A house plant which has wonderful foliage. Dracaena ‘White Stripe’ (Dracaena fragrans) is a sensational variety with very distinctive dark green leaves streaked with white.
- The sharp contrasting stripes make this an attractive plant for the home.
- Stand your Dracaena in a light spot out of direct sunlight.
- Dracaena are wonderful house plants that originate from Africa and southern Asia. The name comes from the Ancient Greek meaning ‘female dragon’.
- These easy-to-care-for house plants are long living and they also purify the air, meaning they are good for your health!
- These have thick, robust stems.
- Easy to care for.
- Do not allow to stand too long in water. Water regularly but allow to partially dry out before watering again.
- Protect from frost.
- You will receive 3 plants in one pot with varied stem heights 90, 60 and 30 cm.
- Delivery height 130-150 cm,
Name: Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’
Janet Craig is one of the most popular Draceanas used indoors, likely due to it’s ability to grow in low light and tolerate considerable dryness.
It is a medium sized Draceana, usually planted with 3 to 5 stalks per pot. It’s leaves are dark green, approximately 2 feet in length and about 3 inches wide, and cascade downward gently from the stalk.
The “Compacta” variety is, like its name suggests, is a compact smaller version, growing about only 1 foot tall with small leaves tight to the stalk.
The temperature requirements for Janet Craig is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.
The wide leaves on Dracaenas can and do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves down regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.
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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,
Echinocactus grusonii, commonly known as mother-in-law’s cushion, stands out especially due to its golden spines, which form a beautiful contrast to the lush green of the cactus’ body. In addition, this cactus species is exceptionally robust and does not come with many requirements in terms of tending. Learn from these professional care instructions what exactly it is that your cactus needs.
Beaucarnea grows slowly at the best of times and although the plant will do OK in a slightly shady spot, it does need bright light for success. If you can provide some sun you will see the plant converting this into lush new visible leaves, i.e. more light equals more growth.
At the base of the Ponytail Palm is a very thick swollen stem that has a woody appearance. This is actually a water storage organ, which is capable of supporting the plant in times of drought.
You should aim to water at least a few times a month (once a week in the height of Summer if possible) and when you do so, make sure it’s a thorough watering. The water reserves will support the plant if you forget to water it from time to time
When it comes to temperature requirements unlike most house plants the Ponytail Palm is close to being hardy and will accept almost sub zero temperatures. Exposing your plant to such a low temperature however would surely be by accident and not a regular occurrence right? *wink*. Aim for no lower than 7°C / 45°F and although higher temperatures will be accepted, try to achieve 21°C / 70°F to provide good growing conditions.
As the plants in the garden are waning, this is a perfect time to start looking for indoor opportunities to nurture a green thumb, and cactus collections are a great way to play with plants while reducing (as much as possible) the risk that you will kill something. Cacti come in all shapes and sizes and offer collectors the opportunity to play with color and shape in much the same way that an art collector might curate a collection of sculpture.
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.
Water Peperomia houseplants sparingly and allow the soil to dry as deep as 5 inches between waterings. Fertilize occasionally with a balanced houseplant food after watering.
These plants are easy to grow in the house. They like warmth, but do not need high humidity. They like bright light, but do not need direct sunlight. In fact, peperomia obtusifolia makes a good ground cover in shade.
Peperomias do not like deep shade or strong sunlight, two very big extremes. Grow them somewhere in between and you’ll be fine.
During the summer months, temperatures between 68 – 78 F. In the winter, temperatures should not go below 50 F.
A potted cactus will live and flower in the house if given enough light, place the plant near a bright lighted window, where it will receive light most of the day. On the patio is different place the cactus in a partly shaded area until it become accustom to the sun. Never bring the cactus home and place it in the bright sun, cactus sun burn just like people