The Witches Brew (October 2019) Plant Package features four spooky fall-interest plants paired with a burgundy planter. With mystical colors of purples, pinks, browns and blacks, this arrangement will be a perfect compliment to your holiday decor!
Below, we'll answer some questions you might have about caring for your container.
How much sun should I give my container? The flowers prefer full sun, which means you'll want to find a spot that gets 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
How often should I water my plants? These plants are drought-tolerant, but if you're keeping them outside in temperatures of 75 degrees or above (yes, there are still parts of the country this warm!), you'll want water every day. You can tell if your plants need water by sticking your finger into the top inch of soil. If it is dry, it's time to water. A good watering consists of watering until water runs out of the holes on the bottom of the container. This will allow even the deepest of roots to get the necessary water. If your container is indoors, cut back on watering - every three days is a good rule of thumb.
It's getting colder! What do I do? These plants can tolerate a light frost, but that doesn't necessarily mean they should. While they'll survive a light frost, the frost is still causing damage and affecting the lifespan of the plants. If a frost is in the forecast or temperatures are falling consistently below 45 degrees, bring the container inside. You can keep it permanently inside in a sunny window, or you can move it outside for sun during the day and bring it inside for the overnights.
My plants are getting so big! What can I do? The Bewitched at Midnight shouldn't grow more than 16 inches tall, but it may try to grow wide and crowd out your other plants. If it starts to become a container bully, trim it back. The Graceful Grasses can also be trimmed if it grows too tall.
Do I have to deadhead? Both of the flowering plants in this container are self-flushers - you shouldn't have to deadhead!
Can I transfer it to the ground? Since fall is here is, we recommend that most of the country keeps these plants in the container to allow for better climate control.
Is this arrangement pet-friendly? While none of these plants are toxic to pets, we don't recommend letting your pets snack on them. You never know what could upset their stomachs, and oftentimes microscopic bugs live in the plants.
Did we miss anything? Ask us additional questions in the comments below and our growers will be happy to answer!