PLANT CARE TIPS
Properly care for your Succulents
Watch Ryan explain how to properly care for and water your succulent plantsRead More
Succulent plants come from dry and arid climates. To be successful in taking care of a succulent plant, their natural environment must be mimicked. These plants do not require much water and care. The questions we get asked the most often about Succulents here at Flamingo Road Nursery is, when do you water them? How much water do you give them?
You water your succulents only when the soil underneath the plant is completely dry. If you tap the soil and it is crumbly, it is time to water your plant. If the soil below it is wet or moist, it does not need to be watered yet. When you do water it, you should completely soak the soil underneath it.
If you have any further questions, stop by the nursery! Someone will be here to assist you with all your succulent questions.
Proper Planting Technique with John
Learn the proper planting technique for South Florida with John.Read More
For proper planting in South Florida, you need a few different things.
Bumper Crop: A soil builder. It adds organic matter to the soil.
Biotone: A fertilizer that encourages the feeder roots to grow
Once you have the Bumper Crop, the biotone and your plant of choice, it is a simple 7 step process for planting your plant.
- Place the bumper crop over the soil where you want to plant
- Dig a hole where you placed the bumper crop. While digging, mix the bumper crop with your native soil
- Take plant out of container, put it in the ground
- Take biotone and put it around the plant
- Fill in the rest of the hole with the bumper crop and native soil mix. Pat down to ensure the plant is in place
- Sprinkle biotone around the plant
- Water every day for 2 weeks
We do this process for every plant in South Florida. Watch John plant a Hibiscus tree in the video above.
Happy planting! Stop by the Nursery if you have any additional questions!