Although a bamboo palm grows faster in bright indirect light, it still does well in medium light and even low light if you’re careful not to over-water.
Allow the top 1/3 of the soil of a bamboo palm to dry out before watering. These plants like barely moist but never soggy soil. Never allow a bamboo palm to sit in the excess water that drains from the pot. Do not use water that has passed through a softener because the high salt content damages the leaves. Leaf tips look pale in color and green leaves fall off an over-watered bamboo palm. New growth and leaf tips turn brown when a bamboo palm is under-watered. The confusing thing is that yellow leaves can develop when the plant is over or under- watered, so you need to check the soil as far down as you can to know if the plant needs water.
Cacti are great plants for busy people who want something to sit on a sunny windowsill, but don’t want to spend too much time looking after them.This beautifully rounded, glossy green cactus has distinct deep ribs running down the plant, with clutches of golden yellow radial spines protruding out. Native to Mexico this cactus in it’s natural habitat can grow to a large plant with funnel shaped yellow flowers from mid-summer but over here it is unlikely to flower, and really it is an attactive plant just as it is. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.
Keep the room temperature between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the spring, summer, and fall. As well, maintain a room humidity of between 25 and 49 percent.
- In the winter, keep the room temperature closer to 65 °F (18 °C) to encourage the plant to produce new flower buds.
- Do not hang the plant near a heating or air conditioning vent or near a doorway where it will be exposed to cold drafts in the winter.
- To make aged water, simply fill an empty milk jug or watering can a few days before the lipstick plant needs to be watered. Then fill the container again right away after watering the plant. This way, you will always have aged water ready for the plant.
- Allow the top 1 to 2 inches of potting mix to dry before watering in the winter. Keeping the lipstick plant a little dryer during the winter will result in more profuse blooming in the spring and summer.
It is one of the most popular cacti in cultivation and has increasingly become popular as an architectural accent plant in contemporary garden designs.
The cactus is considered easy and relatively fast growing in warmer climates around the world. The plants do have some basic requirements; an average minimum winter temperature of 12 °C (53.6 °F); and good drainage with less watering in winter. Excess water in cool periods may lead to rot. Golden Barrels are hardy to about 15 °F (−8 °C) for brief periods.
Beyond Central Mexico, Echinocactus grusonii specimens may also be seen in collections of desert plants in many botanical gardens. In the UK it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit
watering, once a week, depending on the season. On hot summer days they might need a bit more water than on colder days. What’s important is to not keep the soil wet, but let it dry out a bit in between waterings, but also don’t let it dry out completely, either. The plants in terracotta pots might need watering more often because the terracotta absorbs part of the water.
All my Pileas love a spot in front of a window where they get a lot of light, but almost no direct sunlight. This is where they grow best. In a spot where there’s more shade, they will do fine too, but the leaves might turn a darker green. Too much direct sunlight might scorch the leaves. I do rotate my plants a few times a week because the leaves grow in the direction o
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.
Size:Height: 8 ft. to 10 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
Plant Category:landscape, shrubs,
Plant Characteristics:low maintenance,
Flower Characteristics:long lasting, showy, single,
Flower Color:pinks, purples, reds,
Tolerances:deer, heat & humidity, seashore, slope,
Dieffenbachia is one of the easiest indoor houseplants to grow — and one of the most common indoor plants. This tropical shrub shows off lush leaves that are usually marked in shades of cream, yellow, or white, making dieffenbachia a top pick for brightening dim corners indoors. Dieffenbachia adds fun color and texture without flowers.
- Light. Most dumb cane plants prefer a medium to bright light source. …
- Water. The best way to water your dumbcane is to let it get moderately dry and then completely drench the soil. …
- Soil. Like many houseplants, dieffenbachia plants need a soil that retain some water but also drain well. …
1- LIGHT: Lucky Bamboo does great in bright light. It’ll tolerate lower light levels just fine but it won’t grow much. Be sure to avoid putting it in direct, hot sun as it’ll burn baby burn. You may need to rotate your plant so it gets light evenly on all sides. Right now mine sits in a north window sill but I’ll need to move it as the weather heats up because the glass gets hot here in the Arizona desert when those summer days roll around.
2- WATER: There is a bit of mixed opinion regarding this. Some people never change water, some change it frequently & others every now & then. I fall into the every now & then category as I change the water about every 2 months. I make sure the water completely cover the roots in both of my arrangements so I add a bit of water as needed, every 2-7 days depending on the temps. If the water is smelling bad, then change it!