Popular easy to grow house plants
. There are over 250 species of Aloes in the world, mostly native to Africa. They range in size from little one inch miniatures to massive plant colonies consisting of hundreds of 2 foot diameter plants. The most commonly known is the Aloe barbadensis, better known as the Aloe Vera. All Aloes are semi tropical succulent plants, and may only be grown outdoors in areas where there is no chance of freezing (USDA zones 10 11). However, they make excellent house plants when they are given sufficient light. Container grown Aloe plants benefit from spending their summer outdoors. Older specimens may even bloom, producing a tall stock covered with bright colored coral flowers.
. African Violets were first collected from eastern Africa and Tasmania in the late nineteenth century. Their attractive, velvety foliage, compact growing habit and wide variety of long blooming flower colors have made the African Violet the most popular flowering house plant in the world.
. Aluminum Plants are fast growing, easy to care for plants that branch freely and grow 12inch 18inch tall. These plants have 3inch, deep green, lance shaped leaves arranged in pairs along their upright, succulent stems. The fleshy leaves are accented with bold bands of metallic silver.
. Nothing can break the gloom in the dead of the winter like a beautiful blooming House Plant. Of all of the flowering bulbs, the Amaryllis is the easiest to force into bloom. Their large, showy flowers, and easy care make the Amaryllis an extremely popular gift plant during the holiday seasons.
. Syngoniums are fast growing vines that grow to about 3 ft. Easy to grow plant for bright indirect light or light shade. Allow rich, well draining soil to dry before watering. Pinch tips to induce bushiness. Green, copper, and variegated varieties are available.
. The Artillery Plant forms an umbrella like canopy of tiny, bright green leaves on fleshy, 6inch 12inch stems. The name Artillery Plant comes from the way that its seed pods forcibly eject their pollen or seeds when the frond is touched. An excellent plant for terrarium environments.
. The Asparagus Fern is a very popular plant for florists who commonly use the lacy, horizontal fronds in flower arrangements. These decorative vines will grow up to 10 feet with support, or they can be kept to a more compact size by regularly removing the tips from new growth.
. Excellent, moss like ground cover plant for dish gardens and open terrariums. Needs moderate light. Soil should be kept constantly moist but water on the tiny foliage should be avoided. Can be propagated by division. May become a nuisance but is easily controllable.
. Needs rich, humus soil and a monthly heavy feeding when actively growing with soluble 20 20 20 fertilizer. Needs bright light, but protection from hot afternoon sun. Mist leaves often, and sponge them off when dusty. Fun to grow from seeds or offsets.
. Known for the beautiful painted patterns on the foliage. Rex Begonia leaves vary considerably in texture, size, shape, patterns and colors. The small pink or white flowers may appear at any time of the year are insignificant compared to the foliage.
Bird of Paradise
. Grow best with at least 4 hours of direct sunlight, but should have bright light all day. Plant in mix of potting soil, peat moss, and sand with bone meal added. Good drainage essential. Keep the soil evenly moist when growing.
Bird Nest Fern
. A tropical, epiphytic fern that, in nature colonizes in trees or on rock faces.Requires warmth, high humidity, moderate light and rich, well draining soil.Light green fronds slowly grow to 1to 3 feet.
Black Eyed Susan Vine
. The Black Eyed Susan Vine is an evergreen, twining vine, most often grown as a long blooming annual. Black Eyed Susan Vines have dark green, arrowhead shaped, 3inch leaves. They produce a profusion of brightly colored, 1 and halfinch bell shaped flowers from early summer, well into the fall.
. Small, branching plant with blood red foliage, grows to 24inch. Needs rich, loamy, well draining soil, and bright light with some sun. Keep soil evenly moist. Pinch tips to induce bushiness. Propagate by softwood cuttings in the spring.
. Boston Ferns like it cool, and they would be very happy to have a 60 degree room, with bright light. Since it doubtful you have a place that cool, I recommend that you keep your fern as far away from heat sources as possible, even at the sacrifice of some light.
