Nematantus


The plant nematanthus (Nematanthus) is a representative of the Gesneriev family. This South American genus includes about 35 species, the bulk of which are epiphytes: shrubs, dwarf shrubs, or lianas. Not so long ago, this genus was combined with another representative of the same family - hypocyrtus, therefore, the same plants can be found under both names.

"Nematanthus" can be translated as "flower on a string", it is associated with the thin threadlike pedicels of some members of the genus. Their flowers have a bright red-yellow palette or pink color and fused petals, because of which the corolla may acquire the shape of an ajar pocket or more resemble a berry rather than a flower. Due to the fact that in some species the flowers have a characteristic convex shape, the plants are popularly known as "goldfish".

Description of nematanthus

Nematanthus bushes have medium-sized glossy (less often pubescent) foliage of a succulent type with a dense shell. On the outside, the leaves are green, and their seamy side often has a reddish or purple tint. The inflorescences are found in the leaf axils. Accreted sepals, like flowers, can also have a bright color. Against the background of dark foliage, nematanthus flowers look fun and elegant.

Nematanthus / Goldfish (Nematanthus)

Brief rules for growing nematanthus

The table shows brief rules for caring for nematanthus at home.

Lighting levelA bright, but diffused light is needed for 12-14 hours a day. The plant will feel best on the east or west windows.
Content temperatureThe optimum temperature is 19-24 degrees. In winter, the flower goes to rest, so it should be moved to a cooler (about 14-16 degrees) place.
Watering modeFrom spring to autumn, when the plant is most actively developing the aboveground part, it is required to water as the top layer of the soil dries out.
Air humidityNematanthus prefers an average humidity level of about 50-60%.
The soilFor growing nematanthus, light and loose soil is suitable, which is good for air and moisture. Its reaction can be slightly acidic or neutral.
Top dressingDuring the entire period of growth, the plant is fed every two weeks, using complex mineral compositions.
TransferThe transplant is carried out in the spring, but only if necessary, every 2-3 years.
PruningPruning is carried out immediately after flowering, shortening the shoots of younger plants by a third, and older ones by half.
BloomAt home, bright nematanthus flowers appear from spring to mid-autumn.
Dormant periodThe rest period begins with the arrival of a significant reduction in daylight hours, usually in winter.
ReproductionSeeds, cuttings.
PestsAphids, thrips and spider mites.
DiseasesPowdery mildew, gray mold, other diseases due to improper care.

Caring for nematanthus at home

Lighting

For full development, nematanthus needs bright, but diffused light for 12 to 14 hours a day. Best of all, such a flower will feel on the east or west windows. On the north side, the lighting will be insufficient in winter. Such conditions can adversely affect the abundance of flowering, so the lack of illumination will have to be compensated for with phytolamps. It is easier to do this with small specimens, but large nematanthus under the lamp may no longer fit. On the south side, the plants will have to be shaded from the sultry midday rays. Otherwise, burns will remain on the foliage of the nematanthus.

Temperature

The entire period of development of the nematanthus should be carried out in a warm room. The optimum temperature for it is 19-24 degrees. In winter, the flower retires, so it should be moved to a cooler (about 14-16 degrees) corner. The plant tolerates short periods of a more significant decrease in temperature, but if it keeps less than 13 degrees in a room with it for a long time, the appearance of the bush may suffer. At 7 degrees or less, he will shed foliage. They do not like plants and extreme heat - at 27 degrees and above, their foliage can begin to dry out. Such conditions should be compensated for by increased humidity. At the same time, daily fluctuations in day and night temperatures by 5 or even 10 degrees will only contribute to the development of the bush.

Warm wintering of nematanthus can have a bad effect on its flowering in the next season. It will be weaker or flowers will not appear at all. To form buds, the bush must rest in the cool for at least 2 months.

