5 plants resistant for the apartment
The plants in a house allow to create small green oases and at the same time exploit the areas. For those looking for varieties that are adapted to live in the apartment, here are five plants undemanding and resistant:
1. The Ficus Benjamin is one of the ornamental plants for interiors most widespread. Originally from Southeast Asia, it belongs to the Moraceae family. It shows a tough stem, a rich oval foliage, pointed leaves, small fruits globular, said SICON, and can reach more than two meters height. Ficus Benjamin was the subject of the American entity Nasa study, which showed that the plant is able to filter out toxic substances in the air of indoor and purify it. To grow and vegetate must be placed in a soft ground, porous, slightly acidic and with pieces of clay on the bottom of the pot in order to facilitate water drainage. In addition, it must be placed in a well-lit, out of direct sunlight, watered at least twice a week during the summer, less often in those cold and fertilized by adding nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, iron, manganese and copper water watering and performed every two weeks in the summer and every two months in the fall and winter.
2. The Sansevieria is an evergreen plant of the Ruscaceae family, native to the Indies and Tropical Africa. It is characterized by long leaves, lance-shaped, fleshy, that come to life from a big rhizome. They come in several varieties: Sansevieria trifasciata, cylindrica, grandis, liberica or scabrifolia which are distinguished by the type of leaves and all resistant to dry conditions and high temperatures. As the Ficus Benjamin also the Sansevieria has the ability to purify the air from harmful substances. It is a plant that needs to stay in well-lit places, planting in March in a fertile soil and watered only when the soil becomes too dry, avoiding water stagnation. Fertilization must occur in the spring and summer, once a month using the nitrogen-rich liquid fertilizer. Repotting should be done only when the container is too small, if this is not done, once a year you have to delete two or three centimeters of soil from the surface.
3. The Kalanchoe blossfeldiana with its delicate and colorful flowers is perfect to give a touch of liveliness in the home. A perennial plant belonging to the Crassulaceae family, which owes its name to the general who introduced in Italy, importing it from Madagascar. It must be potted in a soil where has been added to the sand and placed in a well exposed to the sun place. It is frost sensitive, so the temperature should never be below 10 ° C. To encourage the vegetation is necessary to water it at least once a week in summer and every two weeks in cold weather, making sure that water does not stagnate in the pot fertilizing with a fertilizer high in potassium and phosphorous, once a month.
4. The Aspidistra is an evergreen plant, originally from China, Ruscaceae of the family, which grows slowly, but very long-lived. It is formed from a rhizome from which are of oval green lanceolate leaves, which can reach 70 cm in length. The Aspidistra must be potted in March-April, in a peat-based potting soil, sand and beech leaves, located in any area of the home, the important thing which is not exposed to drafts. Must be watered thoroughly in warm months, little in cold ones, fertilized once a month in autumn and spring with fertilizer high in nitrogen and pruned in the same period, eliminating the basal leaves.
5. Crassula ovata, known in popular parlance Jade tree, is a shrubby plant habit and branched, characterized by fleshy leaves with a rounded shape and dark green, which in spring has small white or pink flowers. According to the ancient oriental art of Feng Shui, this plant has the ability to attract economic wealth, if inserted at home, for this tree is called money. As it regards its cultivation must be possessed in March, in a fertile soil enriched sand, peat and heather land seasoned and positioned in a sunny home zone or very bright. The watering must take place once a seventh in the summer, with water at room temperature, better if rainwater, very seldom in the cold months, avoiding stagnation.