What to Grow on your Home Garden

What to Grow on your Home Garden

Plants can be used as part of home decorations, whether indoors or outdoors. The following are some of the plants that can be grown for decorative purposes;

 

Indoor Garden

Aloe

This plant belongs to the succulent family. It is characterized by long pointed leaves.  Aloe plants work best in room temperatures of about 70 degrees and a lot of sunlight. To have a healthy aloe plant, frequent watering should be avoided as it thrives best in dry soil. It can grow to about 3 feet high, although the smaller types like the aloe blossom in small indoor spaces that are well served by sunlight. The Aloe plant is well known for its medicinal function.

 

Pothos

Képtalálat a következőre: „Pothos”

This plant can survive in several lighting conditions. However, inadequate sunlight reduces the leaves’ variegation. It is known to survive in a variety of room temperatures. It has trailing stems that can grow up to 8 feet long. However, they can simply be reduced so that the plant appears neat and healthy. This plant purifies the air by absorbing toxins, for example, formaldehyde that can be found in carpets.

 


 

Jade

This plant is characterized by thick, lush leaves and magnificent branches that are appealing to the eye. It thrives best in ordinary room temperatures, requires less water and bright light. It is known to have a longer growth span.

 

Peace Lily

Képtalálat a következőre: „Peace Lily”

This has got to be one of the most common indoor plants to be found in any household. It is characterized by white ‘flowers’ and dark green leaves. However, the flowers are not necessarily flowers but specialized leaf bracts that grow hooded over the flowers. It grows best in low humidity and medium to low light, making them suitable for rooms that have fewer windows. Furthermore, they require moist soil throughout. However, extreme care should be taken when watering peace lilies – do not overwater them.

 

Palms

These plants are also popular in many homes. They are easy to grow and create pleasant surroundings. They are great air purifiers, as they can absorb toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and even carbon monoxide.

 


 

Ferns

Képtalálat a következőre: „Ferns”

They are fascinating plants that have been around for a very long time. Even though most people see them as ordinary, dull plants, they are actually great air purifiers as they can get rid of toxins like toluene and xylene that commonly originate from substances like paint and glue.

 

Outdoor Garden

Hardy Hibiscus

This plant is characterized by dinner plate-sized flowers that blossom during late summer and early fall. They flourish in moist soil and bright sunlight. They usually grow up to 8 feet tall.

 

Crested Iris

Képtalálat a következőre: „Crested Iris”

They are characterized by delicate blue, white, or purple flowers during spring. Even when not in bloom, the small clusters of foliage provide pleasant outdoor scenery. They thrive best under medium light and require well-drained soils.

 

Northern Sea Oats

This is a loosely tufted clump forming grass with lance-shaped, arching mid green foliage that usually turns yellow during winter. During summer, they are characterized by highly decorative oat-like panicles of green flower heads that turn bronze by late summer. They require bright light and well-drained soils to flourish. They tend to grow up to 4 feet tall.

 

Royal Catchfly

This plant produces bright red trumpet flowers in mid and late summer. They thrive under full sun conditions, well-drained soils and can grow to 3 feet tall.

 

Swamp Lily

Képtalálat a következőre: „Swamp Lily”

The swamp lily is a top marsh plant that usually produces beautiful bunches of white or pink flowers from spring to fall and long, blue-green leaves. Conditions for growth are bright light and moist to wet soil.

 

English Bluebells

These plants produce beautiful bluish-purple, fragrant flowers. They usually grow to about 1 foot tall. They can be planted during fall for them to bloom during spring. Bluebells thrive in well-drained soils that are high in organic matter.

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