Design detail : This plant is potted in a brown Indian ceramic octogonal pot.
Flamingo Flower (Anthurium Purple) : True to its common name of painter’s palette, Anthuriums are now available in almost every color of the palette. Anthuriums perhaps belong to a small group of houseplants that are treasured both for their flowers as well as their rich foliage.
Light: Good light is needed, but you must always avoid direct sun. Shaded balconies, patios are the best places.
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 regular flowering.
Repotting: Anthuriums grow profusely if well cared for. So you can repot them every year during spring.
Propagation: They produce offsets regularly. Remove them while repotting and voila … each grows into a new plant!
Flowers: They flower very often and each flower lasts a long long time (upto 30 days). They flower throughout the year!
General tips: Anthuriums are good office-goers. In offices, put them near a window and the moderated temperature will work wonders on the flowers!
Purple Beauty (Sempervivum) : Perennial succulent herbs that grow in very tight rosettes and produce babies close to the mother regularly. This exquisite beauty in black purple is planted in a brown Indian made ceramic pot.
Light: Place in full sunlight. The edges get a better color with full sun.
Soil: Sandy, Excellent drainage.
Watering: Very low watering. These are drought resistant, yet need good watering to thrive. Water once in 3 days in summer and space it even further during monsoon and winter.
Feeding: A weak all purpose feed once a month is more than sufficient.
Repotting: This is not normally needed, but if the plant has produced lots of offsets or it has outgrown its pot it’s a good idea to repot in Spring.
Propagation: It produces plantlets close to the mother. Use this to propagate.
Speed of Growth: Slow.
Flowers: In late summer evenings, mature plants produce bright flowers.