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Zamioculcas is a genus of flowering plant in the family Araceae, containing the single species Zamioculcas zamiifolia. It is a tropical perennial plant native to eastern Africa, from Kenya south to northeastern South Africa.
Bright light is good but not essential. The zamioculcas zamiifolia grows fine with low levels of light, but it’s best to avoid direct sunlight.
Allow the soil to become dry at the top to the touch between watering and do not over water. It’s best to water this plant less than too much because over-watering can cause stem and rhizome rot.
Most well draining potting mixes will suffice that contains a high amount of perlite or sand within the mix (you can add more perlite or sand if needed to a mix that is bought). Good drainage holes at the bottom of the pot is essential.
These trees are fast growers to 40 feet. No two grow alike, but the general rule of thumb is to expect a broad-spreading crown. Place the tree in an area of full to part sun with this eventual growth in mind.
Peltphorums are cold tolerant, growing anywhere in South Florida. It’s the only cold hardy tree of the three look-alikes that include jacaranda and royal poinciana.
The flowers from the Jasmine plant have a very nice fragrance and is the main reason why many people cultivate it. Others cultivate them for their berries, which turn black when ripe.
Most Jasmine species are evergreen, but some of them have leaves that fall off during the autumn. With white, yellow, or in a few instances, red flowers, the plant stands out and is very attractive.
Different species have different types of leaves. Some have simple leaves, others trifoliate leaves, and still others have pinnate leaves.
Sweet Peppers – Different varieties of sweet pepper grow to reach different sizes, look out for those labelled ‘dwarf’ or ‘compact’ plants, which are bushy and grow to around 25cm tall. Non dwarf varieties can grow to between 60 and 100cm tall. The fruit of sweet peppers vary in shape, size and colour from variety to variety, shapes include conical, square and bonnet-shaped, and colours include green, yellow, orange, purple and white.
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.
Wedelia is a plant that has some very mixed reviews, and rightly so. While praised by some for its small, bright yellow flowers and ability to prevent erosion, it is also reviled by others for its aggressive spreading tendencies. Keep reading to learn both about growing wedelia groundcover and the dangers of wedelia propagation.