Watering

From spring to autumn, when the nematanthus most actively develops the aboveground part, it needs to be watered as the top layer of the soil dries out. Large-leaved species of nematanthus require more moisture, therefore, for each species, you should select your own irrigation schedule, focusing both on the size of the bush and on the composition of the soil. When the dormant period begins for the flower, the number of waterings, as well as their intensity, should be reduced. It is especially important to observe this rule if the nematanthus is kept cool.

For watering nematanthus, use soft and well-settled water at room temperature. It is not worth overdrying the soil in a pot. From a lack of moisture, the bushes will begin to shed small foliage or twist larger ones. If the soil lump is still dry, you need to put the pot in a container filled with water. As soon as the substrate has absorbed enough moisture, the flower is removed from the water. Until the plant bounces back, you can put a bag on it to create greenhouse conditions.

The voids formed between the pot and the soil lump are filled with fresh substrate.

Humidity level

Nematanthus prefers an average humidity level of about 50-60%. But the higher the temperature in the room, the higher the humidity should become. It is especially important to follow this rule in the heat (from 27 degrees and above).

In spring and summer, nematanthus foliage can be moistened with a spray bottle. For this, as well as for irrigation, only soft water is used. When the nematanthus hibernates in a cool place, it cannot be sprayed, but if the air in the room becomes excessively dry, other methods of increasing the humidity should be used. So a pot of nematanthus can be put on a tray filled with damp pebbles.

The soil

The soil for planting nematanthus should be sufficiently light and loose, and also allow air and moisture to pass through well. Its reaction can be slightly acidic or neutral. To create a suitable substrate, you can use a double piece of leafy soil, as well as peat, sand and humus. If the nematanthus will be planted in a ready-made mixture, finely chopped sphagnum and crushed charcoal should be added there.

Top dressing

During the entire growth period, the nematanthus is fed every two weeks, using complex mineral compositions, including potassium and phosphorus. Starting in autumn, the number of dressings is gradually reduced, and from mid-October to the end of the winter period, they are not applied at all. Excessive amounts of nutrients can lead to fading of the color of the leaves and flowers of the plant.

Transfer

The nematanthus is transplanted in the spring, but only if necessary, every 2-3 years. For this, the time is chosen when they are just beginning to form fresh shoots. The roots of the nematanthus are not large. The new container for the plant should only slightly (1-2 cm) exceed the old one in size. In a pot that is too voluminous, the bush will begin to grow the root system and will not bloom for some time. The bushes are transplanted into a new container along with a soil clod. It is not worth compacting the soil in the pot. A drainage layer is laid on the bottom of the selected pot to ensure the removal of excess moisture.

Pruning

Pruning of nematanthus is carried out immediately after flowering, shortening the shoots of younger plants by a third, and older ones by half. If the plant is left in a warm room in winter, during this period its shoots can stretch out even after pruning. In this case, in the spring they are pruned again, trying to shorten the branches that are too long.

Old nematanthus can be updated by cutting cuttings from it. For this, the strongest and strongest branches are chosen. This will allow one bush that has lost its appearance to turn into several younger and more accurate ones.

Bloom

In nature, the plant blooms in summer, but at home, bright nematanthus flowers appear from spring to mid-autumn. Sometimes, provided there is sufficient light, flowering can begin even in winter. A feature of nematanthus is that the bulk of its flowers appear on fresh growth. Because of this, for full flowering in each season, the bushes should be cut off. This contributes not only to the splendor of flowering, but also to the rejuvenation of the plantings.

Dormant period

The dormant period in nematanthus begins with the arrival of a significant reduction in daylight hours, usually in winter. During these months, the houseplant needs moderate moisture and maintenance in a bright but cool room.

Nematanthus breeding methods

Growing from seeds

Nematanthus can reproduce by seed both in nature and at home. Ripe boxes with tiny seeds, which form in place of flowers, are removed and their contents are shaken out onto a sheet of paper. A container with loose soil is prepared for sowing. It should be leveled and then moistened. They try to distribute the seeds evenly over the surface of the soil, gradually shaking them off the paper sheet. It is not necessary to sprinkle the crops, but the container itself must be covered with glass or film. Watering is carried out through a pallet so as not to disrupt the arrangement of seeds on the soil. With the emergence of seedlings, the film is removed.

