In the spring, summer, and early fall, feed the Norfolk Island pine with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks. When the plant needs to be watered, add some liquid fertilizer to the water and feed the tree.
- A balanced fertilizer is one with equal parts nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.
- Norfolk Island pines do not need to be fed during dormant periods in late fall and winter.
- To know when the growing phase starts up again, look for light green growth on the tips of the branches in spring.
Tulip flowers are usually cup-shaped with three petals and three sepals. There’s a tulip for every setting, from small “species” tulips in naturalized woodland areas to larger tulips that fit formal garden plantings from beds to borders. The upright flowers may be single or double, and vary in shape from simple cups, bowls, and goblets to more complex forms. Height ranges from 6 inches to 2 feet. One tulip grows on each stem, with two to six broad leaves per plant.
Light: Prefers moderate to bright, indirect light but can adapt to shade. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Water when the soil has become slightly dry at the top. Better to keep them slightly dry than to over water. Use soft water if possible.
Temperature: Likes things warm, so anything above 15°C, ideally 18-29°C.
Humidity: Prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Dry air may cause leaf drop. Use a pebble tray or water surround and mist regularly. Stand outside in warm summer rain or stand in the shower for a while.
Feed: Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the growing period.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 1-2m. Slow growing once established.
Toxicity: May be considered toxic. Keep away from pets and children to be on the safe side.
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.
he common name burrito sedum refers to Sedum morganianum “Burrito,” a cultivar of sedum also known as burro’s tail and grown for its long, trailing stems and plump, densely packed foliage. It cannot tolerate frost and only survives outdoors above U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone 10b, so it is best grown as a houseplant in cooler areas. Despite their frost tenderness, burrito sedums are relatively hardy and thrive with little hands-on care. However, they must be regularly watered during the active growing season and provided with suitable levels of light and warmth to prosper.
The name “Spanish moss” actually originated as “Spanish beard”. Native American tribal people called it “itla-okla”, which meant “tree hair”. Some French thought that it resembled a conquistador’s long beard and began calling it “Barbe Espagnol”, or Spanish beard. While the Spaniards retaliated by referring to it as “Cabello Frances”, or French Hair, it never caught on.
Over time, Spanish beard became Spanish moss, what it’s most commonly known as today. The Polynesians occasionally refer to Spanish moss as “Kali’s hair”, and throughout its natural environment it’s still called “tree hair”, simply because it resembles hair so much!
Chinese Fan Palm is a BIG plant with sprawling fanlike fronds that grow up to 2 ft (60 cm) across.
When mature, this palm is a picture of elegance. Its broad, fan-shaped foliage is carried on tall stems, making it a graceful ornamental for the home. Treat it right and you’ll enjoy your Chinese Fan Palm for many years.
Put it in a bright spot, but out of direct sunlight. You’ll find that this palm is adaptable to average home temperatures and is easy to please.
Older fronds may turn brown. Cut off old fronds near the trunk, using sharp pruners.
Brown leaf tips are fairly common on indoor palms,