Design details : Great indoor plants to add a zing to your living rooms
Dimensions : Width: 9″; Height: 2′-6″
Ficus Green Island: Is a typical ficus plant that can thrive in an eastern sill or window. Excellent indoor plants. These gorgeous beauties are planted in a white terracotta pot to enhance the deep emerald of the leaves.
Oak Leaf Fern (Drynaria) : These strikingly beautiful indoor fern is ideal for spaces under skylights or porches. This dazzler is potted in a white ribbed terracota pot, specially chosen to highlight the ribs of its leaves.
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.
Water: 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: is mostly through spores that are produced under the leaves and is a time-consuming feat … best to buy new plants or divide old ones than try to propagate.
Green tips: These plants have naturally glossy leaves and all you have to get them back to be glossy, is put them under a shower. A good bath has never hurt anyone, has it?
Design details : This handsome hunk is planted in a long ribbed terracota pot.
Snake Plant (Sansevaria) : This is a very low-maintenance houseplant that is primarily grown for its resplendent leaves. It is a very hardy plant and can tolerate over-watering and under-watering as well as over exposure and under exposure to sun. Mudfingers recommends this for new gardeners. This plant is planted in a round ribbed terracota pot.
Light: Thrives well in full sun as well as partial shade. When kept in full sun, the plant tends to flower (not too eye-catchy) as well as a shine is seen in the leaves.
Soil: Very well drained sandy mixture.
Watering: Very drought tolerant plant. Water once in 3-4 days during summers and once a week in winters.
Feeding: A weak all purpose feed once in 2 months is more than sufficient during the growing months of spring.
Repotting: The snake plant does not enjoy being re-potted very often, so re-pot only when the pot cracks from growth. They’re best potted within a clay pot that can crack once maximum growth space within the pot is used.
Propagation: Very easy to propagate. Divide the plant during re-potting.
Speed of Growth: Slow
Flowers: Well cared plants give forth white colored flowers.
Tips: Air purifitying: While all plants purify air-borne toxins the snake plant is among the top plant’s tested and added to a list by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for removing, benzene, formaldehyde and other harmful toxins.
Miniature Jade (Portulacaria Afra Variegata) : These are pretty identical to Jade plants . They are ideal to be gifted as house-warming plants and are supposed to bring good luck. The fact that these lovely plants are not at all demanding, seem to add to their appeal.
This medium sized miniature Jade is planted in a large black oval Indian ceramic pot.
Light – Place him in bright light or under in-direct sunlight to see him happy! But never place him in deep shade.
Soil – Sandy with good drainage
Water – Very less. Water once in 2 days during summers and once a week in winters
Helpful Tips – Like Jades, these too hate pampering and do not tolerate over-watering. Let the pot dry completely between watering.
These miniatures can be trained to become excellent Bonsai of the Cascade & Forest grove style.
Tin Pots Peperomia: Peperomia obtusifolia is a fantastic houseplant that can survive with very less light too! Potted in these vibrant colored tin pots, these potted beauties add a new zing to your indoors!
Light: Thrives in medium light – both indoors and outdoors.
Soil: Sandy, Excellent drainage.
Watering: Water every alternate day.
Feeding: A weak all purpose feed once a month is more than sufficient.
Repotting: This is not normally needed, but if the plant has outgrown its pot it’s a good idea to repot in Spring or to divide out its baby plants.
Blushing Bromeliad (Neoregelia Tricolor) : A tropical beauty to behold, these bromeliads are very short statured and make some awesome table plants. This one has been placed in a blue tin pot that can be hanged in your balcony (east or north facing)
Light: Indirect light or moderate shade. Do not expose to direct sunlight.
Water: Keep water in the central cup. Change water frequently with clean water to prevent rot.
Soil: Any kind of soil is suitable. They need soil only for support.
Propagation: Gives forth babies regularly. Cut these and plant them to grow into mature adults.
Repotting: Mature bromeliads should not be repotted. Smaller bromeliads can be potted into small containers until they are established.
Green tips: The two best tips for success are these: make sure the plant is potted adequately so it won’t pull over the container and provide ample warmth and humidity.