GUIDE TO KNOWLEDGE AND CARE OF PLANTS
THE TEN PLANTS YOU CAN'T KILLAspidistra (Aspidistra elatior)
"You can have me prostrate or you can have me tall and luxuriant, a few centimeters or many meters ... In short, do what you want with me!"
"I'm not in a hurry to grow up so if you want me in your house, you will have to have a lot of patience, as much as I will surely have to have with you."
The dracena, also known as the log of happiness, is one of the most present species in our homes as well as for the beauty of its fronds also for its longevity and simplicity of cultivation.Some species have a woody stem with one or more tufts of leaves on the top that give it the characteristic sapling appearance ... (cultivation sheet).Crassula arborescens (C. ovata or C. portulacea)
"Too often I am underestimated but it is worth cultivating for the beauty and abundance of my chubby leaves that will add an extra note to your home."
The genre Crassula belongs to the family of Crassulaceae, a large group of succulent plants native to the arid areas of southern Africa.
"I am easy to cultivate, I adapt to the horrors to which I am often subjected, I grow luxuriant at the expense of everything ... I am practically indestructible ... I know that only my friend Aspidistra beats me by one or two points! '
The genre Sansevieria (or as it is more commonly called sanseveria) includes perennial herbaceous plants very common in our apartments both for their ease of cultivation and for their ornamental value. They belong to the family of Ruscaceae and includes numerous species of very different appearance from both the Indies and tropical Africa ... (cultivation sheet).Zamioculcas zamiifolia
"I am often little considered but if you look at me carefully, I have leaves so monstrously shiny that even the sophisticated one of a Alocasia».
In the genre Zamioculcas of the family of Araceae we find a single species, the Zamioculcas zamiifolia very common plant in pot cultivation. It is a plant that has become popular only about ten years ago and it is possible to buy it easily in nurseries thanks to the beauty of its leaves and the ease of cultivation, as it can tolerate our cultivation "horrors" without too much effort. .. (cultivation sheet).Chlorophytum comosum
«I am rustic, undemanding, easy to grow and above all very beautiful ... What are you waiting for to have me in your home?».
The Chlorophytum, a plant native to southern Africa, also known by the name of ribbon or phalanx, is a well-known plant, characterized by green leaves that fall in a rosette, long, arched and often provided with a large white-yellowish band. It is a delightful herbaceous plant, perennial and evergreen, present in almost all our homes, much appreciated for its foliage and for its scarce cultivation requirements ... (cultivation sheet).The cacti
"We are strong and free-range plants, so even if you are a beginner, it is unlikely that you will not be able to make us grow beautiful and luxuriant".
Plants of the family Cactaceae their main feature is a deep root system as they are plants that grow in particularly arid areas so the roots "go in search of water". They are almost all devoid of leaves as we are used to seeing them and chlorophyll photosynthesis takes place thanks to the stem which takes on very different shapes and sizes depending on the genus and species.
"I am a plant that thrives even where other plains could not survive."
The genre Hedera of the family of Araliaceae it includes numerous evergreen, climbing species, much appreciated for their great decorative effect. They are plants that are found spontaneous almost everywhere in temperate climate regions, clinging to walls, rocks, building facades, tree trunks or simply that run along the ground forming a shiny and green carpet where the grass it does not grow because the light is too low. They do not require great care and for this reason they are appreciated by those who know little about plants ... (cultivation sheet).Philodendron (Philodendron scandens or P. cordatum or P. cuspidatum)
"I am easy to cultivate but remember that I love to climb, so put a brace next to me that I can cling to to be able to see the sky better".
It belongs to the family of Araceae and its peculiarity are the very large, shiny and leathery leaves that can reach a length of one meter and a width of 50 cm. They are beautiful plants to look at and do not require great care. Among other things, they are resistant to drought so any negligence of ours is "forgiven" without problems ... (cultivation sheet).