Care and Handling: Frosty Ferns
‘Tis the season for beautiful floral! Our Frosty Ferns make cute gifts. They’re bright and full of cheer and make great gifts for anyone. Keep them looking their best in your grocery department by follow just a few easy steps.
What is a Frosty Fern?
Even though, its name suggests it’s a holiday plant, Frosty Ferns are actually a moss. The frosty fern gets its name from the distinctive white color of its new growth, giving its tips a frosted appearance.
How do I care for it?
in essence, place in indirect light and try to keep the soil slightly moist.
Care for frosty ferns can be a little tricky, and gardeners who don’t know a few simple growing requirements are often frustrated by plants that quickly fail.
The most important thing to know when growing these plants is that they need at least 70% humidity. This is much higher than the average home. In order to keep the plant moist enough, you’ll need to raise the humidity by keeping it on top of a tray of pebbles and water, or in a terrarium.
Frosty ferns actually perform very well in terrariums, since they’re small and require little light. Water frequently, but don’t let your plant’s roots sit in standing water. The frosty fern does best in temperatures between 60 and 80 F and will start to suffer in temperatures much hotter or colder. Too much nitrogen fertilizer will turn the white tips green, so make sure to feed sparingly. As long as you treat it right, your frosty fern will grow reliably and beautifully for years.
How should I merchandise it?
Yes, the name makes it an easy seller at Christmas time, especially when it’s decorated with cardinals, snowmen, or snowflakes.
Mix floral styles – Display frosty ferns with poinsettias, rosemary trees, and tie-ins.
Mix smaller gift items into the same display as larger products to capitalize on impulse gifts for teachers, mail carrier, friends, etc.
Add color – our frosty ferns come with cardinal decorations and colorful wrapping, so coordinate! Many holiday purchases are planned for home decor, so displays should replicate modern interior colors and combinations to maximize these purchases.
Post care tips for Frosty Ferns (and other seasonal floral) so your customers aren’t stumped when it comes to plant care. The less guess work, the more they feel confident in their purchase and may buy more for gifts!
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