Often times referred to as Mums or Chrysanths, the Chrysanthemum is native to Asia and north-eastern Europe. Mums are extremely popular during the fall because of their beautiful colour varitities. Indoor mums are a prized houseplants for their ability to cleanse air pollutants.
Chrysanthemums are not safe for animal or human consumption.
|Light||Prefer filtered bright light|
|Water||Keep soil moist but well drained, avoid overwatering|
|Temperature||Prefer temperatures approximately 60˚F – 70˚F|
Water the pot only when soil begins to feel dry to the touch. Over-watering your Mum could lead to root rot. Mums love bright, filtered light. Be sure to place it near a bright window in your home. Avoid direct sunlight as this can cause harm to the plant while growing indoors. Mums can grow in warmer temperatures, but to keep them looking lively and bright, it is suggested that they stay at a cooler temperatures; around 60˚F – 70˚F.
Ensure that any dead blooms are removed. To do this simply pinch off the head of the bloom, but leave the branches intact. They have a better chance if you wait to prune old stems until spring. Search the foliage for tiny pests, especially Aphids. They often are coloured green or black. If there is presence of this pest, wash leaves with a soap mixture of 2 teaspoons of mild detergent to 1 gallon of water.