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If you are going to have the plants for a few weeks, you need to put them near the sun or set up sun lamps that will give them artificial sunlight. You also need to set up a watering schedule so that they get water as often as they need it. Keep in mind that all plants and flowers are different. Some might need to be watered every other day, while others would be flooded out by that much water and really just need it once a week. If you get multiple type of plants, make sure that your watering schedule takes into account their specific needs.
For long-term plant arrangements, you may also have to consider trimming and pruning the plants. This can be used in two different ways. First of all, you have to cut away the dead buds, stalks and flowers. Not only does this make the plant look much better, which is important when it is being used as decoration, but it also allows it to grow in a healthy fashion. You can trim back the plants if they get too large. You do not want them to begin dominating the room. Trimming can help them grow in a specific direction or it can just be used to maintain their size.
As you can see, there are a few different steps to this process, and it all hinges on the duration that you hired the plants for initially. Plants do not take as much care as pets, but you do need to put in some effort to keep them looking terrific. If you neglect them and ignore them, it is going to show. The main reason why plants die is because the people who own them do not take the time to do all of the little things.
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