On Wednesday, September 17th, Engledow Group hosted a plant give-a-way on Monument Circle to celebrate National Indoor Plant Week. This year, Engledow gave away Lemon Lime Warneckii. If you are like most people, you might have a few questions regarding how to properly maintain your new plant. Below are some tips and best practices to maintain your newly acquired Lemon Lime Warneckii.
Container: In order for your Lemon Lime Warneckii to achieve its full potential, it will need to be repotted to allow for more root growth. The growing container that you received at the National Indoor Plant Week event was a 3” grow container. When you transplant into a larger grow container, it is crucial to take incremental steps up and don’t try to repot into a large container right away. A 3” should be replanted into a 6” growing container with good draining soil. After a year or so, you can then step up to an 8” growing container, and so on until you have it in the container size you desire.
Lighting: Lemon Lime Warneckii does fine in low light, but they prefer it a little brighter. A good spot would be near a window where the plant will get a minimum of 4 hours of natural sunlight a day.
Water: The plant should stay evenly moist, not too dry and not too wet. If you do have to error in your watering, error on the side of keeping the plant dry. A plant with soil that is too wet will develop root rot. The amount of water your plant will need depends on a lot of factors: the amount of light it receives, the temperature of the room, humidity levels, among other things. A good rule of thumb would be to water the plant once a week and adjust according to how quickly the soil dries.
Fertilizer: As your plant uses the naturally occurring nutrients from its soil, those nutrients will have to be replaced through fertilization. Indoor plant fertilizers can be found at most local florists or home and garden centers. We recommend a time release formula. Make sure and follow the directions on the fertilizer because over fertilization of the plant can lead to brown leaves, among other problems. It is best to fertilize once a month during the spring/summer/early fall months. During the winter months (November through March) it is best to hold off on fertilizer.
If you have questions about your Lemon Lime Warneckii, please leave a comment below and we will work to have an answer to you as quickly as possible.
Thank you again for coming out to our National Indoor Plant Week event. Plants are our passions and we love being able to share that passion with others!