The panda plant, also known as pussy ears, is a sculptural succulent for indoors which originated in Central Madagascar.
The plant is a succulent with erect, branching stems and fleshy spoon shaped leaves covered with white felt. The leaves have sharply toothed, brown margins.
It prefers full sunlight and tolerates temperatures down to 45 ° F.
Water regularly from spring to fall, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. This plant is a succulent and tolerates drying out for about a month. Overwatering can cause root rot which will kill the plant. Feed with a low nitrogen fertilizer once a month from spring to fall.
This plant need good drainage and during the winter prefers to be kept dormant in a light, cool position at about 50° -59° F. Repot every third year in the spring.
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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