When the seedlings grow up a little, they dive, planting several pieces per pot. This will produce a larger, more lush bush. Flowering will begin one year after sowing.

Cuttings

# Grow the nematanthus Nematanthus. Soleirolia

For propagation of nematanthus, cuttings can also be used. Cuttings are taken from the tops or other part of the stems. You can cut them all year round. It is believed that mature shoots take root better than young ones. The length of the segments should be about 7-10 cm, they may contain about 4-8 internodes. The lower third of the cuttings obtained are cleaned of leaves, and then they are planted in light loose soil or sphagnum. They should be placed so that the node itself is immersed in the soil - it is from it that the stalk will be able to develop aerial roots, which will turn into ordinary ones. It takes 2-3 weeks for rooting. To speed up the process, the seedlings are placed in greenhouse conditions.

The nematanthus, from which the planting material was taken, is left in partial shade for some time after pruning. When the cuttings take root, they, like seedlings, are planted in 4-6 pieces in one container. Soon after transplanting, they will start to grow and develop into full-fledged bushes.

Pests and diseases

The main problems with growing nematanthus begin due to mistakes in caring for a flower and non-observance of the conditions necessary for it.

  • Flying around the foliage in the autumn-winter period indicates an insufficiently high temperature in the room.
  • Brown specks on foliage are the result of using ice water for irrigation. It shouldn't be cooler than 20 degrees. Such spots can also form due to irregular watering or frequent waterlogging of the soil.
  • The bush does not bloom - lack of lighting, very cold or dry air in the room, lack of nutrients, improper pruning (or its long absence).
  • Flowers turn brown and fall off if moisture drops on them. During the flowering period, the bush should be sprayed especially carefully. Falling buds can also be caused by overflow or cold in the room.
  • Drying of the roots - most often occurs in the summer due to insufficiently frequent or abundant watering. Strong drying of the soil should not be allowed.
  • The upper part of the leaf blades turns yellow and dries out due to excessively dry air or heat.
  • The pallor of the leaves is an excess of nutrients, dry air or too bright light.

Constantly wet soil, which does not have time to dry out, can lead to the development of gray rot. Watering in this case must be reduced. If the flower is affected by powdery mildew, the bush should be treated with a fungicide.

Aphids, thrips and spider mites are considered pests of the flower. Pests must be dealt with with the help of special means.

Types of nematanthus with photos and names

Riverine nematanthus (Nematanthus fluminensis)

The species is made up of plants with climbing stems. Nematanthus fluminensis has elliptical foliage located opposite to the shoots. The length of the satin leaf plates reaches 5-10 cm. They are green in color, and from the inside out - a purple hue. In the leaf sinuses, flowers about 5 cm in size, pubescent in the tube area, are formed, which have a lemon color with reddish specks.

Nematanthus fritschii

In nature, the size of the bushes of this species reaches 60 cm. Nematanthus fritschii has green foliage with a reddish underside. The length of the plates is about 7.5 cm. The stems and the seamy side of the leaves are pubescent. The curved flowers are bright pink, and their funnel reaches 5 cm in diameter.

Nematanthus longipes

Epiphyte with climbing shoots. Nematanthus longipes has elliptical foliage up to 4 cm wide and up to 10 cm long. It is opposite and is colored light green. During the flowering period, pedicels up to 10 cm long appear in the axils of the bush. Single funnel-shaped flowers of red with an orange tint open on them. Near the base, the rim is slightly swollen. Each cup contains 5 narrow, notched lobes.

Nematanthus wettsteinii

This species is usually grown as ampelous. Nematanthus wettsteinii has thin branchy shoots up to 90 cm long. Small oval foliage is colored dark green and covered with a waxy coating. Flowers reach 2.5 cm in length. Their coloration includes tones of red, yellow and orange, blending into each other. Flowering is distinguished by its abundance and duration.


