This section is dedicated to the various indoor, decorative, ornamental, curious plants, etc. We have dedicated a section to orchids, splendid flowers that symbolize elegance and refinement. Inside you will also find interesting information on the always curious carnivorous plants very greedy for insects. Finally we will talk about the ficus, a plant that, thanks to the beauty of its leaves, we often find in homes but also in professional offices and hospitals as an ornament.
In the apartment you can grow lots of plants as long as you take into account the limiting factors that can greatly influence the growth of plants in an indoor environment. Light, water and temperatures are the factors to be taken into consideration if you want to grow in the apartment ... go to the apartment plants section
Orchids are special plants both for their characteristics and for the unique beauty of their flowers. Ideal to give as a gift before a dinner or to a loved one, they need some tricks to be grown correctly ... go to the orchids section
Carnivorous plants have always aroused fascination and disbelief for their particular shapes and unique characteristics. To cultivate them successfully, some important precautions must be taken, especially as regards the soil and watering ... go to the carnivorous plants section
The ficus or benjamin is a typical houseplant, one of those ubiquitous plants in offices and homes due to its extraordinary ornamental value. The leaves of the ficus are beautiful and in order to successfully cultivate the plant, special precautions and special attention are required as ... go to the Ficus section
Dried flowers are ideal for decorating your home and interior. They do not need care and attention and lend themselves well to elegant compositions of all kinds. Discover them with our insights and our advice ... go to the section Dried flowers
Are you looking for fake plants and don't know which ones to choose? Trust our advice and discover all the types of fake plants that can be used to decorate the home, office and areas where conditions would not allow a plant to live ... go to the Fake plants section
Within the individual cards on houseplants, you will find, for each climatic zone, advice on ideal exposure, watering, fertilization and treatments in general.
We have created a video channel on gardening where every month we will publish numerous videos on plants and their care.
If you are interested in indoor plants, check out our video guides on houseplants and their cultivation.
Generally with the term houseplants all those plants that survive well within a domestic environment and therefore with particular living conditions are grouped. Temperatures in an apartment, for example, usually fluctuate between 15 and 25 ° C and even in winter they never drop below 15 degrees. This allows you to grow exotic species or plants that in winter need high temperatures to survive. Another factor to consider when growing indoor plants is undoubtedly light. In fact, in the apartment the light is always reduced as the only source of light comes from the windows and this is one of the most limiting factors for cultivation in the apartment. For this reason, undergrowth plants or in any case plants that do not have too many needs in terms of light, such as exotic plants that live under the highest species, are successfully grown in the apartment.
Among the indoor plants there are many species appreciated and widespread in many homes such as the ficus, the gardenia, the achmea fasciata and the potos but by browsing our cards you will find an incredible variety of species that can be grown without problems in the apartment.
The orchid, for example, is the most elegant and classic flowering plant that nature offers us. Caring for this gorgeous plant is quite difficult. If you don't have a south-facing house, you'd better not buy it. It must be watered little and often. If the soil is dry, it means that it is time to spray water with a diffuser around the pot. To make it grow healthy and luxuriant it is recommended to regularly clean the leaves from dust. For a harmonious and brilliant growth it is possible to rely on garden products and supplements specific for this plant.
The species we offer, in fact, do not require special care and in addition to beautifying your apartment, they will allow you to enjoy cleaner air. In fact, apartment plants, in addition to giving an elegant touch, purify the air, so they are particularly recommended for those apartments that are located near particularly busy roads.
Without exceeding, however, otherwise too much humidity will be created. Let's see the nine species we have collected, with related images to grow healthy and lush at home.
Another chlorophytum inside an original vase made with a coconut
In the first and second images you can admire the splendid specimens of spathiphyllum, a plant that comes from the humid tropical forests of Asia and America. It is a beautiful plant to look at, easy to maintain, the important thing is to wet it often and not expose it to direct sunlight.
Apartment plants: here is a nice composition made with succulents
It has decorative white flowers, which make it particularly interesting for decor. The third and fourth images are dedicated to a very widespread species: chlorophytum, another undemanding species, native to South Africa.
Indoor plants: a touch of fuchsia with mammilaria
It grows without problems both in a cool and dark place and in a bright and warm room. Keep it away from cats - they love to chew their leaves! And here we are at the money plant, an undoubtedly auspicious name!
Indoor plants: the money tree is also perfect for those without a green thumb
It is a perennial plant, native to South Africa. It can reach up to 2.80 meters in height and is characterized by small white or pink flowers that sprout in the cold months. It must be watered in moderation and in winter you can even avoid getting it wet.
