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Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Poinsettia – The symbol of Christmas outdoors is the Holly with  its bright red berries. Indoors it is now the Poinsettia (proper name Euphorbia pulcherrima) with its large, scarlet flower-heads. This was not always so – in  the early 1960s it was a tall-growing shrub which was distinctly difficult to keep in leaf or flower in the average home. Things have changed – modern  varieties are bushier, more attractive and much less delicate – in addition modern chemicals are used  to keep the plants small. The result is that the Poinsettia of today is compact (1-1,5 ft high) and the flowers (which are really colored bracts) should  last for 2-6 months.

Care For Indoor Bamboo Plants

Care For Indoor Bamboo Plants

Care For Indoor Bamboo Plants – Care for indoor bamboo plants ensures in healthy growth of bamboo plant. It includes proper fertilization, nourishment and sapping. These in reality are wild long grass that grows in the tropical region amidst the warm climate. Due to its easiness and ornamental look they are usually grown indoors. Alphonse Karr and Japonica are some of the fabulous plants that are usually grown at home. Since these are sturdy plants various steps have to be implemented to ensure their growth. Caring of indoor bamboo plants becomes easier as an individual gets familiar to it.

Where To Put Your Indoor Pot Plants?

Where To Put Your Indoor Pot Plants?

Where To Put Your Indoor Pot Plants? There are very few places is a home where pot plants will not grow. It must be remembered, however, that not every position will suit all plants. Indoor plants fall into three somewhat loose categories: those that have low, moderate or high light requirements. If you have identified a place in your home that you would like to liven up with plants, first assess how much ambient light there is. You can then do a little research into what plant type might best suit the desired space. Remember you can always supplement the available light with artificial light. This is especially useful in winter to keep plants healthy. Specialized grow lights are available from most large supermarkets or hardware stores.

Indoor Hanging Baskets

Indoor Hanging Baskets

Indoor Hanging Baskets – A group of attractive indoor plants in a hanging basket will indeed provide a beautiful display, but do not rush into hanging a container from a hook in the ceiling or a bracket on the wall until  you have carefully studied the difficulties. 

The air will be warmer and drier than at floor or windowsill level. The height of the display usually makes watering difficult, and  when water is applied too liberally the basket may drip on to the  floor. 

The Winter Cherry

The Winter Cherry

The Winter Cherry plants (Solanum) bear tiny flowers in summer and these are followed in fall by green berries which change color as winter approaches. The Winter Cherry is a familiar sight at Christmas. The orange or red berries among the dark green leaves provide a festive touch, and if this small shrubby plant is placed on a sunny windowsill in a cool room then the berries will last for months. A closely related species, Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) bears larger berries.

A word of warning: these fruits can be poisonous!

Mikania

Mikania

Mikania is a quick-growing trailing house plant which is one of the new generation of house plants – it entered the shops in the 1980s. Mikania is colorful; the veins are purple and the leaf surface is distinctly red or purple when the plant is kept in a brightly lit spot.

Growing Mikania can be tricky until you give it the right conditions. Mikania care can be narrowed down to two important ingredients: water and light. Mikania is not really happy house plant in the living room – it needs moist air, but misting can damage the leaves.