Inside the single plants section you will find all the cards of the main houseplants. Each card examines a houseplant describing its curiosity, cultivation methods and cultivation techniques. There are many categories of plants that can successfully grow in an apartment; some of them require little maintenance to give good results, the important thing is to respect some simple rules of general validity, and follow the specific instructions of the chosen plant as regards watering, fertilizing, pruning and repotting.
First of all, choose the best location for the plant, which typically requires light but almost never direct exposure to the sun’s rays, and not to change this position too frequently. The houseplants are often of tropical origin
for this reason they can’t bear the temperatures too low or the rigors of winter; therefore they should not be kept in too cold rooms (usually the acceptable temperature never drops below 12 ° -15 ° C) nor exposed outside during the winter season. Finally, care must always be taken that there is no stagnation of water in the saucer, which can lead to the onset of mold or root rot.
Among the types of plants most commonly used as furnishing accessories are Pothos, Spathiphyllum, Philodendron and Dieffenbachia; a slightly less known plant but of undoubted elegance and simplicity of cultivation is also the Pachira. If instead you want to give a note of color to the room, you can choose plants such as Anthurium or Guzmania.
Most indoor plants have tropical origins. They usually come from the rain forests of South America or Asia. They live well in our homes because they usually find a very similar situation both in light and in temperatures. We will give a general picture of how they are treated and then we will illustrate the specific characteristics of the most common plants. Usually houseplants need a lot of light, but not direct. It is therefore advisable to place them near a window (especially in winter), but make sure that the sun is filtered through a curtain. If the plants receive little light they will probably grow very spun and pale green. If they get too much, we risk their leaves burning.