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The Best Small indoor Pot Plants for our Climate

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 | Regina Downes | Comments (0)

In this short blog I am going to share with you 5 of the Best Small indoor Pot Plants for our climate, before I begin there is a few important pointers you need to remember when keeping plants indoors

  • Indoor plants need LIGHT, (not direct sunlight) they require a well lit room/area to be positioned in if it’s too dark the plant will drop its leaves
  • Never position a plant near the direct flow of the air con duct-this will cause the plants foliage to turn brown (this usually begins on the plants leave edges)
  • Avoid placing a pot plant in front of a window, where the plant will receive direct sunlight
  • Any signs of your plant dropping leaves or leaves discolouring-move plant to a new area or location (this means your plant is not happy in its present location)

 

Chlorophytum comosum

Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant/Ribbon Plant)

Perfect in a small hanging basket or pot. Has beautiful soft variegated leaves, throws out lots of small little ribbon/spider plants. This plant is easy to care for and easy to propagate should you want to make more plants from the parent plant. This plant thrives here in the top end. Great plant to brighten up your bathroom or kitchen area.

 

 

 

Sanservieria trifasciata

 

 

 

Sansevieria trifasciata (Mother in law's tongue)

Love them or hate them, mother in laws tongue is thee “Perfect house plant’’ it is indestructible and un-kill-able! There are lots of different species to choose from. If you forget to water this plant it will not die for a very long time! Sanservieria plants all belong in pots and not in the ground! Ever! Once planted in the ground it is near impossible to remove and it will take over your garden and your neighbours.

 

 

 

 

Spathaphyllum picasso

 

 

Spathiphyllum wallisii Picasso (Peace lily) 

This peace lily will add a splash of colour to your home. It has beautiful deep green glossy leaves painted with splashes of white. Its stunning white flower is an added bonus! This plant requires a very well lit room to thrive. It can be easily divided to make new plants once it has filled its pot to capacity.

 

 

 

Epipremnum aureum

Epipremnum aureum

 

(Devil's ivy)

This plant is the perfect trailing plant for any house. There are lots of varieties to choose from; from variegated yellow and green foliage, to white and green foliage to just plain green foliage. With this plant you need to remember to keep cutting off the older more mature foliage, as there leaves tend to get bigger if left on the plant. This pot plant is ideal if positioned on a high shelf or cupboard with its foliage left to trial downwards. Ideal in the kitchen/bathroom or lounge areas

 

 

 

 

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

 

 

 

Zamioculcas zamiifolia  (ZZ Plant)

Another very hardy indoor pot plant. It is a very stylish plant with its deep green glossy foliage.
So easy to grow and maintain.
It’s really hard to kill and is easily split and divided to make new plants from.
Great indoor pot plant for the bathroom.

 

                                     

 

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                                        Caring for your Indoor pot plants

Indoor pot plants usually require minimum care, but they do require some-

  • Move your houseplants out into filtered Sunlight once every few months, just for a few days. This will help rejuvenate the plant.
  • If your indoor pot plant require some fertiliser, use a liquid feed
  • Repot or divide your houseplants once you see the roots emerging from the outside of the pot base
  • Do not tip your left over tea or coffee into the pot plant, this will not help the plant and they will not get a caffeine hit from it either!

 

 

 

 


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