. Bougainvillias produce some of the showiest display of colors of all vines. Most cultivars have an upright growth habit, but there are many shrubby varieties and creeping types as well.
Brazilian Plume Flower
. The Brazilian Plume Flower is a shade loving, tropical evergreen perennial shrub with large deep green leaves. It produces a never ending show of large spikes of brightly colored, tubular flowers from spring to fall.
. Should be grown in a mixture of sphagnum moss, peat moss and perlite, need several hours of sun each day. Butterworts require a varying amounts of moisture, but always less when dormant. Not suitable for sealed terarriums.
. Frost tender perennial tubers. They like heat, plenty of moisture and humidity and bright indirect light. Plant tuber, knobby side up, 2inch below surface of rich, well draining soil. Feed every 6 weeks with a liquid 6 6 6 fertilizer.
. The Chilean Mitre Flower is a gorgeous creeping and climbing, plant with glossy, dark green leaves arranged in pairs along woody stems. They produce an abundance of intensely colored, scarlet orange, tubular 1 and half inch flowers with a soft, velvety texture.
. Christmas Cactus have a much less pronounced claw on the edges of the leaf segments than Thanksgiving Cactus. Most Christmas Cactus sold today are hybrids of the original, red flowering Schlumbergera buckleyi. Flowers may be pink, red, orange, white or lavender.
. Living trees can only be kept indoors for ten days. Keep in a garage or unheated area for a few days before bringing indoors, to lessen shock. Keep out of direct sunlight, and away from heat sources. Avoid heat producing lights. Keep soil moist.
. Cobra Lilies like bright light but not direct sunlight. They should be grown in live sphagnum moss, but can be grown in a mix of peat moss and perlite. Keep potting mix constantly wet. Can withstand temperatures from 32degree to 100degree.
. Grow best in filtered sunlight at 65degree nights, 75degree days. Plant in fast draining potting soil . Keep soil moist, but never soggy. Feed every 2 weeks from Mar. to Oct. then monthly from Nov. thru Feb. with soluble, 10 10 10 fertilizer. Hardy in zones 10 12.
. Crotons are tender perennial plants that will grow to three feet tall or more. They are most often grown as house plants or in a greenhouse environment. Their thick, glossy foliage is brightly colored in combinations and shades of red, yellow, pink, orange, burgundy, bronze or green.
. Tree like plant that is tolerant of lower light but appreciates bright, indirect light. Allow to dry slightly between waterings. Sensitive to fluoride, so allow water to set for 24 hours before watering. Propagate by air layering or cuttings.
. Rosette forming, epiphytic Bromeliad from Brazil will grow to 12inch. Needs bright light but no direct sun and high humidity. Should be planted in a potting mix containing sphagnum moss or peat. Susceptible to mealy bugs and scale insects.
. The 2inch leaf segments of the Easter Cactus are oval and smooth edged.Short tufts of brown hair often appear at the segment joints.The long blooming flowers of the Easter Cactus are bright red.
. Prefers a bright window, with daytime temperatures of 60degree 65degree, well drained soil which is kept moderately moist. Avoid over watering. When the soil temperatures have warmed sufficiently (June), you can transplant your lily outdoors.
. Prefers bright light but will endure in moderate light. Pot in a 50 50 mix of coarse sand potting mix. Allow soil to dry before watering, except in fall and winter only water once every 2 3 months. Propagate by softwood cuttings
Elephant Ear Philodendron
. Philodendrons prefer moderately bright. Keep the soil evenly moist, but allow to dry out between waterings, slightly drier in winter months. Feed in the spring and again in mid summer with a liquid house plant fertilizer.
. False Aralias are small, tropical evergreen trees that are native to the islands of the South Pacific. In their native environment, Schefflera elegantissima can grow up to 26 feet tall, but when grown in pots or planters they seldom reach more than 4 6 feet tall.
. Crossandras prefer bright filtered light, in warm temperatures (75degree) with relatively high humidity, so set planter on tray filled with moist stones. Allow soil to dry slightly before watering. They will not tolerate temperatures below 60degree!
