Discover the charm of Fleurettes, a compact relative of Chrysanthemums grown at Willy’s Greenhouse. Find plant care tips and answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Fleurettes are the relative of the Chrysanthemum variety.
The plant tends to be a more compact version of a Chrysanthemum, ranging from 7-9″ in height, and 7-9″ in width. The flowers are quite petite, but the plant contains many flowers per plant. Care instructions are very similar to that of a Chrysanthemum.
Avoid letting the soil dry out in a Fleurette. They require watering every day, to every other day, depending on their temperature and light level.
Water the pot from above until water runs out the bottom of the pot. Do not allow your mum to sit in water, as this will harm the plant.
Fleurettes prefer bright, indirect sunlight.
Avoid direct afternoon light which can be too intense for a Fleurette, and burn the flowers.
Fleurettes perform best at home and office temperatures. You will see it thrive at 15 to 20°C, or 60 to 65°F.
Avoid placing Fleurettes on appliances that give off heat, such as a radio or television, or near heater vents or windy locations. This can tend to dry out the plant quicker.
How long will my Fleurette last once I bring it home?
You will get two to three weeks of enjoyment out of your Willy’s Greenhouse fresh plants.
If I plant this flower in my garden, will it bloom again?
Fleurettes, a close relative to the Chrysanthemum, are short day plants. This means that they need more darkness then light to bloom. Fleurettes will naturally bloom during the fall season because the days become shorter. In the greenhouse, we manipulate the light by shading the plants when it is still light outside. By doing this, the flowers will bloom when we need them to. If you plant your Fleurette in the garden between May – July, It will bloom naturally some time in October.
Some of the blooms on my plant do not look good, what should I do?
Do not be afraid to pull off old blooms from your plant. When you get rid of a bloom, the energy of the plant can go to other blooms and make them open. If the buds are still not open beneath the blooms you pulled off, place the plant by a window so that it can use the energy from the sun to open more blooms.