You like plants, but you have little time to take care of them properly? Would you like to have more natural plants to take care of in your home?
One of the questions I have received most both by email and by my Facebook fan page is that plants are more natural to take care of at home. Many people want to have their little Planta to decorate their home or office, but the time does not give them to lavish the proper care.
There are a variety of plants that you can have without having much trouble keeping them pretty. Watch out; I’m saying easier to take care of, not abandon them to their fate! If you don’t have at least 10 minutes, if it’s a single or half-hour, if it’s several, you better not have any.
- Chula or vinca
Chula or Vinca
It reproduces massively because the pod explodes and spreads the seeds everywhere. The wind is your best friend to cover it. There are about five species.
- Light: the direct sun.
- Soil or substrate: peat mixed with river sand and mulch.
- Irrigation: abundant every eight days in any climate. Supports very well the drought.
- Fertilizer: No fertilizer when it is to free growth. When it’s in a pot, pay it every three months.
- Cleanliness: you must remain free of weeds for proper development.
- Propagation: by seed.
- Horse face
This plant is trendy in the homes for its smooth handling and the showiness of its leaves.
- Light: Abundant. Avoid direct sun. Does not support shady places.
- Soil or substrate: a mixture of black dirt, sand, and compost.
- Irrigation: abundant, if in the pot until the water comes out of the drain and only when the substrate is completely dry. If it is in a garden in full shade, water it every eight days.
- Fertilizer: use organic fertilizer every four months.
- Cleaning: remove weeds to avoid pests.
- Propagation: by division or by offspring born at the base.
Known as Trinitaria, Laurel de flor, Rosa laurel, and Baladure. Classified among the most toxic plants in existence. All its parts are poisonous. If swallowed, it causes death within minutes.
Even if you plant it or use its parts to make barbecues, the smoke intoxicates you. You can have it in high places, away from pets and children. To manipulate wearing gloves.
- Light: the direct sun. Withstands drought and wind.
- Soil or substrate: sandy soils. Resistant saline and alkaline soils.
- Watering: abundant every fortnight when growing. She doesn’t need watering when she’s an adult. It doesn’t fit inside.
- Fertilizer: with organic fertilizer for flower plants.
- Cleanliness: remove dry branches, dry stumps (leftover sticks), and weak rebounds.
- Propagation: by Stakes and seed.
Lottery or Amoena (Dieffenbachia)
There is a great variety, and they are ubiquitous in homes. They are also known as dollar, amoena, or lottery. They are classified as toxic or poisonous plants. (Read: 12 plants you didn’t think you could kill yourself)
- Light: they occur ideally in semi-dark places, as well as in areas with perfect light and no direct sun.
- Soil or substrate requires black or lean soil (ordinary soil prepared with hummus).
- Irrigation: requires little in any climate. The important thing is to keep it moist.
- Fertilizer: at least once a month in any weather supplied in irrigation.
- Cleaning: remove dry leaves and weeds from around. For your safety, wear gloves.
- Propagation: by cutting or by division.
It is prevalent for its easy cultivation and the beauty of its leaves. Among them is the marginal, masa Giana, Chinese bamboo and sanderiana.
- Light: requires a lot of direct light and adapts very well to semi-shadow.
- Soil or substrate: must be turbulent because it requires excellent drainage.
- Irrigation: the substrate must remain wet. It’s only watered when it’s dry.
- Fertilizer: use potassium-and nitrogen-rich fertilizer (compost).
- Cleaning: remove dry leaves and weeds from around.
- Spread: by cutting.
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Ideal for people who have little time for maintenance. They’re very popular in the offices.
It is one of the most natural plants to care for that exists. However, he may die if he is not provided with essential maintenance.
- Light: abundant light inside. Direct sun outdoors.
- Soil or substrate: a mixture of sand, clay soil, and humus.
- Watering: avoid wetting the plant. Abundant irrigation. Water only when the substrate is completely dry.
- Fertilizer: it is not very indispensable, but if you do, it promotes the growth of the plant.
- Cleaning: in Pot, you do not need. If it’s growing free, control the weeds.
- Propagation: by seed or cuttings, preferably.
- Palm areca
It is a tropical climate plant that adapts very well both inside and outside. It is classified among the top ten plants that remove toxic elements from the air.
- Light: if you have it inside your home, place it where it receives perfect light. Outdoors, direct sunlight.
- Soil or substrate: a compound substrate with good drainage. It is prepared with garden Earth and sand.
- Irrigation: abundant once a week in any climate.
- Compost organic.
- Cleaning: remove sprouting pot and dry leaves or have completed their cycle.
- Propagation: by seed or by a child born at the base.
- Bad mother
The very decorative indoor plant known as ribbon, spider and love bow. It is very resistant and does not require much care. It is also classified as one of the ten most purifying plants in the air.
- Light: it needs a lot of light but not direct.
- Soil or substrate requires black or lean land and humus.
- Watering: little watering every week. In tropical climates, every substrate looks dry.
- Compost: every fortnight in spring and summer. In tropical climates every six months.
- Cleaning: remove herbs, dry leaves, remove offspring so that the plant does not weaken.
- Propagation: by seedlings that form after flowering.