How To Have A beautiful Indoor Garden
House plants will definitely enhance your home environment, and now more than ever the selection is limitless.
When selecting a house plant, inspect the plant closely and be certain you are not bringing home any bugs or other pests. Gently tapping on the leaves, if it produces a small cloud that looks like dandruff, pass over the plant because it is more than likely infested with whiteflies. This is a common occurrence in nurseries and you will not want to bring that home with you.
Most house plants would happier in a moist atmosphere that is common in a bathroom or laundry room, most plant owners put them in a place in the home where they can be shown off. Therefore, many finicky plants will needlessly die, being placed in a less than ideal environment. Plants require care and each type has its own instructions.
During the 80s, the American Space Agency found out that some types of plants were very good at removing pollution from the air. Spider plants, peace lilies, and pothos all fit the bill quite well if you are seeking to clean the air in your office or home. You might like to tuck a few around your living room, but what do they look like and what type of atmosphere do they need to grow and thrive, are important things to note.
Spider plants have been grown as an indoor house plant for over 200 hundred years and are available anywhere. There arching leaves can be either a solid green or contain a variation. In the spring and summer hanging stems produce small whitish colored flowers by tiny plantlets, which make a lovely display in a hanging basket in your living room or kitchen. You can even use these in your outdoor summerhouse
Pothos plants are known more commonly as devils ivy and the golden pothos which even has two Latin names. The plant is a climber that has aerial roots, but it can be used as a trailer if placed in a hanging basket or on the wall in your favorite room. Pinching the tips off will induce it to be bushy. The best conditions for spider plants and pothos include a well lit area and out of direct sunlight. Water both plant types very sparingly in the winter time and frequently during the spring from autumn.
The requirements of a peace lily are a bit different. The plant needs to be kept away from direct sunshine and in a room that is reasonably warm in the winter time. It should be kept out of exposure to cold and drafts, and should be provided extra humidity with a water-filled tray full of pebbles.
Aloe vera plants come in all shapes and sizes. Aloe is a medicinal plant and one that is most commonly kept as a house plant or in a herbal garden. Some would even use aloes as ground covers in many landscape designs. It is also the plant that the drug aloe is made from. Varigated aloe vera is an upright succulent plant with triangle shaped leaves with white bands, its also called the partridge-breasted aloe. Aristate aloe or lace aloe, is a small plant with 4 inch leaves that form a round rosette shape. Aloes are succulents and as many succulents including the agave, jade plant or kalanchoe, have the same nutrient and environmental care needs.
Unlike other houe plants, they do desire a marked difference between day and night temps. Choosing a south facing window ledge is ideal, but if you are not able to do that, some shade is needed during the sunlight. Water occasionally an ounce or two a month is sufficient and when the soil dries out in the spring time and fall season.
Chrysanthemums are like aloes, in the aspect that they come in a large variety of shapes, kinds and colors. These flowering plants are hardly ever over a foot in height, but largely flowered. If you give careful consideration when choosing a plant, it should stay blooming for approximately 6-8 weeks. Chrysanthemums prefer it to be cool, but the require shading from the midday sunshine and a moist media. It may need to be watered more than once a week.