Tropical Indoor plants

Tropical Indoor plants

Tropicals in their native setting in the Amazon You have heard the expression One man s ceiling is another man s floor I am sure. It fits into many different scenarios we can think of. One of which is indoor plants. I had just finished planting a lovely bed of begonias by an entrance at work and told my lunch mates so. A friend of mine who had lived in Southern California got a puzzled look on his face and said, Why in heavens name would you plant begonias? In California where …

Care of Rubber plant Indoor

Care of Rubber plant Indoor

We have many relationships. Ones with our family, friends, pets and not to forget –– plants. I’m talking about the ones in your kitchen, living room and bedroom. They occupy those spaces and remind you of what it means to be in sync with the natural world. It was not until my time in Thailand that I realized how happy I feel when I am around nature. I lived with a few families. Some had makeshift homes from recycled materials or nicer homes with a running shower. The one thing …

Starting Tomato Seeds Indoors

Starting Tomato Seeds Indoors

You want to start seeds in a sterile starting mix. No life. A combination of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite are the main sterile mediums used for staring seeds and growing transplants. This video clearly explains starting mixes and how to prepare them for your seeds. Starting mixes may or may not have fertilizers in them. A lot of products do. If you make your own starting mix, you would want to add some sort of fertilizer. There are many choices. You can also skip the initial …

Growing Aloe Vera Plant Indoors

Growing Aloe Vera Plant Indoors

Aloe Vera plants, Aloe barbadensis, are perennial plants in the Lily family that are known for their healing and soothing properties. The thick, succulent leaves are pale grayish-green with lighter spots and points along the edges. The center of each leaf is filled with a viscous gel. The plants are vase-shaped, and spread by shallow roots.There are around 450 species ranging in size from a few inches to a few feet. Aloe Vera is closely related to Aloe ferox and Aloe brevifolia …

Growing marijuana plants indoors

Growing marijuana plants indoors

Choosing a variety is of major importance. Yields and quality of plants grown under artificial lights mostly depend on: 1. the seed variety, 2. whether the plants are grown from seeds or clones, 3. after how many days of growing the plants are put into flowering, and 4. the optimization of the climatic conditions of the grow-room. Apart from true breeding varieties, our seed collection consists of different F-1 hybrids. Crossing two true breeding strains (hybridizing) gives …

Top indoor plants NASA

Top indoor plants NASA

Plants are a great decoration for the house. They help provide a great natural atmosphere within the comfort of your home. Research from NASA shows that there are indoor plants that can help filter and detoxify the air in your household. If these plants are good enough to clean the air in NASA space facilities, they can certainly detoxify the air in your home. Here are the top eight air detoxifying houseplants: 1. Areca palm: It removes harmful indoor chemical toxins from the …

Indoor plants safe for chameleons

Indoor plants safe for chameleons

The following is a brief summary of general chameleon care, husbandry, and medicine. It is not all conclusive, but does provide a framework of necessary information for the chameleon owner. As with any pet, proper husbandry and veterinary care are the most important factors in a long, healthy life. It isn’t hard to see why so many people fall in love with chameleons, and desire to keep them as pets. They are interesting, colorful animals that are unlike so many other animals …

Indoor potted plants arrangements

Indoor potted plants arrangements

As I’ve men­tioned a num­ber of times before, I am NOT a house­plant per­son. How­ever, I do enjoy hav­ing liv­ing plants in my inte­rior envi­ron­ment. What’s the dif­fer­ence? A ‘house­plant’ is intended to live year in and year out inside your home, grow­ing larger and leg­gier every sea­son until you finally divide it to mul­ti­ple con­tain­ers and have even more to take care of. The longer a plant lives in your home in this man­ner, the MORE guilt you feel if it dies or out­lives …

What are Indoor plants?

What are Indoor plants?

The second week of January is prime time for indoor gardening. If you’ve watched houseplants wither and die, your problem is that you aren’t growing the right house plants. Every home and every office can host a living plant no matter how cold, warm, dark or otherwise inhospitable the space may seem. Nature finds a way to support life. Here are three indoor plants that will thrive in low light, dry air and forgive you when you forget to water. Cast Iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) …

Indoor Plants With Red Flowers

Indoor Plants With Red Flowers

Earlier this month I shared my Main Garden Plan for 2014. If you’re interested in seeing what I’m growing in our 1, 152 square feet of raised beds, click here. In that post I mentioned that I had not yet created a plan for the Fenceline Garden, a 100-foot x 2.5-foot raised bed along the perimeter of our fenced backyard. For the last two years I used this space to grow vegetables for our CSA. This garden is divided visually by the ten 10’ sections of fence behind it. I typically …