Indoor plants

Indoor plants

The log of happiness: indoor plants

A first type to be seriously considered is that of a specimen belonging to the subspecies of the liliaceae, which are characterized by the presence of very particular and large leaves, undoubtedly decorative and have lanceolate leaves. We are talking about the Dracaena, better known with the name of ‘Tronchetto of happiness’, a species that can also live outside the house if there are no excessively hot or, vice versa, icy climates; this plant, with a very pleasant appearance, needs a lot of light, especially in spring, but also needs to be watered frequently during the summer months; there is little or no care and attention to be given to them during the late autumn and winter months. Absolutely to be avoided are stagnations,


The ‘Kentia’ palm is one of the most popular houseplants, placed in most cases near a home entrance and for this reason called the ‘sentinel palm’. It is certainly not a plant of undoubted beauty from an aesthetic point of view; however, it has everything you could ask for from a houseplant: tolerance to shade and cold, and somewhat limited height growth. As for the light conditions, it should be emphasized that Kentia needs indirect sunlight; direct exposure to sunlight would in fact lead to the ruin of its leaves and therefore to the death of the plant itself. Another important aspect concerns irrigation; it should be watered at least once a week, avoiding the formation of stagnations.


Dieffenbachia is certainly one of the most present apartment plants in Italian homes and is appreciated for its elegance, as well as for the simplicity with which it can be grown. This plant is native to Central and South America, and for this reason it is able to withstand even quite high temperatures. The stem is fleshy and somewhat erect, while its large leaves are in most cases of an intense green color, with various types of stripes, depending on the species in question. Dieffenbachia needs a soil that is always humid, but never excessively full of water, exactly like the two aforementioned species. This seedling usually produces flowers during the summer, although it is inconspicuous specimens, greenish-white in color; however, it is quite rare to see a Dieffenbachia bloom in an apartment.

Indoor plants: La Pachira

Also known as the ‘money tree’, Pachira is a tropical plant native to the wetlands and swamps of Central and South America. Although it is capable of reaching heights of up to 60 feet in its natural environment, it is usually grown as an indoor plant, where its growth is limited by the size of its container, reaching a maximum height of two to three meters. The Pachira should be placed in a somewhat shaded area and even if the tree (in nature) thrives in swampy places, it should be emphasized that the ideal place for sowing is the one where the water withdraws from time to time, offering the opportunity for the roots to breathe. The stem is quite tender, so you will often find, in the same container,

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