Buying Houseplants

Buying houseplants can give your home a sense of nature and can add beauty to the interior. Like any living creature you have to take care of houseplants as if they were your animal, no ignoring a houseplant and hoping for the best. They require different treatment then outdoor plants so you will have to make the adjustment accordingly. They also take time to grow so be patient and know all good things come to those who wait.

I bought a few house plants and they really have improved the atmosphere in my home. I’m not sure scientifically if they improve the air quality that much or if at all, which we know plants give of oxygen. Its important to know what type of plants require less sunlight to grow because your indoor houseplant won’t see as much sunlight as outdoor plants obviously. I never use chemical fertilizers or pesticides in my home because they are not that safe.

When buying houseplants be aware of the amount of space you have to let your plant breathe and flourish. I bought two ferns and a coffee plant they are quit large so I know I can buy any more houseplants. You should consider how much time can you put into your plant, if your not home and gone on business trips for months at a time no point in getting ab houseplant, it will be dead before you get back. Make sure to accommodate your houseplants in the way you can best provide them with the proper care, I have no regrets getting my ferns.

Gardening 101: What Are the Common Houseplants?

The best houseplants, whether placed inside a residential or office space, can help lift both areas to look more vibrant than usual. There are common houseplants that naturally exude their beauty through their aroma, color, shape, and size variations, which are actually helpful when it comes to giving a certain spot to look more inviting when viewed.

Common houseplants also require specific needs (even if they help beautify an area, their needs aren’t all the same) such as conditions pertaining to watering and lighting requirements. But in order to give these plants what they need, it’s best to start by identifying which houseplant will be used. Other than that, also take note that all houseplants are grown indoors (some plant examples are English Ivy, Boston Fern, and Areca Palm).

Keeping houseplants indoors also helps keep the air clean (other than supplying more oxygen). Keeping several of these plants at home is actually a health benefit since these help separate out the toxins in the air (toxins such carbon monoxide and ammonia). They also help keep humans from contracting potential diseases since healthy houseplants help ease the rise of moisture and dust particles (the healthier the plant, the better).

One more advantage to keeping these plants is their capacity to grow amidst low-lighted areas (thus the term low light houseplants). But don’t keep them contained in spaces where there are no light sources at all. These plants will still need a bit of sunshine directed on them, and will still require different light intensity’s (as not all houseplants are of the same level).

Now, also be acquainted with the different types of houseplants. There are non-flowering houseplants, as there are also an abundance of flowering houseplants (such as chrysanthemumsand gardenias that require enough amounts of sunlight on them). The ones that bear no flowers will usually require less maintenance compared to those that do bloom (plants that flower might also require some re-potting later on). Some examples of plants that bloom are that of tulips and begonias.

If you’re looking to find common houseplants that you can use for your home or office decoration, you can go for the following that can be simply raised indoors: Cactus (requires little maintenance), Philodendron, African Violet, Croton, Jade, Aloe Vera, Poinsettia, Corn Plant, Spider Plant, Ivy, Palm, Peace Lily, Rooted Begonia, Star Jasmine, Primrose, Jerusalem Cherry, Geranium, Fuchsia, Flowering Maple, Ferns, Chinese Evergreen, and Azalea (just to name a few).

Citron, Orange and Other Citrus Are Our Favorite Houseplants

Fruits look so good that are irresistible. Further their leaves shine in the sun and the flowers radiate a sweet and seducing scent. The citric are one of the most ornamental and fascinating houseplants. The citrons, oranges and other citric grow well even on sunny terrace, beautifying and flavoring it. If well placed and correctly attended, the citric become splendid houseplants.
Orange (Citrus sinensis) needs a lot of space. Different orange species are easily to care.

Variedated Calamondin Orange (Calamondin variegata) is a citric species whose leaves are creamy spotted and young fruits have a decorative streaky face.
Orange – Calamondin (Citrus mitis), widely known as calamondin or miniature orange: small evergreen trees with beautiful shape, many orange fruits and easy to care. Speaking about soil, the calamondin needs a well-drained and fertile ground, dislikes alkaline soil. What a pity, its fruits are too sour to eat.
Grapefruit tree (Citrus paradisi) grows quickly. Grapefruit houseplant loves the sunny terraces and the hothouses too. The giant fruits need a lot of warmth.

Tangelo (Citrus reticulate x Citrus paradisi) is a hybrid citric from grapefruit and tangerine and it’s not exigent at all. In summer, place it in warmth and in winter in light and coolness.
Buddha’ hand, Buddha’s hand citron or fingered citron (Citrus medica Digitata) grows on a shrub or small tree and is a fragrant citrus fruit. It loves warmth and wants to leave in a temperate glass house. Its fruits smell very good.

Citron (Citrus lemon) is a modest houseplant: it grows even in cool summer, making tasteful fruits. Don’t forget to prune it.

Chinotto (Citrus myrtifolia). You can recognize it for its small and sharp leaves and many sour fruits. Of Citrus myrtifolia fruits can produce a juice, a non-alcoholic drink called Chinotto. Its appearance is similar to that of Coca-Cola, but Chinotto’s taste has more of a dry flavor. One of its unique attributes is that it tastes bitter and sweet at the same time.

Citrus reticulate, Mandarin orange or Mandarin (Mandarine) is a small beautiful shaped citrus tree with fruits similar to the orange. The mandarin is easy to care, but tender in the same time, with delicious fruits, fruits without seeds.

Limequat (Citrus aurantifolia x Fortunella marginata) is a hybrid citrus tree, the result of a cross between the lime (limette) and the kumquat. It’s a rarity, an easily grown indoors with sour and flavored fruits.

As a beginner, choose citric houseplants that are easier to grow as Calamondin, Kumquat or Chinotto. All of these three evergreen plants decorate themselves with a lot of fruits, have a bushy solid shape and you can enjoy them all year if put in full light. Dissimilar of sour fruits of Calamondin and Chinotto that are just decorative fruits, Kumquat’s fruits are eaten with sweet hull despite.

Summer care

The summer care of citric houseplants means just watering and fertilizing. It the leaves are going pale, but the veins remain green, it means that there isn’t enough iron. Atomize on the leaves liquid iron content fertilizer. Feed citron by watering the soil with soft water and weekly adding citric fertilizer.

Fall care

Since September, prepare citric houseplants for resting period: less watering, no more fertilizer. Citric rests on less than 12 degrees, with less water. The gold rule: the warmer, the lighter should be the place. Place the citric pot on an isolating base, then the roots don’t get cold and the plant keeps up its vigor.

Growing citron, orange and other citrus

The better site for citric houseplant: sunny, warm and draught protected.

Watering: use purified water or rain water as at African Violet or Azalea. Don’t water again than when the soil is dry. The worst thing for citrus plant health is continuous humidity.

Fertilizer: add special citrus fertilizer weekly since April until begin of September.

Pot removing: the young plants are potted once in two years, and older citrus once in three or for years. The citric needs a well-drained and fertile ground, with one third of rubble at least.

Citrus pruning: give a shape to your citrus houseplant by pruning every year, in late winter, before budding