The bay tree, sweet bay or Grecian laurel, is a small sculptural tree for indoors, originating in Europe, with the leaves having a culinary use.
This is a small green tree with aromatic, leathery, elliptic leaves used as a spice in cooking. The flowers are insignificant and of a yellow green color.
This plant prefers full sunlight but will tolerate filtered sunlight. It tolerates temperatures down to 41° F.
Water plentifully from spring to fall, more sparingly for the remainder of the year. This plant does not tolerate standing in water. Feed with a low nitrogen fertilizer every two weeks from spring to fall.
This plant can be cut back and shaped as desired. It needs good drainage and prefers a dormant period during the winter. During the winter it should be kept in a light, cool position, at about 41-50° F. This plant should be repotted every year in the spring and trimming should take place in the summer.
If you’re disappointed because your potted plant doesn’t look is lush and attractive as do the plant in a florist shop, then you don’t know the trick that florists use to get that look. Florists do use a leaf shine product to polish the leaves on their potted plant to make them look as healthy and as attractive as possible.
There are many leaf shine products on the market and the best of those products, the one most used by florists on their plants is Chrysal leafshine.
Chrysal leafshine polishes your plants, as well as cut foliage, for a natural healthy look. It removes water spots and calcium deposits and even prevents dust from settling on the leaves. It is a quick drying, safe and easy to use spray which requires no wiping or rubbing.
To purchase Chrysal leafshine contact your local florist. If they do not currently have the product for sale; your local florist can get it from Delaware Valley Wholesale Florist Supply/Fresh Blooms.
Unfortunately, Delaware Valley does not sell directly to the general public; however, you can contact them at 800-676-1212 to learn where you can publicly purchase Chrysal leafshine. If memory should fail you when speaking to them just tell him you want the “good stuff” – I’ve ordered it that way from them before and that also goes to prove how fantastic this leaf shine spray actually is.
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