Indoor plants water drainage
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Indoor plants water drainage from the shower floor to keep your bath/shower/tub
clean &, clear. The water enters the plant in the form of mist and
transfers the plant nutrients &, water throughout the plant in liquid form
that is absorbed by the plant leaves which are then carried through the
stomata, which look like little mouths on the plant leaves.
C. Aurea produces
vibrant clusters of very small, blue-green flowers in spring. It is
the only non-spiny, deciduous cactus known to repel aphids! This variety
has an unusual and fascinating spines pattern that looks quite wonderful
on many types of indoor plants. C. Aurea blooms throughout the year.
12" to 14" wide
Blue-green or white flowers
This cactus has small clusters of 1/4 to 3/4 inch globes of spiny,
orange-yellow blooms on its wiry stems. It's a beautiful color change
from blue to orange and is always refreshing to look at. In the spring,
it also has small blue-green spines that form a fantastic design.
12" to 14" wide
Fusion is another beautiful cactus with small, white flowers that turn
bright yellow when you get close. Although it does not tolerate bright
full sun, it does well in bright indirect lighting. Its growth is steady
and its small size can blend easily into most plants, windowsills,
and even small indoor tubs. It should be planted in a pot of 3/4 or
5/8 inches in diameter. This cactus needs regular, but not constant,
watering. Although it is sensitive to high temperatures, Fusion tends
to do well in rooms not as warm as the rest of the house. It can also
be moved outside in the summer.
14" to 20" wide
White, pink or pink-orange
Lobivia can grow as large as 18 inches in diameter and almost 1/2
inch thick. It's a beautiful green and gray cactus with white,
pink or pink-orange flowers. As it grows, it develops small
blue-green spines. When it's new, its flower color is green, but as
it ages, it tends to change to a yellowish color.
The white flowers and yellow-green spines look amazing together.
When paired with another, it makes a bold, eye-catching statement in
the center of the room. Lobivia can get large if left undisturbed.
In fact, it doesn't need much attention at all once it gets going.
It needs water, but not enough to drown the plant. This cactus likes
full sun to part shade and will require more water when it's hot.
Although lobivia can grow in the house, it prefers warmer rooms. It
can be kept in a small pot, but in the summer months, place it in a
larger pot so the plant will have room to spread out.
Lobivia will tolerate temperatures up to 90 degrees F. but will
prefer it warmer than that. For the house, the temperature should be
set around 60 degrees F.
2 to 6 feet
White, pink, or yellow
Cholla is a large, green cactus. When it's new, the leaves are
purple or dark blue, but as they grow and mature, they turn a yellow
or white color. When the stems are covered with cholla flowers, it's
a gorgeous combination that can't be beat.
Cholla looks great in a window and makes a statement. It needs
some water, but not too much. The average temperature of a cholla
room should be 75 to 85 degrees F.
2 to 4 feet
White, pink, or yellow
Ocotillo is a large cactus that has red or pink flowers.
When you see this cactus flower, you will notice that the flowers are
very large and are shaped like bells. It's not unusual for an ocotillo
to bloom twice a year.
Ocotillo is great in the house. The temperatures in a home can be
low, but they are seldom too high. Ocotillo thrives in a room with
low to medium light. Ocotillo also does not like cold drafts.
Prickly Pear Cactus
4 to 8 feet
White or pink
Prickly pear cactus has thorns on the stems that can be up to
four inches long. These cacti have an extremely prickly exterior
and can be difficult to walk on. But what makes the prickly pear
cactus great for home decor is its beautiful pink or white flowers.
Prickly pear cactus will grow in a room with medium to high
light. The temperatures in a home should be between 50 and 65 degrees
This cactus should be watered regularly and fertilized once a
month. Prickly pear is easy to take care of because you don't need
to worry about bugs.
Up to 7 feet
White, pink, or red
Yerba mate is a perennial cactus. These cacti are great for the
house because they don't need much to grow. Yerba mate is a great
stress reliever because it is soothing to the throat and also very
relaxing. These cacti are great for rooms with low light. They
thrive with very little water.
If you enjoy fresh air, a room with medium to low light levels
would be perfect for yerba mate.
You don't need to worry about bugs with these cacti.
5 to 7 feet
White, pink, purple
Fruit cacti need plenty of sun to flourish. Their prickly
exteriors can be difficult to walk on, but they do have beautiful
flowers. A room with medium to low light levels would be perfect
for fruit cactus.
These cacti need ample sun to grow. A room with very low light
levels would be suitable for them.
You don't need to worry about bugs with fruit cacti.
10 to 14 feet
White, pink, red
Pepper trees need plenty of water to thrive. Like the other
peppers, they need ample sunlight to grow. Pepper trees also have
beautiful flowers. You don't need to worry about bugs with these
A room with medium to low light levels would be perfect for
pepper trees. They do require frequent watering.
Your family won't have a problem growing any of the plants in
this book in your home. Just follow the instructions listed in
each chapter and you'll soon see them sprout in your home.