Indoor plants

Types of indoor plants

How to choose them

Little house? Little space? If the passion for gardening is so great, a not very large house does not prevent you from being able to grow plants and indulge the desire to see them thrive. Indoor plants grow well indoors, sheltered from the elements and are able to get used to the climate, sometimes not suited to their needs, of modern homes. The choice is wide: green plants, flowering, hanging, slow or fast growing plants, suitable for bright environments or less demanding in terms of light. Anyone can find the indoor plant that will make the home more welcoming. Some plants are classics; dracene, or trunks of happiness, are among the easiest indoor plants to find, but also Ficus benjamina, some species of Kalanchoe or Monstera are common in homes. More,

How to fix them


The best places for plants in general are bright ones, without drafts and where there are no notable and sudden changes in temperature. Therefore good positions near stained-glass windows and windows, as long as the sun’s rays, through the glass, do not hit the leaves directly. Less indicated entrances and accommodations next to doors that communicate with the outside and are often opened. To remedy the too dry atmosphere of the heated rooms, humidifiers can be used, which are also useful for human orgasm, or simple water in a saucer, as long as the level does not touch the base of the plant, generating a situation similar to stagnation and causing , therefore, radical rot. For indoor plants with green leaves, periodic vaporization with possibly non-calcareous water is very suitable. It serves to give them a boost of energy, but also to eliminate dust residues. In some areas of the house some types of succulents find an ideal arrangement, which do not always have the need for the sun that is believed. Some succulents are typical of the undergrowth and find the ideal climate indoors.

Most common plants


The indoor plants that we most commonly see in homes are those that, for a sort of selection that takes into account the characteristics of the apartments and the time that can be dedicated to them, have convinced the lovers of greenery the most. We can divide them into three main groups: green and unpretentious indoor plants, indoor plants that bloom and indoor plants for small spaces. In the first group, in addition to those already mentioned, we can include the Philodendro, in many varieties with small or large leaves, the Cissus, the Araliaissima elegant, in name and in fact, the Aspidistra and the Asparagina, with very few pretensions and then many ferns, for environments with less light. Rather than flowers that last a few days, you can grow beautiful indoor plants that bloom in a pleasant and long-lasting way. Just turn to the Spatiphillum, the Christmas star, Afelandra, or the Clivia or the more demanding, but beautiful, gardenia. For those who have only a shelf or a windowsill, the African violet gives flowers and small dimensions. Same goes for the Kalachoe, but also for a multitude of succulents with little pretension.

Types of indoor plants: Diseases, treatments and remedies


Houseplants can also get sick and need some attention. To minimize the onset of mold and parasites it is good to follow some general rules. These are the simple precautions that every gardener, even inexperienced, must know: search for the best exposure, attention to watering, never stagnation of water and a healthy fertilization. Of course, any dry leaves, damaged branches or withered flowers should be eliminated, so as not to weaken the plant. Generally, potted plants need to have suitable fertilizer in the growing season, often coinciding with spring. On the packages on the market it is easy to find the indications to avoid making mistakes: for succulent plants, for acidophilic plants or universal. The plants are periodically racked; this is also a work almost always typical of spring, before the plant is in full development. The pots that will replace the old one must be slightly larger, usually a couple of centimeters. This is enough for the plant to grow well, with a harmonious development between root and leaf mass.

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