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  • Introduction to Horticulture Plant: African Violet Term: Acclimation
  • African Violet – Saintpaulia
    • Perennial short leaves on short stems – may be fuzzy
    • Flowers pink, purple, white, salmon
    • Temp: 60 -75
    • Bright indirect light
      • Can tolerate low light periodically
    • Keep soil evenly moist
    • Don’t let the leaves get wet
    • Feed monthly, spring – fall
    • Propagate by division & leaf cutting
    • Pests: Mealy bugs, mites & aphids
  • Kalanchoe
    • Succulent
    • Red or pink flowers
    • Temp 50-75
    • Bright Sunlight
    • Drench and then let dry to barely moist before watering again
    • Fertilize twice a year: Spring & Summer
    • Propagate by seeds & leaf or stem cuttings
    • Pests: Scale, aphids, mealy bugs
    • Need short days (6 weeks) to flower
  • Acclimation
    • A time period for plants to adjust from the high light, fertilizer, and humidity levels in the greenhouse to the lower levels of retail stores and homes.
  • Indoor Plant Pests
    • Mealy bugs
      • Suck plant sap
      • Check underneath leaves and in folds of new leaves
      • Control by wiping off with cotton swap in alcohol or with insecticidal soap
      • Ladybugs (lady beetles)
  • Scale
    • Small (1/8 “ long) insects that attach themselves to leaves and stems
    • Females are smooth and look like pale green or brown “bumps”
    • Males are winged and rarely seen.
    • They pierce leaves and stems to feed on plant juices
    • Control with insecticidal soaps and Ladybugs
  • Other pests
    • Whiteflies
    • Thrips
  • Biological Control
  • Powdery Mildew
    • Problem for African Violet, Begonia, and Jade Plants
    • Prevent with good air circulation, avoid wetting leaves
    • Control by applying fungicides
  • Care Cards
    • House Plant Name
    • Genus
    • Water requirements:
    • Light Requirements
    • Special Needs or Potential Problems
  • Job Interviews
    • After the application, the interview is the next step in employment
    • Can be formal or informal depending on the hiring manager
  • Important Items
    • Be on time
    • Dress neatly and appropriately
    • Have questions for the employer not related to vacation & wages
    • Have answers ready about interests, skills, and education
    • Always keep in mind how your answer will sound from the employers viewpoint.
  • Videos
    • Right and wrong example
    • List 6 things she did wrong
    • Don’t make these mistakes
  • Interiorscape
    • Front Hall Entrance to school
    • Measure Light
    • Select Plants
    • Design Plantings – use same design principles as landscape design