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Project Day Plant Care

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Purple Passion:(Gynura aurantiaca) Bright to moderate light, keep soil moist but don’t allow the roots to stand in soggy soil as they are susceptible to root rot. Avoid getting the foliage wet as this can cause rot. 

Aluminum: (Pilea Cadierei) Bright indirect sunlight. Spring and Summer keep soil moist, fall and winter allow top ¼ inch of soil to dry out before watering.  Do not allow plants to sit in water. Prune back plant to encourage bushy growth. 

Spider Plant: (Chlorophytum comosum) Bright to moderate indirect sunlight.  Spring and Summer keep soil moist to encourage growth, do not let the soil dry out too much in the winter month.  Spider plants are prone to tip burn, which can be caused by dry soil, low-humidity, or a build up of salt and chemicals found in some public tap waters, avoid watering with fluoride and chlorine treated water and cut off brown tips.  

Palm  (Chamaedorea elegans?)  Moderate light, or bright morning or afternoon light.  Allow top of soil to dry out before watering, and do not allow roots to sit in water.

Purple Waffle plant: (Hemigraphis alternata) Bright indirect light, shaded from direct sun.  keep soil consistently moist do not over water.  

Nerve Plant (Fittonia) Filtered indirect sunlight, or part shade. Avoid direct light.  Moist but well draining soil. If the plant becomes leggy, prune to encourage bushy growth.

Aralia: Bright indirect light, morning sun is okay but avoid direct sunlight for long periods.  Allow soil to dry and then water thoroughly.  

Mini Schefflera: (Schefflera arboricola) Bright indirect light. Keep soil moist but do not allow plants to sit in water.  

Cordyline: (C. terminalis) Bright indirect light, keep soil consistently moist.  Water when the top of soil feels dry. Plants prefer temperatures above 67 degrees Fahrenheit.