how to care for flowering plants?

Our tips to enjoy our flowering assortment as long as possible:

Stephanotis

Stephanotis is a symbol of ‘wedded bliss’, which is why it is also known as bridal flower. It is also one of the most fragrant flowers in the world and that is why it is available from AltaNova in a mix together with Jasmine.

Stephanotis likes to be in a light, sunny position and can be watered regularly. When the flowers open, they are wonderfully scented.

Licht Prefers a light, sunny position; but not in bright sun
Water Water regularly; give less water once flowering ends
Plantvoeding Feed regularly (once every two weeks)
Temperatuur Temperature between 18 and 22 °C is ideal
Open bloemen Open flowers are wonderfully scented
Keurmerk Low environmental impact during cultivation

Jasmijn

The name of this graceful climber comes from the Persian word ‘Yasmin’, which means ‘gift from god’. Jasmine is a symbol of purity, simplicity, modesty and strength.

Jasmine has very few needs, it flowers from December to April and gives a lot of pleasure!

house Suitable for indoors; also suitable for the terrace and the balcony
light Prefers a light, sunny position; can tolerate partial shade
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)
Temperature Temperature between 5 and 20 °C is ideal; can’t tolerate (night) frost
Open flowers Open flowers are wonderfully scented
Quality mark Low environmental impact during cultivation

Genista Cytisus

Also known as broom in English. Fun fact: brooms or brushes used to be made from brooms twigs.

The hardy Genista is a real sun worshiper, it flowers from early spring to late summer and is easy to care for.

house Suitable for indoors; also suitable for the terrace and the balcony
light Prefers a light, sunny position; can tolerate partial shade
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)

Ceanothus

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Ceanothus is also known as American Lilac. This profusely flowering plant is a real sun worshiper and is a symbol for ‘rebounding’.

Ceanothus likes to be in a sheltered spot in the garden. This sturdy shrub grows vigorously and has abundant flowers. If it is pruned after flowering, it will give enjoyment for even longer. The plant retains its leaves well in winter, but is sensitive to frost.

house Suitable for indoors; also suitable for the terrace and the balcony
light partial shade
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)
Temperature Temperature between 5 and 20 °C is ideal; can’t tolerate (night) frost
Quality mark Low environmental impact during cultivation

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea brings a Mediterranean atmosphere to your garden, terrace or balcony! When abroad, you will often see it growing against the white walls of typical Mediterranean houses. Its bright colours give that ultimate holiday feeling!

Bougainvillea needs a lot of sun thanks to its origins. Even in the Dutch climate you can enjoy this brightly coloured flowering plant for about four months (June-September). Bougainvillea can’t tolerate frost, so preferably keep it indoors during the winter.

house No wind or as little as possible, never in a draught
light Likes plenty of light but not directly in full sun
Water Water every day during the summer, and once a week during the rest of the year
plant Nutrition Feed once every two weeks in the summer, not in the winter
Temperature Temperature between 5 and 20 °C is ideal; can’t tolerate (night) frost
Open flowers Open flowers are wonderfully scented
Quality mark Low environmental impact during cultivation
Particularities Prune at the end of the summer and ensure it is protected from frost during the winter

Dipladenia Sundaville

This is one of the most rewarding garden flowers; it produces non-stop flowers in various colours all summer long to late in the autumn! The plant has different names, it is also called Mandevilla or Sundaville.

You can put the Dipladenia outside in April or May and only need to bring it back inside in mid-November. So you can enjoy it from the early spring until the late autumn!

house In a sheltered place, out of the wind
light Likes plenty of light but not directly in full sun
Water Water every day during the summer, and once a week during the rest of the year
plant Nutrition Feed once every two weeks in the summer, not in the winter
Temperature Temperature between 5 and 20 °C is ideal; can’t tolerate (night) frost
Quality mark Low environmental impact during cultivation
Particularities No wind or as little as possible, never in a draught

Passiflora

The passion flower has a lot of symbolism. Passion originally means ‘suffering’.  The Spanish conquerors in South America used this flower to explain the story (the suffering) of Christ to the original inhabitants.

Passion flower is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and preferably in a sheltered place with sufficient light.

house In a sheltered place, out of the wind
light Likes plenty of light but not directly in full sun
Water Water every day during the summer, and once a week during the rest of the year
plant Nutrition Feed once every two weeks in the summer, not in the winter
Temperature Temperature between 5 and 20 °C is ideal; can’t tolerate (night) frost
Quality mark Low environmental impact during cultivation
Particularities No wind or as little as possible, never in a draught

Thunbergia

The Dutch name is: ‘Suzanne with the beautiful eyes’. The striking black heart of the flower is reminiscent of the pupil of an eye, hence this unforgettable name!

Thunbergia is a real sun worshiper and loves warmth, it can only stay outside if the temperature is more than 10°C. Make sure that the soil does not dry out.

house Suitable for the terrace and balcony, also suitable for indoors
light Prefers a light, sunny position; can tolerate partial shade
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)

Toscaanse Jasmijn

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This elegant plant is also called ‘Star Jasmine’ and immediately brings to mind sunny, Mediterranean terraces. The wonderfully sweet scent of this jasmine also has soothing qualities.

The Tuscan Jasmine is a hardy (up to -10°C frost) climbing plant that likes to be in full sun. It flowers from June to September with beautiful white flowers that have a wonderful scent.

house Suitable for the terrace and balcony, also suitable for indoors
light partial shade
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)

Hydrangea

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The hydrangea is originally from China and Japan. This stylish and easy plant symbolizes gratitude, grace, beauty and abundance.

The hydrangea likes to be in the sun, but the soil must be moist enough. After flowering, this plant can be planted in the ground and it will then be winter-hardy.

house Position: ideal for the garden and the balcony
light partial shade
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)

Echinacea

Echinacea is also known as the ‘purple coneflower’ and is one of the most widely used plants for herbal medicines. Its convex heart in combination with the almost horizontal petals gives it a classic cone-shaped appearance.

Spring is the best time to plant echinacea in your garden. It flowers from July to September, but also looks beautiful when its has finished flowering! Another nice quality; the plant is hardy when planted in the ground.

house Position: ideal for the garden and the balcony
light Light: in a sunny position
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)

Kniphofia

This plant, originating from the African Savanna, is named after the German botanist Kniphof. The Kniphofia is also known as the red hot poker, a logical name for this fiery bloomer!

The Kniphofia likes to be in a sunny position and likes moist soil. To enjoy the plant for as long as possible, remove the dead flowers and leave the leaves on the plant during the winter. In case of severe frost, it is advisable to cover the plant.

house Position: ideal for the garden and the balcony
light Light: in a sunny position
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)

Salvia

Salvia comes from the Latin ‘Salvere’, or ‘healthy’ or ‘saving’. The Romans called it a ‘holy herb’ because of its cleansing effect.

Salvia can be grown in a sunny to very lightly shaded spot. Salvia Lake is an annual plant. Salvia Nemorosa is winter-hardy, and if you lightly cut the stems back immediately after flowering, it will flower again!

house Position: ideal for the garden and the balcony
light Light: in a sunny position
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)

Hebe

The Hebe Addenda® is a true ‘butterfly magnet’. In Greek mythology, Hebe is the goddess of youth and she represents the flowering of nature and spring, giving nectar to the gods.

The Hebe flowers beautifully until well into the autumn, especially until the first frost. So you can enjoy this stylish bloomer for a long time. Also known as bush veronica!

house Position: ideal for the garden and the balcony
light Light: in a sunny position
Water Water: water daily; do not leave water in the pot
plant Nutrition Feed regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)

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