Gardening

Plants to decorate your garden, balcony and interior

If you want to decorate your garden , balcony or a corner inside your home, below we leave you 3 ideal plants for it. They are beautiful and easy to care for.

French begonia

The French Begonia , ideal for gardens sheltered from the cold, balconies or interiors, is part of the Urticaceae family and is native to India and China. This highly branched perennial herbaceous plant can reach up to 30 – 40 centimeters in height and is made up of simple leaves, 3 to 9 cm long, with silver areas next to the veins. Its flowers are of little attraction; appear in spring.

Prefers a loose and permeable soil; land with equal parts river undertow and needs to be located in a place with full sun or partial shade. Tolerates up to 6 ° C. It does not tolerate dry environments; indoors, spray the foliage every 3-4 days.

Water in spring with a solution of ammonium sulfate (0.5 grams in a liter of water) and if you see spider mites, control them with acaricides. Prune and pot in spring, and propagate by cuttings in spring and summer.

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Federal Star

The French Begonia , ideal for gardens sheltered from the cold and bright interiors, is part of the Euphorbiaceae family and is native to Mexico and Central America. This branched shrub in cultivated forms, can reach 0.60 to 3 meters in height and is formed by whole, pubescent leaves, supported by red petioles. Its flowers are yellow, insignificant, surrounded by large red, white or yellowish leafy bracts .; appear in winter.

It prefers a fertile and acidic soil (mixture of soil and peat in equal parts) and needs to be located in a place with full sun, avoiding direct sunlight in summer. Tolerates up to 8 ° C. It does not tolerate dry environments; indoors spray the foliage every 2-3 days.

Water in autumn and winter every 2-3 days and fertilize with a solution of 0.5 grams of ammonium sulfate dissolved in one liter of water. Prune after flowering and propagate by cuttings in late winter after flowering.

Japanese camellia

The Camellia japonica , ideal for gardens and low-floor balconies, is part of the Teacea family and is native to China and Japan. This branched, branched shrub with persistent foliage can reach 1 to 6 meters in height and is made up of simple, leathery, dark green, glossy leaves 5 to 8 cm long. Its flowers are odorless, 4 to 15 cm in diameter; white, pink, red, striated, etcetera; single, semi-double or double; appear in late winter and early spring.

It prefers a deep soil (minimum 40 cm deep) and needs to be located in a place with full sun, avoiding direct sunlight at midday in summer. Late frosts only affect flowering. Does not tolerate excess moisture while in bloom

Water moderately once a week and add 10 grams of granulated fertilizer per plant in spring. It propagates by means of cuttings in summer and grafting in autumn and checks for mealybugs; spray with systemic insecticide (dimethoate).

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