3 rhizomatous plants

The rhizomes are underground stems that grow indefinitely with diverse buds that grow horizontally emitting herbaceous shoots and roots from their nodes. In this post, I will share with you  3 rhizomatous plants .

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The agapanthus is a rhizomatous plant devoid of stem, belonging to the liliaceae family and of South African origin. It has flat oblong leaves, 40 to 60 cm long, dark green in color, ridged in great numbers. Its flowers are 5 cm long, blue grouped in inflorescence. The albidus variety has white flowers. These develop in late spring or summer.

Provide deep and fertile soil, a substrate with a river surf, a site with direct sunlight or partial shade, a dry atmosphere, and an irrigation every 45 days in summer and every 15 days in winter.

Provide 20-50 grams of bone meal in spring and autumn, propagate by dividing the bush in autumn. Protect it against intense frosts and renew the soil every 4 years. The africanus agapanthus is resistant to parasitic causes.


Sanseviera is a plant with rhizomes and upright foliage belonging to the liliaceae family and of South African origin, rustic and perfect for indoor use.

Its leaves are linear, vertical, dark green, with grayish-green transverse bands. The laurentii variety has a yellow band on the edge. Its flowers are greenish-white, not very showy and develop in spring.

Provide a black soil mixed with sand in equal parts, a sunny or partially shaded situation, a dry environment and a watering every 15 days in winter, once a week in spring and summer. It does not require fertilizer, it is very resistant to parasitic causes and tolerates up to 3 ° C.

It propagates by division of clumps, separation of suckers and leaf cuttings in spring. Avoid overwatering and change the pot every three years in spring.


Ceropegia is a herbaceous plant with rhizome, tuberous, long weak stems and pendulous, belonging to the Asclepiadaceae family and of African origin.

Its leaves are fleshy, 1.5 cm long, heart-shaped and with whitish veins. Its flowers are tubular, reddish and purple, arranged in inflorescences in summer. Provide fertile and slightly sandy soil, intense light with direct sunlight, an atmosphere with low humidity and moderate watering every week in summer and every 15 days in winter.

Provide 10 g of bone meal and propagate by cutting and bulb in spring. It is resistant to parasitic causes. It does not tolerate temperatures below 4 ° C or excessive watering.

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