Grow your calathea plants indoors at temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees F. If your indoor temperatures are warmer than this, provide them with extra humidity. Keep calathea plants away from drafts.
Increase the humidity in the room where you are growing calathea plants. Situate them on pebble-filled saucers. Fill the saucers up with water to just below the level of the top of the rocks. The evaporating water will increase humidity in the area around the plant. Another way to increase humidity is to run a humidifierin the room.
Water with room-temperature water when the soil is dry one to two inches below the surface. Don’t allow the soil to dry out completely. It should still be moist in the center of the root ball when you water it. Zebra plants hate wet feet–don’t let them sit in standing water. Water less in winter; the soil will dry out more slowly and won’t need as frequent watering as during active growth in summer.
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.
Alocasia california. Alocasia. An Alocasia plant, native to Asia, is also called an Elephant Ear plant or African Mask plant because of their very large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with wavy edges. These stunning, veined leaves come in red, bronze, blue-green, and purple.
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.
Shady areas or windows with indirect sunlight keep this plant happy. If the leaves begin to yellow, find a sunnier place. While it can tolerate some full sunlight, too much will burn the leaves.
If grown indoors, pay close attention to the health of your plant and change its location as needed throughout the year. Occasionally turning the plant is a good idea, too.
This tree likes a deep drink of water about once a week. Allow the top two or three inches of soil to dry before the next watering. Make sure there is good drainage so that the roots are not constantly swimming, which leads to rot. It likes humidity as well, like what you’d find in a bathroom. Consider placing the pot on a dish of pebbles and water.
If you find your money tree plant is dying, it may be due to too much watering. It can be really hard to resist grabbing the watering can when the plant drops leaves. This often happens after the initial change of environment, like repotting, so sit on your hands if you must to keep that watering can on the shelf.
As if this weren’t maddening enough, the winter months will mean even less watering as growth slows.
Ficus benjamina, commonly known as weeping fig, benjamin fig or ficus tree, and often sold in stores as just ficus, is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to Asia and Australia. It is the official tree of Bangkok.
- Keep Ficus benjamina plants in large planting pots filled with a soil-based potting mix. …
- Place pots indoors in bright indirect light, and outdoors in full sun to part shade.
- Let the soil around the shrub dry out between waterings.