Ficus trees can maintain their tree-like shape regardless of their size, so this makes them ideal for bonsais or for massive houseplants in large spaces. Their leaves can be either dark green or variegated. In recent years, some imaginative nurseries have started to take advantage of their pliable trunks to braid or twist the plants into different forms.
Plant the ficus in a well-draining potting mix. Purchase a loamy soil with added vermiculite or perlite for drainage, or mix your own. Use 3 parts loam 1 part peat and 1 part sand for a well-draining mixture. Plant in a deep pot with drainage holes so the water can run out. Place the ficus near a window in a room that gets bright light in the summer with more moderate light in the winter. Turn the plant occasionally so all the growth does not occur on one side.
Water weekly during the summer with room-temperature water. Add water until it drains from the bottom of the pot. Discard the excess water if it flows into a container. Adjust the watering for your particular plant. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. If the leaves turn yellow and begin to drop, you may need to increase or decrease the amount of water. Check the root ball. If the roots are soggy water the plant less often. If they are dry, increase watering. Humidity and light levels affect the amount of water needed.
Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the fiddle-leaf fig, is a species of flowering plant in the mulberry and fig family Moraceae. It is native to western Africa, from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone, where it grows in lowland tropical rainforest
- Light – Needs Bright, Filtered Light. …
- Watering – Keep soil evenly moist at all times. …
- Fertilizer – Feed bi-weekly with a weak green plant liquid solution during the growing season.
- Repotting -Change dirt and transplant to a a larger pot annually.
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.
- Care Instructions–
- Strong indirect light to some direct sun.
- Water thoroughly when the soil is dried out on the surface. A plant like this in a 14″(35cm) diameter pot can take up to 1 gallon, or almost 4 liters, of water when necessary. A plant in a 10″(25cm) pot can take as much a 2 quarts (almost 2 liters) of water when necessary. They like a good soak,
- Make sure the plant is well potted and if necessary add some potting soil. It is essential to make sure the soil is evenly packed especially around the inner edge so that it is watered evenly. Press the soil down firmly around the inner edge and make sure there is enough soil covering the top roots but not covering the bottom of the trunk.
- The leaves would like a dusting from time to time and an outdoor shower once or twice a year would be very helpful.
They can be pruned to stay in the space they have been given. Fertilize regularly for fullest growth.
The Marble Peperomia is characterized by its thick spoon shaped variegated leaves. It comes in a 4″ tall by 4″ wide plastic nursery pot. They do well in low-medium light, watered weekly. This houseplant is pet-friendly!
- Medium to Bright
- Medium indirect light to dappled sun.
- SUN EXPOSURE
- Indirect light to dappled sun.
- Allow potting mix to dry out completely between waterings.
- Don’t sweat it. Any humidity level will do.
Scindapsus aureus is the scientific name of the “money plant” grown in homes in Asia. Epipremnum aureum is another scientific name that many consider synonymous. Besides “money plant,” other commonly used names for this plant are “pothos,” “silver vine,” “devil’s ivy,” “and “Solomon Islands ivy.”
This plant is native to Southeastern Asia and New Guinea. It belongs to the Araceae family, which contains more than 100 genera.
The plant is called a money plant because its leaves (round, flat, heart-shaped, dark green, and plump) resemble coins. It is a perennial and may be grown as either a trailer or a climber. Young plants bear three- to four-inch-long heart-shaped leaves. This plant is grown mainly indoors.
Provide your reindeer moss with good quality air. Reindeer moss does not grow roots, and draws minimal nourishment from host plants like trees. It depends on the air for almost all of its nutrients, and will not sustain itself in highly polluted areas.
Avoid allowing animals to nibble at your reindeer moss. Reindeer moss is a slow-growing lichen species that can take up to 30 years to regrow if the top layer is damaged.
If you’re looking for an easy succulent to grow indoors, opt for the string of beads (Senecio rowleyanus) plant. In addition to its carefree growth habit, this interesting houseplant can provide a unique focal point in the home. Sprawling over the edges of containers or hanging baskets, the string of beads plant resembles a beaded necklace with its fleshy green, pea-like foliage. Learn more about growing string of beads houseplant so you can also enjoy its unique characteristics and ease of care
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.