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Spurge beautiful, or spurge Mil

This relative of milkweed is capable of indifferently enduring the negligence of the owner who has forgotten to water it, if only you put the pot in the bright sun. The thick twisted gray-brown stem has several branches, the flower petals are scaly.

Why they love him: You do not need to care for it, you can not water it for a long time, and at the same time, Mil's euphorbia flowers will stay on the plant for weeks.

Latin name: Euphorbia milii

Conditions: From bright to very bright light 18-24 ° C, the soil should be moderately dry

Dimensions: Height and width - up to 1 m

Note: This plant is poisonous and its milk-like sap can cause disease or skin reactions in children and pets if it occurs to them to chew milkweed leaves. In addition, the plant has thorns.

Gloxinia

Gloxinia usually blooms in late winter, or early spring.The flowers are bell-shaped or gramophone-shaped, up to 7 cm in diameter, the colors are usually spectacular and bright, often with white blotches and a border. A close relative of the African or Usambara violet, Gloxinia prefers warmth and abundant watering. Avoid getting water on the leaves, otherwise stains may form on the leaves. After the gloxinia flowers fall off, stop watering: the plant needs a dormant period. The leaves and stem of the gloxinia will dry out and the plant will sleep, when growth resumes, resume watering.

Why they love her: Huge luxurious flowers.

Latin name: Sinningia speciosa

Conditions: From medium to bright light 18-27 ºС, 13-24 ºС at rest, uniform soil moisture should be maintained, except for the period when the plant is in a state of sleep

Dimensions: Height - up to 46 cm, width - up to 60 cm

Nematantus

This relative of the African violet blooms mainly in summer, but if given enough light, the nematanthus will bloom all year round. Some varieties produce long stalks and flowers hang from them like little goldfish. The arched shape of the stems and the hanging flowers of the nematanthus give one hundred points in favor of it as a hanging planter plant.

Why they love him: How can you not love a plant with such funny flowers ?! It is also a wonderful plant if you want to develop a love for botany in your children.

Latin name: Nematanthus spp.

Conditions: From medium illumination to bright light 18-27 ºС, 10-13 ºС in winter, the soil should be moderately dry

Dimensions: Height - up to 60 cm, width - up to 1 m

Aeschinantus rooting (trichosporum)

This relative of the African violet is a wonderful plant for hanging planters. Aeschinanthus lets out beautiful flexible lashes and blooms with bright graceful flowers (at the tips of the branches). The main flowering season of Aeschinanthus is autumn, but the plant can bloom spontaneously at any time of the year. From the dark purple tubules, bright scarlet flowers unfold, the nectar of which hummingbirds feed on in the homeland of Aeschinanthus.

Why they love him: Eschinanthus is a plant that does not require any special care, moreover, it blooms easily with bright, spectacular flowers.

Latin name: Aeschynanthus radicans

Conditions: Average illumination 16-27 ºС Maintain uniform soil moisture

Dimensions: Height - up to 50 cm, width - up to 90 cm

Justice Brandezhi

Justicia Brandezhi is a fast-growing plant, the size and shape of which you can control only with frequent pruning. Justice Brandezhi blooms well and, moreover, all year long. Flowers of other species are yellow and light green, flowering lasts a long time.

Why they love her: Justicia Brandeji has some of the most unusual flowers that can be found in indoor plants. Your guests will definitely notice it.

Latin name: Justicia brandegeeana

Conditions: From bright to very bright light 16-24 ° C, maintain uniform soil moisture

Dimensions: Height - up to 1 m, width - up to 60 cm

Ixora

Ixora inflorescences are bright red, orange and yellow. Young Ixora leaves are at first bronze in color, then turn shiny green. Give the ixora plenty of light, heat, and moisture, but let the topsoil dry between waterings. To prevent the ixora from stretching disproportionately, trim it regularly.

