j&M Plant Care Page
We want you to love keeping plants in your home and enjoy the the serene pleasure of tending, careing for and watching your plants grow. However we know some people find this to be a daunting task. You are worried you will take home this lovely healthy plant and watch it whither and die in your own home. That is why we created the J&M Plant Care Page, so anytime you have a question about your little green baby this will serve as your guide! We will be adding new plants in all the time, so if you don't see yours here give us a call at (973) 377- 4740 and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.
Many succulents come from dry areas such as steppes, semi-desert, and desert. High temperatures and low precipitation force plants to collect and store water to survive long dry periods. Some species of cactus can survive for months without rainfall. Succulents may occasionally occur as epiphytes, growing on other plants with limited or no contact with the ground, and are dependent on their ability to store water and gain nutrients by other means; this niche is seen in Tillandsia. Succulents also occur as inhabitants of seacoasts and dry lakes, which are exposed to high levels of dissolved minerals that are deadly to many other plant species.
Bromeliads are plants that are adapted to various climates. Foliage takes different shapes, from needle-thin to broad and flat, symmetrical to irregular, spiky to soft. The foliage, which usually grows in a rosette, is widely patterned and colored. Leaf colors range from maroon, through shades of green, to gold. Varieties may have leaves with red, yellow, white and cream variations. Others may be spotted with purple, red, or cream, while others have different colors on the tops and bottoms of the leaves. Some bromeliads are faintly scented, while others are heavily perfumed. Blooms from the species Tillandsia cyanea have a fragrance resembling that of clove spice.
In a classic setting the anthurium projects so much elegant and enigmatic charm that almost no other plant can beat it. “With its eye-catching red, purple or white flowers the anthurium is better than any other plant for providing colourful accents which often set the mood, while simultaneously having a rugged look - whether it’s in a private home or within the project sector," believes the German floral designer. "I have therefore referred to the anthurium extensively in my book Architektur und Pflanze."