Category Archives for House Plants

Pests and diseases : Prevention and treatment

To enjoy the beauty of your plants and flowers for as long as possible, you must adopt the same motto for your terrace and balcony as for your garden: “Prevention is the best medicine”. The first step has already been … Continue reading

24. March 2014 by admin
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How to Look After House Plants

Until just after the Second World War, palms, ferns, aspidistras and a few seasonal flowering pot plants were the only plants available for interior decoration. Now, however, there exists a wide range of foliage pot plants grouped under the heading … Continue reading

01. February 2013 by admin
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Poinsettia Euphorbia Pulcherrima

Poinsettia The botanical name of the poinsettia is Euphorbia pulcherrima and it is a deciduous shrub from Mexico, cultivated for the large scarlet or pink bracts which surround the insignificant flowers in winter. It is forced in large numbers for … Continue reading

06. April 2011 by admin
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Cyclamen Persicum

Cyclamen It is the garden varieties of Cyclamen persicum that are grown as winter-flowering greenhouse plants. There are a great many of them, some with very heavily silvered leaves which are as decorative as the flowers themselves, some with extra … Continue reading

06. April 2011 by admin
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Florist’s Flowers

Florists, the men and women who have cultivated and improved flowers through the centuries, have tended to concentrate on certain genera for which they could create the greatest demand. These florists’ flowers, as they are known, have been developed by … Continue reading

04. April 2011 by admin
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Feeding and Watering Houseplants

House Plants House plants are very popular, most of them being foliage plants. Some are climbing subjects and, in general, the same principles of management apply as for flowering pot plants. An extra factor however when caring for house plants, … Continue reading

11. February 2011 by admin
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Orchid Bacteria, Orchid Virus and Useful Insects for Orchids

Orchid Bacteria These are, of course, invisible to the naked eye and by the time symptoms are observed it is usually too late to do anything. Fortunately, they are very rare on windowsills or in conservatories. Symptoms: slimy, porridge-like, moist … Continue reading

10. December 2010 by admin
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Diagnosing Orchid Diseases

Orchid Diseases – Orchid Fungal Diseases In most cases, fungi are parasites which attack already weakened plants and they will only appear if the orchid has been subjected to much stress through dry air, lack of light, sunburn or other … Continue reading

10. December 2010 by admin
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Orchid Pests – Pests That Affect Orchids

Orchid Pests The pests that affect orchids are insects of the biting and sucking kind, as well as their larvae, and spiders that suck sap or eat the leaves and roots. This causes weakening or damage to the orchid to … Continue reading

10. December 2010 by admin
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Orchid Types and Orchid Varieties – Care and Growing Information

Orchid Types and Orchid Varieties – Care and Growing Information All of these orchids can be kept indoors and are easy to get hold of. They will be listed in current catalogues published by garden centres and nurseries and are … Continue reading

10. December 2010 by admin
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