Why they love her: The bright and large ixora inflorescences, which are orange, pink, red and yellow, are an excellent remedy for seasonal depression, which many, alas, suffer from.

Latin name: Ixora coccinea

Conditions: Bright light 18-27 ºС soil should be moderately dry

Dimensions: Height - up to 1.5 m, width - up to 1.2 m

Geranium

Geranium, of course, does not need a special introduction, many of its varieties have long been permanent residents of our windowsills. Royal geraniums and Martha Washington geraniums have the largest and most spectacular flowers and love coolness.

Why they love her: Geranium is so easy to grow that you are almost guaranteed success.

Latin name: Pelargonium spp.

Conditions: From bright to very bright light 16-24 ° C, the soil should be moderately dry

Dimensions: Height and width - up to 1 m

Begonia

The name "Begonia with Angel Wings" (English name) unites several types of begonias. All of them, including Begonia coccinea (see photo) are upright growing, and sometimes begonias can grow up to 1.8 m in height. If you pluck the top of begonias, it will develop into a lush bush, the diameter of which can reach 0.6 - 1 m. In addition to beautiful foliage, begonia blooms easily and will delight you with tassels of white, red, or pink flowers.

Why they love her: Begonia has beautiful foliage that makes the plant attractive when the begonia is not in bloom.

Latin name: Begonia coccinea

Conditions: Medium to bright light 18-24 ° C Maintain uniform soil moisture

Dimensions: Height - up to 1.8 m, width - up to 1 m

Note: Be aware that if a child or pet eats or chews on the stem or roots of the begonia, it can cause painful irritation to the mouth, lips, or throat.

Begonia Rieger

Begonia Rieger is one of the begonias that bloom in winter. It is a tuberous plant. The flowers of this begonia form clusters, they look like camellia and come in warm colors - yellow, red and orange. Begonia Rieger looks great on the table and as a plant for hanging planters.

Why they love her: It is easy to take care of this begonia plant, and its flowers look like rose flowers.

Latin name: Begonia x hiemalis

Conditions: Medium to bright light 18-24 ° C Maintain uniform soil moisture

Dimensions: Height and width - up to 46 cm

Note: Be aware that if a child or pet eats or chews on the stem or roots of the begonia, it can cause painful irritation to the mouth, lips, or throat.

Wax begonia

This begonia is often used in flower gardens, but if you plant it in a pot, it will delight you with flowering regardless of the season all year round. To do this, she needs good lighting and heavy air movement. Propagating such a begonia is also easy: put a twig in water, or immediately place it in a pot. Wax begonia will take root quickly and will soon become a plant in its own right.

Prompt: Good air circulation for this begonia is very important, otherwise it can be attacked by a fungal disease.

Why they love her: It is not necessary to force begonia to bloom: it is always glad itself, begonia leaves are also always elegant due to the presence of a wax layer, inflorescences are red, white and pink.

Latin name: Begonia semperflorens

Conditions: Bright light 18-24 ºС maintain uniform soil moisture

Dimensions: Height and width - up to 46 cm

Note: Be aware that if a child or pet eats or chews on the stem or roots of the begonia, it can cause painful irritation to the mouth, lips, or throat.

Guzmania

This member of the pineapple family has hard, green, toothed leaves that grow to form a beautiful rosette. From the center of the outlet, the guzmania releases bright bracts. Guzmania bloom can last up to six months! While the guzmania is growing, it should be warm, but when it blooms, put it in a cooler place - this will prolong the flowering period.

Why they love her: Guzmania flowers come in vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and purples. Guzmania looks tropical and exotic, it is a very charismatic plant and will be a good topic of conversation when you receive guests.

Latin name: Guzmania lingulata

Conditions: Bright light 18-27 ºС, 16-18 ºС in winter the soil should be moderately dry, water the plant in a leaf outlet.

Dimensions: Height and width - up to 1 m

Ehmeya striped

Ehmeya striped - a gray-green relative of pineapple. Its leaves have a serrated edge and form a beautiful rosette. Ehmeya produces a large cluster of long-lived pink bracts that bear short-lived purple flowers. When the bracts wither, new shoots form at the base of the mother plant. They say that according to Feng Shui, ehmeya is very useful for indecisive people.

