Anthuriums are tropical plants. Imagine yourself in a warm jungle, surrounded by tropical plants, a thick canopy of lush tree foliage blocks out much of the sunlight, you hear the calls of exotic birds flying overhead… and you can feel the humidity. This is the environment that your anthurium loves!
During the winter months, many plant lovers turn their attention to the group of plants that remain green year-round: the evergreens. And it’s to this group that the Blue Point Juniper belongs. At the species level, it’s known as Juniperus chinensis — sometimes called the Chinese juniper. The Blue Point Juniper is special in that […]
A member of the Araceae family and the Philodendron genus, Philodendron ‘Birkin’ is a relatively new offering in the ornamental plant industry. It’s primary claim to fame arises from the beautiful striated variegation pattern displayed in its broad leaves. “But,” you may ask, “where did this variegation come from?” Let’s look at that. Philodendron ‘Birkin’ […]
Calla liles, Zantedeschia sp., come to us from the southern portion of Africa, but they are now appreciated all over the world. In years gone by, the great white calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) held a prominent place in the calla lily industry, but today many colorful Zantedeschia hybrids can be purchased and grown as well. […]
If you do not consider yourself to have a green thumb, yet you wish to add some living greenery to your interior decoration scheme, we recommend the pothos plant! Of all the ornamental plants a grower could cultivate, pothos have to be among the easiest to care for (Iannotti, 2021; Gombiths, 2021). These plants have […]
Native to the countries of Mexico and Guatemala, the popular Parlor Palm is called by the scientific name Chamaedorea elegans. Was that Chamaedorea elegant? No, Chamaedorea elegans. But a person does have to wonder if there’s a connection there! Indeed, Parlor Palms contribute an elegance and grace that makes their popularity no mystery. Parlor Palms, […]
Mother-in-law Tongues, or snake plants (Dracaena trifasciata), have been described as “easy to grow, and, in many cases, indestructible” (https://www.thespruce.com/snake-plant-care-overview-1902772). These plants, formerly known as Sansevieria trifasciata but recently renamed (Ibid.) are a good choice for beginning growers. If you kill your Mother-in-law’s tongue you’ve apparently made an accomplishment! But maybe that’s an overstatement. These […]