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Flowers from the apartment

Flowers from the apartment



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FLOWERS FOR APARTMENT


Apartment flowering plants are generally evergreen plants, with remarkable adaptability to indoor living conditions.
This implies: indirect exposure to sunlight, limited possibility of expanding one's roots, presence of potentially polluting agents, modified climates.
Therefore these plants are rather robust and with remarkable adaptability.
It is always advisable to place them in large pots and to fertilize the soil regularly; as for watering, it is often preferable to spray the foliage to avoid damaging water stagnation, or to provide coarse gravel for the saucers.

CLIVIA



It is an evergreen plant with very fleshy rhizomatous roots from which a medium-sized brownish-green stem is erected.
The leaves are ribbon-like, very long (they can reach up to a meter), with an intense green color and a shiny or opaque appearance depending on the species.
The flowers are very large, with a funnel-like appearance and a tubular shape, which appear erect or falling depending on the species.
They have a beautiful and intense color that turns from yellow to orange to red.
Flowering lasts for a few days.
They require a compact, sandy, well-drained soil, possibly enriched with bark, which must protect the roots, often tending to escape from the vessel due to their abnormal development.
It prefers bright and not too hot environments, it fears drafts.
Watering must be frequent (every 2 days) during the warm months, while during the cold months it is sufficient to nebulize the foliage and keep the saucer wet.
It is important to fertilize the plant often (at least once a week) with liquid fertilizer containing nitrogen, copper, iron, magnesium, which are essential for its development.

Guzmania



It is an epiphytic ornamental evergreen plant, which means that it develops its life cycle at the expense of another plant from which it absorbs nourishment.
It has a medium sized herbaceous stem and a greenish brown color.
The leaves are robust, long, lanceolate, and form an apical rosette with an evident central cavity within which water accumulates.
The flowers are tubular, inconspicuous, orange or red.
It requires a moderately acid soil, enriched with sand (to facilitate drainage), peat and possibly even shredded fern roots and pine needles.
It prefers warm (never below 15 degrees) and humid environments with indirect exposure to light.
It is advisable to alternate watering with crown spray and to keep the saucer always wet, after having provided it with gravel to avoid water stagnation.
It is recommended to fertilize the plant at least once a month using liquid fertilizers

Sanseveria


It is an ornamental evergreen plant with rhizome roots.
The leaves have a lanceolate shape, are flat or cylindrical, and are narrow and thin, with a leathery appearance and a dark green color.
They can reach a length of one meter and a width of 30 cm.
The flowers are small, white and greenish, gathered in very fragrant spike inflorescences.
It requires a hard and well drained soil, possibly enriched with peat, sand and gravel.
It requires a lot of light to be able to develop, even if it is preferable not to expose it directly to the light source.
It loves high temperatures, it must never be in environments with temperatures below 10 degrees.
It is advisable not to exceed with watering: at most two per month; while it is very useful to wash the leaves with a damp cloth and nebulize them frequently.
Fertilization must be carried out about once every two months using liquid fertilizers.

Afelandra


It is an evergreen plant of considerable height: up to 60 cm.
It has dark brown fleshy stems.
The leaves are large, shiny, oval, with continuous edges, light green or dark depending on the variety, with white or yellow veins.
The flowers are tubular in shape, gathered in spike inflorescences, with yellow bracts tending to orange.
It requires a light, well-drained soil enriched with humus, peat and sand.
It prefers very bright environments, even if it fears direct exposure to sunlight.
It loves the warm climate and strongly fears low temperatures, so it is advisable to repair it in the greenhouse during the winter months: its ideal temperature is between 18 and 27 degrees.
It must be watered regularly, even without soaking the soil as water stagnation could damage the roots .; therefore it is useful to spray the leaves.
It is advisable to fertilize the plant at least twice a month with liquid fertilizers.

Flowers from the apartment: POTHOS



It is an ornamental evergreen plant with a hanging appearance.
It has thin and herbaceous stems of considerable length.
The leaves are oval, heart-shaped, shiny, rigid and covered with a waxy matrix, of a light green or intense color with paler streaks.
The flowers are small, inconspicuous, and rarely born during the life cycle of the plant.
It requires a light, porous, well-drained soil, enriched with peat and sand.
It must be exposed in very bright places as the lack of light prevents the appearance of the streaks that are its peculiar characteristic.
However, direct exposure to sunlight should be avoided.
In summer it must be watered frequently (every 2 days), with abundant vaporisations on the leaves and keeping the pebble saucers wet.
Fertilization is recommended by liquid fertilizer.