Prompt: Water the ehmeya directly into the outlet - she loves it.

Why they love her: Ehmeya is one of the most charismatic plants that is also easy to care for.

Latin name: Aechmea fasciata

Conditions: Bright light 18-24 ° C when watering, instead of pouring water into the soil, pour into a leaf outlet

Dimensions: Height and width - up to 1 m

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Nematantus

• shrubs, dwarf shrubs, herbaceous plants and epiphytes native to the tropics of Brazil
• there are several species and hybrids in the culture

Genus Nematantus (Nematanthus) has 35 plant species of the Gesneriaceae family (Gesneriaceae). All of them are endemic to Brazil.

Previously, some species were attributed to the genus Columnaeus. (Columnea), the now abolished family of Hypocyrt (Hypocyrta) and some other genera.

The name of the genus is given for the long thin pedicel of some species, from the Greek words nema - thread and anthos - flower.

These are epiphytic and semi-epiphytic dwarf shrubs and herbaceous plants with long hanging or climbing shoots rooting at the nodes. Unlike other Gesneriaceae, the leaves of nematanthus are small - opposite, elliptical or obovate, succulent, with dense integuments, dark green above, sometimes purple below. Some species are flowering. Inflorescences are axillary. Flowers with fused petals in the form of a bag with a small hole. The color of the flowers is orange, red, pink or yellow, sometimes dark purple. The fruit is a capsule.

The similarity of the shape of the flower of some species with the goldfish gave the plants the common names "Goldfish Plant" and "Guppy Plant". The flowers are rich in nectar, which naturally attracts hummingbirds.

Some types of indoor plants are grown:

Nematanthus small-bristled (Nematanthus strigillosus), synonym Hypocyrt nude (Hypocyrta glabra).

An evergreen herb. Adult specimens have a drooping shape, they can be used as ampelous plants. Shoots are not branched, purple-red. Leaves are short petiolate, elliptical, small, up to 3 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, dark green, fleshy, shiny. Flowers are arranged in axils of leaves, 1-3 pieces, yellow-orange, swollen, 2-3 cm long. Flowering is usually observed in summer and early autumn.

Riverine nematantus (Nematanthus fluminensis).

Climbing species with rather large elliptical leaves, 5-10 cm long. The upper side of the leaves is dark green, glossy, the lower side - with a large purple spot. The flowers are located in the axils of the leaves on thin pedicels, the corolla is lemon-yellow, up to 5 cm long.

Nematantus Fritsch (Nematanthus fritschii), synonym for Hypocyrt Fritsch (Hypocyrta fritschii).

Semi-erect epiphytic plant up to 60 cm tall (in nature - up to 1.5 m), with thin, highly pubescent stems. Leaves up to 7.5 cm long, green, with a reddish underside. The flowers are bright pink, up to 5 cm.

Nematantus Vetstein (Nematanthus wettsteinii), synonym for Hypocyrt Wetstein (Hypocyrta wettsteinii).

Named after the Viennese phylogenist Richard von Wetstain (1863-1931).

Epiphytic plant, in cultivation - ampelous. It has a height of up to 30 cm, long thin branched hanging shoots up to 90 cm long. The leaves are small, oval, dark green, with a hard waxy integument. Flowers up to 2.5 cm long, swollen, orange-red, with a yellow tip. Blooms for a long time.

Nematantus gregarius (Nematanthus gregarius), synonyms: Rooting nematantus (Nematanthus radicans), Rooting hypocyrt (Hypocyrta radicans).

The specific name comes from Latin grexmeaning "to be with others", "in the crowd."

An evergreen dwarf shrub with spreading and hanging shoots, in nature it is an epiphyte. The leaves are small, oval, shiny, fleshy, dark green. It blooms with axillary inflorescences, including up to 3 bright orange flowers in the form of pouches up to 2.5 cm long.

