flowering plants require a little more TLC. Anglian Home Improvements reveals how you can nurture beautiful blooms Home: A bright windowsill is perfect but make sure the temp is consistent, and beware of overexposure in summer. Watering: Keep the soil slightly damp, just let it dry slightly between watering. In summer, use a flower food once a month. general care: Dust occasionally, it’ll encourage growth. for extra shiny leaves, rub with a soft, damp cloth.