Phalaenopsis Blume, known as moth orchids, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids.
- A moderately bright windowsill or similar spot to growin.
- Watering when it begins to dry out, usually every 7 to 10 days.
- Fertilizing with a fertilizer made for orchids.
- Repotting when the bloom is finished with fresh orchid mix.
English Ivy (Hedera helix) plants prefer an evenly moist environment. Water the plants freely during growth. Keep English Ivy houseplants moist in the winter. Spraying English Ivy with soft water weekly will help prevent spider mites from infesting the plants.
water the plant deeply and then allow the soil to drain thoroughly. Allow the top 2 inches of potting mixture to dry before the next watering. Dracaena “Rikki” benefits from a monthly feeding during spring and summer, using a standard liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. No fertilizer is advised during fall and winter
When left unpruned, its vines can grow to be about six feet long and are lovely when trained to climb or allowed to cascade over the sides of a hanging basket. In this article, we will discuss the growing, care and use of Syngonium podophyllum.
Gardenias are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania. This species can be difficult to grow elsewhere because it demands high humidity to thrive and bright (not direct) light. Some types of gardenias can be grown as houseplants
- Gardenia plants need high humidity.
- A loose, well-drained organic soil is recommended.
- Do not over-water gardenias.
- Fertilize with an acid fertilizer.
Anyone who dares to adapt to its unconventional attitude, will easily meet the few requirements of this tillandsia, even as a debutant to hobby gardening. This care guide explains practically all the relevant details from the ideal location to the correct way of tying up, watering properly, fertilizing, overwintering and propagating.
Its distinctive characteristics include the fact that a Tillandsia caput-medusae acts as an ant plant in the wild. This does not mean that ants support its propagation by transporting seeds. In point of fact, the Tillandsia establishes a symbiotic cohabitation with ants by offering them a place of retreat. In return, the insects make a contribution to care by repelling pests and providing a natural fertilizer by the means of their faces.
Country of origin: plant originating from tropical regions in Africa
Blooming season: the plant blooms at the end of summer (but rarely)
History and curiosities: also called “snake plate” or “mother-in-law’s tongue”, this strong plant has leathery leaves which grow with slight undulations.