I often get plant questions, and I had a very timely one this past week. Primulas are popping up all over the stores, and they are a welcome reminder that spring is indeed on it's way - despite the snow that Mother Nature keeps sending us. Here is a short bit on Primula care.
Primulas are grown for a bit of spring colour - much like a pan of tulips or daffodils and not to be a long term houseplant. Fortunately a lot of them are perennial in this are so once it is warm enough, you can plant outside in a sunny spot and you may be lucky enough to see it bloom again. In the meantime, they like bright - not direct - sun, to stay evenly moist - but not overwatered as the roots still need to breathe, and a cooler location. This should prolong the blooming period. When the blooms are done, gently remove spent blossoms. Wilting can be both a sign of over and under watering - so adjust accordingly. As with most houseplants, if using tap water, it is always a good idea to allow the water to sit overnight to allow chlorine and fluoride to dissipate before using on your plant as both can cause toxicity. Enjoy!
Random musings from the grey matter of Mellie.