A splendid composition of indoor plants starring aloe vera
And here we are at the plant of a thousand virtues. Yes, we are talking about aloe vera, one of the most common succulents. Aloe finds its ideal habitat both in bright rooms and with moderate humidity. In winter, the temperature must not drop below 10-12 ° C, while irrigation must be done once a month.
Aloe vera: the plant with a thousand virtues
The dracena, of which you can see a splendid specimen below, is one of the most beautiful and elegant indoor plants thanks to its thin leaves, of different shades. It needs a good dose of water in the summer months, while in winter watering should be carried out infrequently, it is sufficient to humidify it with a spray from time to time.
A lush potted dragon tree: another perfect plant to keep at home
In the image below we offer you a splendid specimen of schefflera, it is a plant that needs to be placed in a room with a moderate level of humidity with temperatures not exceeding 20 ° c.
The schefflera, a beautiful and easy to care plant perfect for embellishing our apartment
We close our short roundup of proposals for indoor plants with the asparagus plant. It is a perennial species that grows well indoors without the need for special care.
The asparagus plant: an interesting idea for decorating the house with a plant that does not require special care
It is a plant that loves humidity so it should be watered regularly. If you love succulents, know that they are welcome inside the home. Here we propose the mammilaria, a species that stands out for its bright fuchsia flowers. Plants bring a breath of fresh air and an extra touch of elegance to every home. A few simple tricks are enough to make them grow healthy and luxuriant.
Typical of a winter garden are some highly decorative species. For example, theholly and the hawthorn. Holly - one of the most popular Christmas symbols - is an evergreen shrub that can reach ten meters in height. It is characterized by shiny and green leaves, rich in quills, but also by the typical red berries. The flowers consist of four petals that appear at the end of the summer season. The hawthorn, on the other hand, is a very widespread and rich in ramifications shrub that also grows up to three or five meters in height. It has an erect posture and is characterized by very shiny green leaves, small flowers and above all for the edible red berries.
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For the choice of the ideal plant it is necessary to start from our home, exposure and climate, obviously also the size of the plant to be considered, since some grow very tall.
In this section we will try to analyze different species of indoor plants, characteristics, origins and curiosities, to give you a hand in the spelta of yours indoor plant ideal for your home.
The best plants are those that are easy to care for, beautiful green and lush, and that require minimal effort to maintain. Let's see together which are the best houseplants to recreate your home oasis!
Unmissable in the home is undoubtedly the pothos, an indoor plant with mottled green leaves. There are 40 species of pothos: all resist drought, need light (as long as it is not direct) and require a little fertilizer in the spring season. The potus tolerates both the heat of summer and the colder temperatures of winter well. For a scenographic effect, place the plant in a vase hanging from the ceiling or above a tall cabinet, and create a green waterfall wherever you prefer: from the furniture in the living area, to the bookcase to the furniture in the bathroom.
Sansevieria is a houseplant well known for its elongated and shiny leaves: it is almost a design object for the living area. It does not need a lot of light, on the contrary it tolerates shaded environments well and needs little water. Not growing very much you can place it in small spaces. It is ideal in the bedroom to purify the air and improve the quality of sleep.
Known for its beneficial properties and its uses in various circumstances, aloe vera is an excellent houseplant. Likes sunny locations but not direct light.
The ficus is certainly one of the best known indoor plants. Who has never had a ficus at home or has never given one for some occasion? There are as many as 800 species, it is an evergreen plant that does not produce flowers or fruits and is an excellent source of absorption of pollution in the home. The most common ficus is certainly the benjamin which has a thick crown of bright oval green leaves.
The ficus needs a well-drained soil enriched with compost: water it more regularly in summer and less in winter, avoiding stagnation of water.
Known for its very long tapered leaves, aspidistra is an incredibly hardy plant (have you ever read George Orwell's "Will Aspidistra Bloom?" It is ideal for environments with little light, it resists well even at low temperatures and is able to adapt without problems to dry environments. Pay attention to its placement in space, as it can grow up to 70cm.
For those with a "black thumb" instead of green, succulent plants and cacti may prove to be the most appropriate choice. If you have any at home you will have noticed that very often you can forget to take care of them, but they continue to grow without the slightest maintenance.
The advice is that at the end of April the plants must be placed on the balcony or terrace.
For the first fifteen days, place them in shaded areas, and possibly sheltered from the wind.
Progressively, expose them to sunlight according to their type.
They will have to receive the necessary care so that they can grow well, without receiving the attack of parasites.
It is necessary to water them regularly, especially with plenty of water, when temperatures are high.
In summer, the plants should not be fertilized, because the roots could be burned.