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Austrocylindropuntia subulata, also known as Eve’s needle cactus is the most common cacti in Americans homes. It has a few needles with a yellowish color, which are inserted between the cylindrical and rudimentary leaves. It may reach even one meter and a half in high if you grow it indoors. It’s a shruby plant, and in order to branch...
A problem often faced by flower lovers – apparently no-reason Hibiscus bud drop. The causes can be multiple, and if the problems are fixed, there is a good chance to enjoy Hibiscus blooming again. Plant care Watering -Hard to believe, but water is the main cause of bud drop. Both excess and lack of water stress the plant very much,...
Mini orchids are a miniature replica of the well-known Phalenopsis Orchids. They are also known as Little Lady. They don’t exceed 20 centimeters high. The flowers are colorful, just like the Phalenopsis hybrids, crowded on rods (10 on a single rod). If they are well groomed, the flowers last for about 3 months. Plant care Place the mini-orchid pot in a place...
The lemon tree is a very demanding plant when it comes to light, water and heat, and without them we won’t have flowers and fruits. Plant care Like all citrus fruits, the lemon tree needs a lot of light to bloom. Place the lemon tree near the window or on the balcony (only if it’s closed and heated). Plants...
Japanese Rose (Hibiscus) cutting propagation is not a hard operation if you respect some basic rules regarding cutting manufacture, choosing the substrate and providing an optimal temperature. The right time for multiplying is spring or autumn, but it can also be sown in other seasons. Plant care When you prepare to cut the sprouts to make the cuttings, look carefully...
The cuttings of Japanese Rose start as soon as the rooted sprout was moved in into pots. I’m actually talking about pinching. Most of the time is done 2 pinches for branching to enjoy beautiful flowers. For plants with high stem the pinching is deferred and executed at a higher height of the cutting, depending where you want to branch...
Echinopsis is one of the most beautiful cacti you can grow in pots. It has big, solitary and beautifully colored flowers, and as a bonus to that, it’s not very demanding. Another great thing about this easy-to-care plant is that it needs less water and plenty of light. Even if you keep it in direct sunlight, Echinopsis cacti will...
Most of the time, Amaryllis is frequently multiplied by bulb separation, as it follows: around the mother bulb, which is the biggest bulb in the pot, will appear small bulbs. Those small bulbs should not be separated by the mother bulb until they have grown enough and have their own roots. Once they have developed enough, then you...
Vanda is a species of epiphyte orchid, originated from tropical rainforests in Asia, the Indonesian archipelago and Australia. Being an epiphyte species, it uses another plant as a support. In the natural environment, the orchid lives hanging or fastened by other plants, without being a parasitic species and without damaging the plant it hangs on. Plant care Because it’s often difficult...
First of all, geraniums must be watered top-down by pouring the water directly into the pot. !!! Never water geraniums down-top by pouring water in the pot plate. Stagnate water will favor the appearance of many diseases and may lead to root rot. That’s why is absolutely necessary to empty the pot plate after the water drained from the...