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Exotic And Unique Air Plants

Exotic And Unique Air Plants

For decorating the indoors and outdoors, air plants holds a significant position. These unique looking plants look amazing and wonderful. They are not just meant to glorify the outdoors but also to fashion up the indoor décor. Air plants look exotic, unique and are extremely very easy to care. They can further be grown anywhere and everywhere. These creatures can offer a formal and modern look into our home. Displaying them in vases, bowls, pottery and terrariums, they look incredible and adorable. They can be bought not just for perfect home décor, but they can also be given as gifts during house warming or other occasions. Furthermore, such wonderful species look so cute that you would like to name each one of them.

Heptapleurum

Heptapleurum

Heptapleurum is a fast-growing tree-like plant with about ten leaflets radiating from each leaf-stalk. Its main advantage over its close relative Schefflera is that it will happily grow as a bush if the growing point of the main stem is removed. This plant grows quickly in any fairly good soil and it loves partial shade. It is originally from Australia.


They may be increased by seeds, air layering or cuttings. Air layering is useful for pot-grown plants that have become tall and spindly. Heptapleurum is quite easy if you provide winter warmth, good light and moist air. Leaf fall may occur if there is a sudden change in conditions – blackened tips indicate overwatering.

Plectranthus

Plectranthus

Plectranthus are like coleus and salvia, members of the mint family, with rapid growth, aromatic foliage and a variety of shapes and sizes. Like coleus, these plants will do well in the irrigated landscape, container
gardens and indoor situations as long as light levels are high.

Three species are known as Swedish Ivy. This common name indicates their popularity in scandinavia, where they are found in hanging baskets or on windowsills. Despite the name the leaves resemble a small and plain Coleus rather than a colorful Ivy. The trailing stems are covered by the fragrant foliage and they are fast-growing.

Cacti Care

Cacti Care

Cacti are some of the most exciting and exotic houseplants there are. Most of the species of cacti are easy to grow, even for the beginning grower. Cacti can be bought at your local home improvement center or gardening store all year round, although the summer is the best time to get them. You will also need to purchase a few things along with your
new cactus.

Pot. First, get a pot to plant it in. When you purchase the cactus, it has been in the pot that it comes in for a long time and will most likely need to be repotted. Select a pot only a little larger than the cactus’ current pot because one that is too big will cause over watering. Also make sure that there are holes for water to drain out of the pot, because without these the cactus will rot and die.

Exacum

Exacum

Exacum (or Persian Violet) is a small and neat plant which is only a few inches high when offered for sale. Its flowers, pale purple with a yellow center, are also small, but this plant still has several points in its favor. The blooms are abundant and fragrant, and the flowering season extends from mid-summer to late fall.

Keep reasonably cool and in good light. To ensure the maximum flowering period, pick a plant which is mainly in bud and not in full flower. The colors of flowers may be blue, purple, white. Raise Exacum affine from seed or buy as a pot plant. An easy-to-care-for plant but it does dislike draughts. Remove dead flowers regularly to prolong display.

Anthurium

Anthurium

Anthuriums are not cheap, but they do have a distinct air of luxury. The flowering ones are the only types you are likely to find – large waxy ‘palettes’ each with a colored ‘tail’ at the center. These exotic blooms last for many weeks and the flowering season stretches from spring to late summer. Unfortunately Anthuriums are not easy to grow and only the most popular one (Anthurium scherzerianum) is reasonably tolerant of ordinary room conditions.

The Crystal Anthurium is one of the most eye-catching of all foliage house plants, but it is not easy to care for nor easy to obtain. It needs moist air and careful watering, and the aerial roots should be pushed into the damp compost.