Bringing the fresh fields of heather indoors will add a sweet fragrance and friendly feeling to any room of the house. ProFlowers is dedicated to making sure our fresh from the fields flowering plants, such as our heather, are the cream of the crop so you can spend more time admiring them and less time caring for them.
To enjoy your plant, follow the instructions below to ensure you don’t bruise or harm it while unpacking it. In addition, follow these directions, as well as the one provided in the box, for a long lasting heather plant that can potentially grow up to 3 feet tall.
1) Carefully remove the plastic sleeve and/or wax paper from around plant.
2) Completely (and immediately) remove the moss or paper shred covering the top of the soil and discard.
3) Thoroughly water your heather upon arrival if the soil feels dry to the touch. Soil should be checked regularly for level of moisture. When the soil feels dry, it is an indication that the heather needs water. We recommend watering them over a sink to avoid overwatering and allowing excess water to drain.
4) The heather plant likes full sun each morning and partial shade in the afternoons. It also thrives best in moderate (normal indoor) temperatures.
5) Feed it a water-soluble, acid fertilizer once a year preferably in early summer.
6) Blooms should appear in late summer through early fall (July through November).
7) If you want to plant your heather outside, it is perfectly safe to do so. Heather plants can be planted anytime the ground is not frozen. They like well-drained soil and protection from cold winter winds. Keep in mind that they like the temperatures to stay above 32°F in winter months and below 80°F in summer months.
8) Prune back and shape the heather every year after it has stopped blooming. This will encourage new growth and keep the plant aesthetically appealing.