Page two of guzman's greenhouse houseplant care photo and description.
Money Tree Plant Too much water is number one reason this plant dies. It like lots of indirect sunlight. Click here for further information:
Peperomia - Bright filtered light let top soil surface dry out a bit before watering. Not enough light will make it leggy. They also like high humidity. About 1,000 species this one is the most common.
Rubber Plant - (Ficus elastica) - Likes low indirect sunlight. Leaves are thick and rubbery kind of like ummm...Rubber! Easy care good looking indoor plant. It does like regular watering every day during the hot summer months.
More photos and information about the Ficus Plants
CardBoard Palm Plant - (Zamiaceae family) - Thick leaved plant used indoors in the southwest. No blooms used mainly for it's foliage. There is a level of toxicity to this plant not a good choice if you have indoor pets.
Grows to about 3ft tall and likes regular watering but do not over water.
Orchids - Humidifiy using pebble trays or misting regulary as needed. Use special orchid pots & orchid bark for root aeration. Do NOT cut flowers of stems
on the Phaleanopsis variety. More Orchid care tips. Always use a good Orchid Food to fertilize orchids.
Indoor Cactus - There are thousands of indoor cactus. Most need very little care they only need to be watered about 1-2 times per month. Do not fertilize or put in direct sunlight.
If you live in an area where you never get freezing temperature you can leave them outdoors.
Aspargus Fern- (Asparagus densiflorus) This plant is an indoor plant in the southwest it likes moderate watering 2-3 times per week summer less during winter. Can used as a filler plant or by itself. It does well in hanging baskets and window boxes. It
likes to be fertilze regularly once a week is best. It can also tolerate low light.
Varigaeted ficus- The varigaeted ficus like more direct sunlight than some of the other houseplants. What it doesn't like are freezing temperatures. Fertilize at least once per month and let it dry out before watering again typically once or twice per week during the summer season.
Zebra Plant- (Aphelandra Squarrosa 'Louisae') Very attractive houseplant with zebra like white lines across the leaves. It is from the acanthus family. Very pointy wax like leaves likes indirect sunlight small yellow blooms. This plant does not like to be dry, so keep moist.
Lucky bamboo- (Dracaena sanderiana) This plant likes good bottled water...no tap water. indirect sunlight little or no fertilizer. Comes from the Dracena family.
More photos and information about the Lucky Bamboo.
Bird Nest Plant- (Asplenium nidus) This plant likes lots of humidity. Indirect sunlight Also called the Bird Nest Fern. Very large waxy looking fronds.
More photos and information about the Birds Nest Plant.
Japanese Aralia Plant- (Fatasia Japonica) These plants have large fan-shaped leaves they add a bold tropical look indoors our outdoors...More photos and information about the Japanese Aralia.
Clean your houseplants reguarly, remove dead or dying leaves. If your plant is over-infested with insects trash it. Make sure to wrap it in plastic and dump inside your garbage bin.
Most houseplants love indirect sunlight, not direct sunlight. Many houseplants will do great underneath a skylight or a window that does NOT have direct sunlight.
Fertilize! Yes do this at least once per month during spring, summer and fall. We recommend
House Plant Fertilizers
Miracle-Gro All Purpose Plant Food It's what we use on our nursery houseplants.
Color Your World Nurseries will usually carry these type of houseplants. Be sure to ask for them at your local retail/wholesale nursery.
Coming very soon more houseplant care tips and photos of Ficus Benjamina, Ficus repens, Ivy, Ferns, Hoya and a whole lot more houseplant information.
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