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.
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.
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.
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
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
The lucky bamboo grown in it’s native country (West Africa) can grow up to 5ft tall (or much more), and as a house plant up to approximately 2 or 3 feet. There are various cultivars of this plant and some of the most interesting are the twisted stalk types which are trained by specialist growers.
The name lucky seems to have been given by the Chinese that practice feng shui and believe in this plant brings good fortune into a home or workplace.
Like most houseplants, they also appreciate abundant humidity. You can boost humidity for your croton by growing it in a well-lit kitchen or bathroom, placing a small humidifier nearby, or grouping it nearby other houseplants.
Fertilize croton in spring and summer to keep it healthy and growing. Crotons only need fertilizer once or twice during the season, but you can get them to grow faster by fertilizing more frequently. Follow the directions on the fertilizer package whenever feeding your plants.
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.