Blooms come in many colors and last for several weeks. Chose plants with both open flowers and opening buds.
HOW NOT TO KILL IT
Location – Keep the plant at 50-60F (10-15C), as the flowers will last longer. A windowsill in a cool room is ideal.
Light – Provide bright, indirect light; keep it out of direct sun.
Watering + Feeding – A mum likes water, so keep the potting mix moist (but not soggy) at all times. You could feed the plant after a few weeks. It won't flower for long enough to need feeding a second time.
Care – Deadhead any spent flowers. Plants are often discarded after flowering, but you could try planting yours in your garden. It will have been treated with dwarfing hormones before it was sold, but should revert to its normal growth habit outdoors, and may flower in fall.
The plant needs watering.
SAVE IT – Water your plant and ensure that you are keeping the potting mix moist, but not soggy
FLOWERS NOT LASTING?
Higher temperature will make the flowers open more rapidly and fade more quickly.
SAVE IT - Move it to a cooler spot that is 50-60F (10-15C)
FUZZY GRAU MOLD ON THE FOLIAGE?
This gray mold is called botrytis and may have been caused by your plant sitting in its cellophane wrapping for a long time.
SAVE IT – Remove any affected areas and treat with a fungicide.
BUDS WON'T OPEN?
The plant may not be getting enough light. If the buds are completely green, they may not open.
SAVE IT – Move your plant to a brighter spot.