Keep the room temperature between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the spring, summer, and fall. As well, maintain a room humidity of between 25 and 49 percent.
- In the winter, keep the room temperature closer to 65 °F (18 °C) to encourage the plant to produce new flower buds.
- Do not hang the plant near a heating or air conditioning vent or near a doorway where it will be exposed to cold drafts in the winter.
- To make aged water, simply fill an empty milk jug or watering can a few days before the lipstick plant needs to be watered. Then fill the container again right away after watering the plant. This way, you will always have aged water ready for the plant.
- Allow the top 1 to 2 inches of potting mix to dry before watering in the winter. Keeping the lipstick plant a little dryer during the winter will result in more profuse blooming in the spring and summer.
The lily, or Liliaecae, family contains thousands of lily species, from true lilies to peace lilies (Spathiphylum spp.), which generally grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11. Many types of lily grow well indoors. Some lily species are fragrant, while others have no scent. Lilies have similar basic cultural needs. To grow lilies successfully indoors, try to reproduce as closely as possible their outdoor growing requirements for light, water and fertilizer.
If you’ve ever grown (or killed) a maidenhair fern, you’ll know that these delicate, lacy beauties are quite picky when it comes to their growing conditions. We’ve featured plenty of tough-as-nails plants (spider plants, Chinese evergreens, cast-iron plants, and dracaena) that can tolerate a wide range of conditions, but maidenhair ferns are the opposite. As long as you know that there’s no fooling around when it comes to meeting its needs, though, this fern will reward you with gorgeous foliage. Here is what you need to know to keep a maidenhair fern thriving.