You may be surprised to know that pineapples are a type of terrestrial bromeliad, and they have a quite complex root system. They grow in a manner that is very similar to other types of plants, in that the roots gather water and nutrients to nourish the growing plant. Epiphytic bromeliads, on the other hand gather nutrients and moisture from the air. Tillandsia usneoides, or “air plant” is one example of this type of bromeliad, and Spanish moss is another.
We are big fans of African violets and know many of you are, too! These houseplants add color to any space in winter and their cheerful flowers make us smile.
Graptopetalum is a genus of eighteen species, and it falls under the family Crassulaceae. All species under the genus have the common names Ghost Plants and Leather Petal. These common names are due to the most common physical characteristics that traverse species in the genus; the pale color and the rosette structure of leaves, respectively….
Dramatic, bizarre garden succulents lend themselves perfectly to the enhancing of contemporary architecture. Once banished to the rock garden, these plants are becoming more and more popular in and around modern homes.
Succulent plants are by far my favorite living creature. More so than any animal or other green thing, I really enjoy care for succulent plants. Maybe it’s because of my attraction to all things ‘southwestern,’ that I love these desert plants. Their thick and juicy stems and leaves set them apart from other types of…
Over 60 years have passed since the introduction of Gloriosa Daisies to the gardening public. Many growers, I believe, would name the ‘Gloriosa Daisy’ as one of the all-time beautiful things to come out of a seed packet. It is an “average gardener’s” flower good enough for the most discriminating of connoisseurs.
Succulent arrangements are long lasting creations that can be enjoyed indoors or out. This DIY video from Garden Answer will show you just how easy it is to create your own succulent arrangement
These easy-care, low-water plants are found in the Northern Hemisphere, but some members are native to South America and Africa.
Tip the adult plant out of its pot and gently cut the offsets loose using a very sharp, clean knife or clippers.
Be careful to give the offshoots enough roots to survive. If you cut it separate from all its roots, it will die.
Put the offshoots into their new pots. Cover them with a plastic bag for several days to hold in the moisture and help them get a good start. Be sure to set up a wireframe or a support rod inside the bag to prevent it touching the vegetation of your new plant.
The snake plant or Sansevieria pronounced (san-se-vi-ee’-ri-ah) – A genus of perennial herbs with stiff, very thick leaves, often mottled with white, and clustered flowers on slender stalks A member of the Asparagaceae Family, popularly goes by other common names. The very “politically correct” Mother-in-Law’s tongue, snake tongue and Bowstring-hemp. The snake plant makes and excellent potted plant indoors as a houseplant or outdoors. Sansevieria is undoubtedly one of the most easily recognized plants in the world.
NASA recommends adding houseplants to your home environment to help clean the air and overall improve indoor air quality. Common sense will tell you that having living plants in the home adds color and beauty along reducing stress and with brightening your mood. In this article, we’ll share 35+ hardy, low-maintenance houseplants and office plants that are easy to grow, even if you have a brown thumb.
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