leaf Fig is one of our most popular plants. Equally at home indoors or out, you should place it in partial sun/shade, and make sure to keep the soil evenly moist.

Perhaps you’re somewhere in the middle of the “Plant Care” scale? We’ve got suggestions for you, too. In this category, consider the Giant Leopard Plant, the Dracaena Deremensis ‘Lisa’, and the Emerald Gem. The Giant Leopard is known for its uniquely shaped leaves. It prefers partial sun and slightly moist soil. The Dracaena Deremensis ‘Lisa’ is a popular slow grower for indoor spaces. The Dracaena enjoys medium sun, but not direct sunlight. It needs water only every one to two weeks. Lastly, we have the Emerald Gem, a popular tropical that thrives in low to medium light, and needs regular watering.

No matter what your “Plant Parent” category, we’ve got smart suggestions for your lifestyle. We’re here to help you “Go Green!”
Happy planting!
Those of us with hope in hearts know that Spring is on its way.

This year, why not plan for some very welcome visitors in your garden? Let’s spend a moment familiarizing ourselves with several plants sure to attract butterflies and bees.

Milkweed has traditionally been one of our most popular butterfly plants.

Our Butterfly Flower Milkweed (Asclepias spp) and our Giant Milkweed (Calotropis Gigantea ) are perfect choices. Milkweed grows five nectar cups with incurved horns around the petals. This allows butterflies or caterpillars to move easily from one leaf to the next, collecting fallen pollen from the plant’s horns. Milkweed is also where Monarch butterflies prefer to lay their eggs.

In the last several years, those of us who love gardening have seen an alarming downward trend in the bee population. That’s why committed gardeners and environmentalists are paying more attention to attracting bees, by planting their favorite flowers and plants. As we all know, bees are one of the most important pollinating insects – so central to our gardens’ well being. This year, let’s plan to make our outdoor spaces more welcoming to these crucial critters.

Happy Planting!

Popular Plants for Spring:

Happy February!

Love is in the air, and even though temperatures may be challenging, we know in our hearts that Spring is around the corner. Whether you’re looking for a plant to add sunshine to your lives right now, or searching for that perfect Valentine’s gift that keeps on giving….look no further.

We at PlantVine have thought up a great way to “rush the season” and bring a welcome touch of Springtime indoors.  In addition to our website’s very special Valentine’s Day picks, we’ve selected some favorites as our “Plants of the Month.” These have been carefully curated to add lush green to your indoor environs. For those of you living in warmer climates, our Plants of the Month are great outdoors, as well.

Drum Roll Please…..February’s selects are: the Weeping Fig, the Monstera Adansonii, and last but certainly not leaf (we could NOT resist the plant pun), the Yellow Elder.

Weeping Fig – Ficus Benjamina ‘Wintergreen’ 

Plant lovers….can you identify 2018’s most popular plant? You guessed it, the Weeping Fig. Its glossy, green leaves adorn branchlets that droop gracefully from its main trunk.

Monstera Adansonii

Known as the ‘Swiss Cheese Plant’ because of its distinctive dark green leaves, the Monstera is the perfect plant to begin or add to your indoor jungle. The Monstera Adansonii also makes a great alternative to the highly coveted Monstera Deliciosa.

Yellow Elder – Tecoma Stans

Flexibility has made the Yellow Elder one of our most popular plants. Looking for a tree? Voila! It’s a tree. Looking for a bush or a trellis? It can do that, too. Its brilliant yellow flowers are so easy to fall in love with. If you’re living in the Polar Vortex these days, just keep the Yellow Elder indoors and trim it into a small bush

Plant Lovers! Be on the lookout for our upcoming Spring Selects. Happy Planting!

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