Wonderful Plants

chinese-evergreenChinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Commutatum)

The Chinese Evergreen is a slow growing foliage plant but a good choice for a house plant. They tend to grow upwards with thick non-branching stems and long leathery silver mottled dark green leaves. A small grouping of the plant is a good idea for a bushier appearance. Older plants may loose their lower leaves over time bearing bare stems but that is ok. Its many species cultivators come in various sizes. The best lighting for this plant is medium. Keep this plant evenly moist with water do not over water. These plants will have stunted new growth and rotten stalks if the soil is kept too moist. I have found that my plant seems to like the environment in average to high humidity.




Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus)

Swedish Ivy’s tend to grow upright and then they lean over and flow in different ways. They make wonderful hanging basket plants. The stems are usually square and the leaves are round or scalloped. Spikes of little flowers appear occasionally. Pinch the flowers off so that the plant can keep on flourishing. They are several different species and variegated species of this plant. They seem to do well in medium to bright light and keep them moist. Fertilize during growing season.




Arrow Head Vine (Syngonium Podophyllum)

The Arrow Head Vine is unusual because of the changes that occur in the leaf shape as the plant ages. Young plants are stemless and small producing arrow shaped-like leaves. The leaves are usually dark green and may have bold and may have silvery white variegation. With age the leaves start to change and the stem grows lengthily



Philodendron (Hederaceum)

Philodendrons are a popular group of plants that are grown for their ornamental foliage. They are mostly climbing plants that can be grown in homes, greenhouses, offices outside in good conditions and just about anywhere. These plants have long aerial roots and come in many shapes and sizes and different names . Most of the plants have rich green leaves but some may be variegated in the colors of white-green. Some Philodendrons may have heart-shaped leaves, long and narrow leaves, arrow-shaped, oblong, ovate or deeply lobed. They can also vary in size. They seem to thrive in temperatures between 60 and 72 degrees and I have had success with them growing with sunlight, florescent lights and less light in darkness also with moderate watering. When you see yellow or brown leaves on the plant please do them a favor and pick them off to savor their beauty. I happen to love them and I have found that they are easy to grow and I have them blooming all around in my house.



Spider Plant (Chlorophytum)
The spider plant is a also a quick rooting plant to grow. They grow long stalks with babies at the ends of the stalk that continue to multiply and you can cut them off and start a new sprouting plant. Spider Plants have green and variegated white-green leaves with strap like leaves coming from its center of the plant. Spider plants improve the quality of air by absorbing pollutants. My experiences with them works best for me in a nice controlled climate at home indoors in a hanging basket or a sitting vase with sunlight, florescent lighting or less light in darkness and moderate watering. When you see yellow or brown leaves on the plant please do them a favor and pick them off to savor their beauty. They make an attractive display anywhere. I happen to love them and I have found that they are easy to grow and I have them blooming all around in my house.



Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata) The Madagascar Dragon Tree is fairly easy and a good house plant to have and care for. The Madagascar Dragon Tree also can improve the quality of air by absorbing pollutants. These plants come with different names, different shapes, sizes and the color of green and also in variegated white-green and green-red outlined leaves. They seem to best to grow for me in medium to moderate light, watering and a moderate climate. When you seen yellow or brown leaves do the plants favor and pick them off to savor their beauty. They can vary in their size and shape and the branches really spread outward. They also tend to grow at odd angles so you may want to prune them from time to time.

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The Mother of Thousands

(Bryophyllum daigremontianum)

Comes from southwestern Madagascar. It is an annual succulent with triangular leaves and it can grow up to three feet tall. They like sun and partial shade and can withstand hot temperatures if given regular water. All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested. After a year or two of maturing the mother of thousands will flower usually in late winter. It produces a ring of orange trumpet-shaped flowers that hang down from the top of the plant. After flowering the plant dies.The mother of thousands is considered viviparous. This means it grows plant-lets along the leaf’s edges. When each plant- lets can survive on its own, it then falls off the leaf. These plant-lets sprout up just about anywhere.

It’s easy to have success growing mother of thousands. Pick a container around three gallon or larger. This will allow some room for plant-lets to fall and begin to grow. After planting keep the soil moist. Make sure your container has a hole in the bottom to allow excess water to drain.



The Wondering Jew (Zebrina Pendula)
They are a long and fleshy stems plant which can trail over the rim of the basket (if you allow it to grow long stems) oval leaves with green, purple and silver variegation. It can be used as a medium foliage hanging basket or a nice arrangement on a table or stand. It can grow runners several feet long, heat tolerance medium, and the water requirements are low. You may allow the soil to dry slightly between watering; do not put in direct light but slight light. They are very care free growing plants. They are beautiful.

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