. Should be grown in bright indirect light and kept at 65degree 75degree while growing. Feed monthly with house plant food when growing and mist the plant occasionally. Blooms best when pot bound. Requires dormancy from Oct. to Jan. when they can be kept cooler.
. Flamingo Flower plants are durable and fairly easy to grow house plants that will thrive for many years under ideal conditions and can even survive for a year or two in the most adverse situations. They need bright light but never full sun, and high humidity.
. Foxtail Ferns produces arching two foot fronds of dense light green needles, creating the illusion of a pack of upright fox tails. Tiny white flowers in the summer are followed by bright red berries in the fall. Foxtail Ferns are very similar to Sprenger s Asparagus except much denser.
. Friendship Plants are native to Central and South America, where they are known as Panamiga plants.They are creeping plants that form dense, 8inch 12inch tall mounds of deeply textured, oval, 2 and halfinch leaves. The foliage color varies, but the most common variety has dark, reddish brown leaves gilded with silver or copper.
. Gardenia requirements are very exact. Flower buds will fail to form if day temperatures are over 70degree or night temperatures are over 65degree or below 60degree. Feed every three weeks while growing with an acidifying fertilizer.
. Gloxinias require bright light but not direct sun, and should be grown in a humid area at 60degree 75degree. Plant tuber, hollow side up, in rich, light soil. Water sparingly until first leaves begin to grow, then gradually increase. Blooms for 3 4 months.
. Golden Pothos are one most popular of all house plants. They are attractive, durable and easy to grow vines that have smooth, leathery, heart shaped leaves with distinctive marbling alternating along rope like green stems. Pothos vines are among the top ten air purifying plants for indoor use.
. Grow in moderate light. Pot in a 50 50 mix of coarse sand and potting mix. Allow soil to approach dryness before watering. Feed in spring and again in the fall with half strength house plant fertilizer. Propagate by offsets.
Heart Leaf Philodendron
. Climbing or hanging plant with dark green, 2 3inch heart shaped leaves. Tolerates low light and low humidity well. Prefers to be kept slightly root bound in rich, moist soil. Provide a bark type support for climbing. Hardy in zones 11 12.
Hen and Chicks
. Plant in rich, sandy soil and give at least 4 hours of direct sun every day. Prefers warm days(70 75degree) and cooler nights (50 60degree) Allow soil to dry before watering. Propagate by removing offsets and rooting them, or by seed
Blue Hens and Chicks
. Forms six inch, ground hugging rosettes. Plant in rich, sandy soil and give plenty of bright light every day. Prefers warm days(70 75degree) and cooler nights (50 60degree) Allow soil to dry before watering.
. Jade plants should be grown in very bright sunlight with low humidity and temperatures of 55degree nights and 75degree 80degree during the day. Plant in a 50 50 mix of potting soil and coarse sand with bone meal added. Allow to dry between waterings.
. Japanese Aralias are one of the easiest of all shade garden or house plants to grow and care for. They have large dark green, palmate leaves and form tropical looking, evergreen shrubs that can grow up to 6 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide but can be limited to a height of 2 4 feet with pruning.
. Lipstick Plants have thick, glossy, dark green leaves growing in pairs along their long, woody stems. Each vine is tipped with clusters of 2inch tubular, scarlet red flowers in mid summer. As house plants they are most often grown in hanging baskets but can to climb up a three foot totem as well.
. Orchids need 10 15 hours of bright indirect light each day. They require high humidity. They need to be planted in special orchid potting mixes with excellent drainage. Water weekly with rainwater or tap water that has set for 24 48 hours.
. Slow growing but may become too tall for dish gardens (12 30inch). Should be grown in a warm (75degree 85degree) area with bright indirect light with high humidity (or misting). Keep soil evenly moist. Feed in spring and summer only. Hardy in zones 11 12.
Powder Puff Tree
. Calliandra haematocephala, commonly known as the Powder Puff Tree grow up to 10 feet tall with an equal spread, but dwarf, 3 6 foot varieties are also available, which are more appropriate in colder regions where you will need to over winter your plant indoors.
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