The name philodendron is derived from the Greek words Philo (love) and dendron (tree). This classic plant is among the most popular houseplants and considered one of the easiest to grow.
Types of Philodendron
The two main types of philodendron houseplants are vining and non-climbing varieties.
Succulents need proper exposure to bright indirect sunlight. Most succulents do best under indirect sunlight because direct exposure to the scorching sun most times causes sunburns on their leaves. The hot sun is also known to dry the soil faster; hence, it is highly discouraged.
Direct sunlight exposure is possible, although it needs to be in moderation. A succulent can be put in direct sunlight, preferably in the morning hours when the rays are gentle.
Alternatively, some indoor succulents are lit up by the use of fluorescent bulbs. The high-output is the best for this purpose and is more energy-efficient, less bulky, and offers better lighting as compared to the incandescent type.
A growing succulent seedling needs the right kind of soil that supplements it with the required nutrition and support. The soil must be well aerated and be quick draining. The soil should also dry out quickly and have a very low water retention capacity. So sandy soils with a mix of rough stones are quite efficient for the growth of a succulent.
Before growing or repotting your succulent, there are a few tests you are supposed to carry out to determine if the soil is good or not. First, the soil should crumble easily to touch. If the soil clumps together you need to add a substantial amount of inorganic elements such as crushed granite. And second, it should drain well in order for optimal growth
The watering of a succulent is not as demanding as most plants are. Succulents are watered in accordance with the season. Mostly during the hot and warmer seasons of spring and summer. However, it should only be done when the soil is dry by a technique known as the soak and dry method. Most of the water application is made by hand with the use of the squeeze bottle for a smaller succulent or a larger watering pot for the larger types.
But the use of spray bottles is highly discouraged as this does not supplement the roots with the required amount needed for their growth. But they may be used to spray water on propagated leaves daily. Succulents grown outdoors are watered more frequently as compared to the ones housed indoors.
Peperomia is one of the two large genera of the family Piperaceae. Most of them are compact, small perennial epiphytes growing on rotten wood. More than 1500 species have been recorded, occurring in all tropical and subtropical regions of the world, though concentrated in Central America and northern South America.
While the heartleaf prefers indirect sunlight, Peperomia will do just dandy in almost any lighting condition. Even areas of low light can be fine, though the leaves will spread more and the colors won’t be as vibrant or glossy.
Allow the top 2"- 3" of soil to dry out before…
Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennial flowering plants from the family Araceae. There are 79 species native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia and widely cultivated elsewhere.
Needs vary from shade to full sunlight, depending on the variety. Ask the grower if the plant is sun-trained. Leaf color tends to be better among plants that grow best with more light.
Let your Alocasia dry out between waterings. Water thoroughly when topsoil…
Epipremnum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae, found in tropical forests from China, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia to Australia the western Pacific. They are evergreen perennial vines climbing with the aid of aerial roots.
Epipremnum prefers bright indirect light. It can survive in lower light conditions but growth may slow. Keep out of direct sunlight for extended periods, as it can burn the leaves.
Hailing from the Caribbean as this plant does, it likes moist environments best. In the summertime, keep the soil moist but not soggy. In the…
Dieffenbachia is a genus of tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae. It is native to the New World Tropics from Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina. Some species are widely cultivated as ornamental plants, especially as houseplants, and have become naturalized on a few tropical islands.
Dieffenbachia Amoena prefers bright indirect light. It can survive in lower light conditions but growth may slow. Keep out of direct sunlight for extended periods, as it can burn the leaves.
Dieffenbachia Amoena is a tropical plant, which means they like to sit in moist soil. When…
Epipremnum is a species of flowering plant in the arum family Araceae, native to Mo’orea in the Society Islands of French Polynesia.
Set the plant in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Find a position near a window where the sun’s rays never actually touch the foliage. While it’s normal for older leaves to yellow, if this happens to several leaves at the same time, the plant may be getting too much light. …
Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. As of September 2015, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families accepted 489 species; other sources accept different numbers. Regardless of the number of species, the genus is the second-largest member of the family Araceae. Wikipedia.
Scientific name: Philodendron
Higher classification: Philodendreae
Order: Water plantains
While the heartleaf prefers indirect sunlight, Philodendron will do just dandy in almost…