here is a small selection and a few tips on how to care for them.
Growing yucca in containers is a great way to bring the outdoors inside. When growing the yucca plant indoors, try to locate it in a partially shaded area of bright, but indirect light for better leaf color. Potted yucca plants may grow in full sun and flourish, but will often have browning tips or white, necrotic spots on the leaves. Light fertilization can help establish the plant when growing yucca in containers, but is not needed for established plants.
Water your Yucca liberally during warmer months of the year. Like all plants it’s impossible to give exact watering timetables, but if conditions are exceptional (bright, warm etc) you could be looking to do this as frequently as once a week or more. The soil should dry out a little between watering. In winter a lot less water is required.
Succulents come in an amazing variety of size, shape and colours. These little ones here are in little individual pots you can both hang and stand. Succulents like 6 hours of sun a day so place the close to a window but not in direct sun. Do not let anyone convince you that they don’t need much watering, they do. What your succulent will enjoy most is a good root soaking and the letting it dry out before re-watering.
Aloe Vera has variegated leaves that flow out from its center base. Aloe can be kept in a pot in the kitchen near a window for everyday use. The juice from its leaves will relieve pain from scrapes and burns. Water sparingly in the winter months but come summer water well, let the excess water drain off, and let the soil dry out before watering again.
The miniature Olive Tree is a hardy, evergreen plant that likes full sun, though you should turn the pot a quarter-turn every week to ensure even growth. They are a slow grower but make sure the pot is several inches larger than the root ball to allow growth. Allow the top inch of soil in the pot to dry out in between watering. Olive trees, since they are native to the Mediterranean, are particularly suited to drier air (like the kind found in most homes), so they don’t need to be misted.
Bromeliads are strong and very easy to maintain. Place them in a light place (not in full sun) and water regularly (in the chalice which is the heart of the plant from where the flower grows) and it will be very happy. There is no need to add plant feed to the water. If you want to pamper your plant, on a very hot day, take a spray bottle and spray the flower and the leaf.
The Ficus Ginsengis not the medicinal ginseng plant, but a type of fig. And it is actually a Bonsai Tree.
It likes a light position out of the full sun. The lighter the position, the more water it will need, so give it regular water and don’t let the root ball dry out. The best way to keep your Ginseng Ficus moist and happy is to mist it with a spray bottle every day.
Your Ginseng Ficus Bonsai is a slow grower and should only need to be repotted every one to three years depending on the speed of its growth. Repotting should always take place right after the colder season and the beginning of the spring season.
As these little trees are very hardy and can stand a little over or under watering, they make a great gift for everyone, including those without “green fingers”.
The Curcuma is also known as the Siamese Tulip, the Java Tulip and Siamese Ginger, and its rhizomes are dried and ground to make the spice Tumeric.
It prefers a light, sunny location on a window sill where it will get the morning sun, but will be in dappled shade the rest of the day. Water the soil regularly to keep it moist and give it a mist to replicate it natural tropical climate.
For every Curcuma plant this grower sells, he contributes an amount to the Stichting Nationaal Fonds tegen Kanker. This Dutch foundation is committed to fighting cancer stimulates and makes a major financial contribution to such projects as research conducted at the Academic Medical Center affiliated with the University of Amsterdam. This means that you are enabling and funding this research!
DID YOU KNOW: Turmeric powder has many medicinal properties that have long been known in India and China. Turmeric is termed as a ‘Super Food‘, probably the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is used as an anti-depressant and plays a protective role against Alzheimer’s disease and against different types of cancers.