Plants in the house – Tips for my garden


Sansevieria (also called Sanseveria)

The Sansevieria, a fairly common type of plant in the house, and more commonly known as Sanseveria, belongs to the Liliaceae family and is native to the coasts of southern Africa, as well as most of Asia. It can reach a meter in height and has sword-shaped green leaves, although different lines are possible depending on the exact area of ​​origin of the specimen. Sansevieria should be planted in a fairly large pot, preferably terracotta, and needs soil suitable for succulents. It should also be remembered that this plant needs good light, but it must not be exposed to the sun for too long, which could deteriorate it in the long term; also, you must try to always guarantee an environment in which the temperature does not drop below 10°. Its average cost is 15 euros.

indoor plants: bonsai

Another plant that housewives like to own is the bonsai, a specimen of Asian origin. Although it requires fairly frequent care, it is not necessary to have a green thumb to own one and guarantee its long survival. Particular attention should be paid to the following aspects: lighting, pruning, irrigation and transplanting; a bonsai needs a lot of light because it is necessary for photosynthesis, without which the plant cannot grow. It is also important to water it at least twice a week and to change the pot every two/three years. Another very important aspect is the pruning of the bonsai, for which care must be taken to eliminate only the shoots that compromise the aesthetics of the specimen.

ficus benjamina

The ficus benjamina is a specimen belonging to the Moraceae family, native to South Asia and highly prized for its thick foliage. To keep it in excellent condition, a soft and porous soil is necessary, with particular attention to its drainage to avoid the formation of pools of water; a ficus benjamina survives best in warm environments and is able to withstand even the very high temperatures of summer, although it is best stored in a shady spot during the hottest hours of the summer season. Since it is a type of indoor plant, it is absolutely necessary to avoid sudden changes in temperature, which could lead to deterioration, and the formation of arid soil, which will lead to the death of the specimen. A ficus benjamina usually costs ten euros.

Monstera, better known as Philodendron, is one of the plants most often seen in the apartments of Italian families. With an exotic design, it has very large and shiny leaves and is capable of producing fruit with a flavor similar to that of pineapple. It goes without saying that this plant needs a lot of water during the summer period, while in winter it is enough to water it even once a week, being careful whenever the soil begins to dry out and therefore requires watering. As far as pruning is concerned, the Philodendron does not seem to need it, although it is necessary to remove all the leaves which gradually dry out, to avoid the spread of a possible disease. Its cost is about ten euros.

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