Nematantus white (Nematanthus albus), was previously distributed under the name Nematanthus "Santa Teresa" was considered a hybrid.

An upright plant, drooping as it develops, with branched stems up to 70 cm long. Leaves 5-7 cm long, dark green above, reddish below and mottled with red veins. Has atypical, large, strongly aromatic flowers about 5 cm long, tubular, open and adapted to pollination by tropical bees. The flowers are creamy white, with slight pubescence and yellow spots in the pharynx.

Hybrids of nematanthus have been created, but they are rare in our country. For example:

  • Nematanthus 'Tropicana' - hybrid perianthomega x N. gregarius... Bushy nematanthus with dark green broad leaves up to 2.5 cm long and striking sac-shaped flowers - golden yellow, with burgundy stripes or spots. It blooms easily and very abundantly.
  • Nematanthus 'HawaiianJade' compact, profusely flowering hybrid with grayish-green foliage and bright yellow fish flowers with orange tips.


8 indoor plants that are rare even among flower growers

There are times in a person's life when you want to try something new and interesting. There are unusual plants that can be grown at home:

  1. Haworthia. The plant got its uniqueness due to transparent areas on its leaf plate. Due to this window, the sun enters, which gives exoticism to this plant. Care is very simple: moderate watering and shaded sun are enough.
  2. Rowley's godson. With its appearance, this plant has earned another name - pearl threads. The plant looks very good in a planter that floats in the air. The whimsical nature of the wild rose is small: only a little water and direct sunlight are required.
  3. Litolips. If you see this plant in nature, it is unlikely that you will be able to distinguish it from pebbles. Due to the fact that the natural habitat of litholips is a desert, their watering should be minimal (and almost zero in winter), and the sun's rays will be well received.
  4. Platiserim. The fern, which is very similar to the antlers of a deer, uses other plants for support, so you can hang it even upright. Platiserim adapts very well to the conditions of the apartment, loves humidity and hates sunlight.
  5. Monilaria. A plant that looks a lot like seaweed. The growth principle is similar to dracaena. If you want to start growing monilaria, be prepared for its finicky to temperature and sunlight. But don't worry about watering.
  6. Greenovia. This is the nickname for the green rose, which changes its appearance with the seasons. In winter, the leaves seem to bloom, and in summer they gather in a bunch. Not strict with regard to maintenance: watering two to three times a month.
  7. Spiral Albuca. The peculiarity of this plant is that during the heat, the leaves begin to curl (due to the evaporation of water). But the most pleasant bonus awaits if you take proper care of Albuca - over time, a stem will appear that will release flowers.
  8. Nematantus. Another name is the goldfish plant, which is very beautiful and too finicky. It is important that there is always a lot of watering, and the sun's rays are scattered. If you want to see flowers, you will have to carefully monitor the temperature in the room, otherwise "the fish will not come out."

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Today in Krasnoyarsk one of the largest construction exhibitions of the Siberian Federal District begins its work, dedicated to the issues of cottage and individual construction, interior and exterior decoration of premises, landscape architecture and design.

With the Netherlands still in isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Keukenhof Park will not be open to visitors on 20 March 2021.

We continue to accept applications for participation in the Moscow competition of florists MOSCOW FLORIST CUP 2021, which will be held on April 22-23 at the trading floor of the 7TSVETOV-Decor company with the support of the National Guild of Florists and the International Organization of Florists FLORINT.


Everyone knows how beautiful and colorful sunflowers are, so this is even better news for gardeners as they are not poisonous to cats. After the flowers die off, seeds remain from them. Keep a few sunflower tops dry in the shed, then plant them next year. The rest of the seeds can be left for wild birds.

Violets are suitable for growing in flower beds or hanging baskets. They will add new colors to your garden.

Now you and your cats can relax and enjoy your garden. If you want to add something else to it, think of something about water? Perhaps you are missing a fountain? Your cat will adore him.

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