Indoor plants

Tropical plant

Tropical indoor plants

In order for a tropical houseplant to be grown correctly, it is necessary to take into account important aspects that allow its development, since the original environmental conditions should be maintained. It would be advisable to provide for the correct irrigation, carry out fertilization, pruning and proceed with periodic repotting to allow adequate root development. The location of the plant is an essential choice to ensure that the plant develops optimally, in fact tropical plants need light, but they must not be exposed to the sun directly and must never be placed in areas where the temperature can drop below. 12 degrees. Water stagnation is very harmful and could cause root rot.

Tropical plant

Pothos is an evergreen plant with climbing characteristics that has small leaves with a heart shape. The ideal position for the plant is in a bright area, not exposed to direct sunlight, possibly in an elevated position, so that the branches can fall towards the ground or can stretch along furniture or wall units. The plant needs to be watered often, but not abundantly. Spathiphyllum is a plant that has particular green colored leaves that develop directly from the rhizome. The flowers are small in size and are collected in inflorescences that show a spike shape. The plant should be placed in a bright area, but away from direct sources that would burn the leaves. It is particularly sensitive to too much humidity and low temperatures.

Types of tropical plants

Philodendron is an evergreen plant with climbing characteristics that uses trees as a support. In the apartment the plant could be grown in pots, but it needs a support, covered with sphagnum, on which to anchor to develop properly. The support should be kept constantly moist by vaporization, in order to guarantee an excellent anchorage for the heart-shaped leaves. The ideal climate should be warm, sufficiently humid and should be placed in the shade. Dieffenbachia is an evergreen plant with bushy characteristics that has oblong shaped leaves with a green color with white spots or streaks. The plant needs a lot of light and a temperature above 15 degrees. The leaves should be cleaned periodically to allow for adequate breathing.

The dracena is a plant that has lanceolate leaves that would need a lot of light, but which should be sheltered from drafts. It does not tolerate temperatures below 10 degrees and should be watered often in summer. In the vegetative period it could be fertilized every 3 days. The ideal growing medium should be rich in peat and with perfect drainage. The kentia is a palm that has a slow growth, but which is able to resist adequately in low light, very little humidity and with temperatures close to 10 degrees. The soil should be properly drained and fertilized every 2 weeks. Zamioculcas is a succulent plant with an erect habit that tolerates drought well, but not temperatures below 15 degrees.

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