Perfect for indoors and outdoors, these accessories are sure to add color to your outdoor space. You can even use them for decorative purposes! If you’re looking for a way to show off your green thumb, these plants will be perfect proof.
The plant grows in the tropical forests of South America. It has the form of a vine or small tree with aerial roots. Its common name (vinca) comes from the Greek word meaning “clinging to a tree.”
As a potted plant, Philodendron comes in two forms – as a climber with small or large leaves and as a shrub. Its leathery leaves are usually green or reddish. Larger vines sometimes have aerial roots.
Kroton trees are actually quite easy to identify. They have a unique appearance and a common name. Also, the botanical name is Greek and means “tick”. The common name refers to the resemblance of their seeds to spiders. Native to tropical rainforest regions such as Indonesia, these trees can be found anywhere from 100 to 700 meters above sea level.
Croton is an evergreen shrub that can come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. In addition, they come in different sizes, so it’s easy to find the right size for your home.
This plant is one of the easiest to grow. It is found in dry regions of South Asia, which means it is still easy to grow. It usually grows in soil that contains a lot of clay. Sansevieria has persistent leaves that help it absorb water from the soil and store nutrients. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them a popular choice. The leaves of different varieties will have some coloration, but this may not be very consistent.
- Bosslera (Schaeffler)
Bosslera grows in the deciduous forests of New Zealand, Taiwan and Australia to a height of 20-30 meters. It is one of the most popular plants in tropical and arid regions of the world.
It has a variety of leaves and grows vigorously, like the leaves are like palms. It comes in many forms, some of which belong to the species Schefflera arboricola. In natural conditions it can grow into a real tree. It is designated by its open palm-shaped leaves.
- Epiremnum (Sindapus)
The plant family known as “thorns” is commonly found in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and Indonesia. In these rainforests, it is a source of food and a source of “happiness.”
Epipremnum can be grown as a fall plant or as a climber. It has beautiful green leaves with irregular yellow discoloration. When growing, be careful and regularly check the color of the leaves, as this is an indicator of exposure to sunlight – if there is more chlorophyll with golden leaves.
What should you know before buying?
- Direct the plants to natural light for better sunlight. Pay attention to how much water your plants need, and remember that brown spots are often a sign of low humidity.
- Make sure your plants are free of pests and look healthy. Scales and mealybugs can cause the plant’s leaves to rot or turn brown.
- Climbing plants need support to keep their roots in moist, fertile soil. A stick or pole can help them get out in the sun or maintain their weight.
- Most plants are sensitive to temperatures below 12-15°C. Therefore, transport it carefully and always store it in a cool and moist place.
Cultivation and care
- Sometimes philodendron, Szeflera and epiipremnum need to be exposed to the sun, but first they must be in the shade. Crotons and Sansevieria must already receive adequate sunlight to grow well outdoors.
- Make sure the plant soil never dries out and is properly watered. Make sure the water temperature is at room temperature.
- Care: remove ugly, yellowing leaves
- Pruning: the plant (except for sansevieria) can be pruned when it grows too large or doesn’t look good, preferably in the darker months. It’s also a good idea to fertilize the flowers once a month.