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Surprise your child’s teacher or tutor with an eye-popping arrangement. Ask your child to put his/her favorite teaching moment on the gift card to make a memory that lasts a lifetime.
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Serenity and relaxation are the essence of this color scheme. A floral arrangement featuring a vase of tranquility is perfect for busy moms, harried professionals and those who seek a moment of calm from life’s stressful situations.
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Common names: zygocactus, Christmas cactus
Description: Named for its blooming season, these cacti have individual stem joints that are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. Satiny, many-petaled flowers hang from pendulous branches, making them lovely blooming plants. Colors include lavender, purple, pink, red and white. They grow 1 to 1 1/2 feet high.
Special care: These blooming plants thrive in bright indirect light. Night temperatures should be no lower than 55 F/13 C. Keep the soil evenly moistened, and fertilize every two weeks while flowering. Keep humidity levels medium to high. Watch for wilt diseases and spider mites.
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