Stag Horn Fern (Platycerium Bifurcatum) : The fronds of these exotic ferns are shaped like the antlers of a stag and hence its name! Stag horn ferns are a collector’s item and a proud possession in your garden.
Light: They thrive in indirect light and detest direct sunlight. Place in shaded or east facing balconies.
Soil: Best is to mount them in a mixture of coconut husk and sphagnum moss.
Watering: Dip these mounted beauties into a bucket of water twice a week in summers. Water everyday.
Humidity: Loves humidity in the air. Keep misting regularly.
Feeding: A general NPK feed once every month is needed to be luscious and green
Repotting: Over time it fills the pot and the plant kind of covers the entire pot. It is best to be left undisturbed. But you may separate it carefully if you want to propagate them.
Propagation: Divide the plant and re-mount.
Speed of Growth: Moderate if tended well.
Greener tips: High humidity and diffused lighting is all he needs! Very easy to maintain if you mist him everyday.
Special Note: They thrive in indirect light and detest direct sunlight. Place in shaded or east facing balconies.
Design details : This plant comes in hanging pot made of plastic
Money Plant (Variegated) : Scindapsus or Money plant is an easy to grow, hardy indoor plant. It has attractive green or neon green or marble white and green leaf variations. It is a very good air purifier and cleanses the surrounding off toxins. Available in creeper version as well as a miniature versions that can be placed on workstations. If put on the ground, they make excellent ground covers too.
Light: Well-lit places where it receives filtered sunlight is a good spot for Money plants. In case the sunlight is less, the stems elongate and the spread may be more, and will also start looking lanky.
Soil: A good mix of regular loamy sandy soil. It should be well drained.
Watering: Likes the soil to dry up a bit between watering. Always test the soil for moisture before watering. Once in 2 days is ideal for all round the year except summers (daily).
Humidity: Average humidity is good. It likes watering on its leaves.
Feeding: A general NPK feed every month is needed to be luscious and green
Repotting: Repot when over time it fills the pot and the plant kind of overflows … preferably during spring.
Propagation: Very easy to propagate via stem cuttings … either place them in water or in sandy soil. Both have a good success rate.
Speed of Growth: Quick grower. Small plants can fill the pots in a matter of a year.
Height / Spread: Creeping species need to be trained well. Cut away run-away elongated stems, and maintain the spread the way you need. Untrained, money plants can grow upto 3′ height and spread in a year.
Flowers: Very rare and their foliage is more interesting than the flowers.
Greener tips: This guy needs to be shaped to look good. Cut run-away shoots and train per your requirement. Informal pinching always helps.
Design details : This plant comes in a terracota color plastic pot
Boston Fern : If you are looking for a graceful, green, easy to maintain indoor plant – your search ends here. The drooping fronds, make them an ideal plant for keeping near well lit bookshelves, east lit balconies etc.
Light: Medium amount but consistent light is needed, but you must always avoid direct sun. North or east facing balconies/ windows should bring about the magic.
Watering: Keep the plant constantly moist. Water everyday in all seasons.
Humidity: Loves humidity in the air. Mist the plants regularly. Misting also helps in reducing the dust that tends to get collected on the large span of their leaves.
Feeding: A weak all purpose feed once every 2 weeks is necessary for glossy and bright leaves.
Repotting: This fern grows profusely if well cared for. So you can repot them every year during spring till it attains its full growth. After this phase, repotting once in 2 years is sufficient.
Propagation: The easiest way is to divide. In plants that are well cared for, these ferns can grow very fast and you can propagate more plants every year.
Speed of Growth: Very fast if well taken care of.
Height / Spread: A grown up plant can spread upto 2 – 3 ft wide and a height of upto 1.5 – 2 ft.
Flowers: No. These ferns never flower.
Tips: These ferns love water on their fronds. So put them under a shower regularly. A good bath has never hurt anyone, has it?