"FLOOR" LARGE MEASUREMENTS IN THE HOUSE
What floor colors can decorate a new home? Plants need spectacular, but not capricious, ready to put up with the irregularity of watering. In general, those that are suitable for busy people.
Inna Ermakova, Pskov region
Anna Vasilyeva, an experienced florist, answers
I advise you to pay attention to ficus benjamina, shefleru and zamiokulkas. The beautiful shape of the crown of these plants, their glossy foliage can decorate any interior. At the same time, they perfectly tolerate room conditions with their dry air, put up with a lack of light and irregular watering. They can be transplanted every few years (every year they only replace the top layer of soil in a pot).
Ficus Benjamin is rich in varieties that differ in leaf size, color, growth rate and form. It is grown most often in the form of a standard tree. When it begins to grow, you can form a crown according to your desire and taste. To make it lush, it is enough just to remove the side shoots, and after reaching a certain height, pinch. It is possible to form a ball or other shape by trimming. Or twist the flexible trunks of several plants in the form of a braid or lattice. On average, each year the tree grows by 20 cm.
The biggest danger for Benjamin's ficus is drafts, which the plant simply cannot tolerate. Therefore, you should not put it at the balcony door, air conditioner or battery. The best place for him is a bright, quiet corner.
Shefler is often called an umbrella tree. Its leaves are separate, similar to chestnut leaves and consist of 4-12 leaflets growing from one point. There are variegated forms, the leaves of which can be covered with yellow or white spots or longitudinal stripes.
Scheffler prefers a bright location. In summer it should be shaded from direct sunlight. It easily adapts to shaded corners in the apartment. It does not tolerate drafts, loves abundant watering from spring to autumn (moderate in winter), responds gratefully to spraying.
Zamioculcas better known as the dollar tree. Its main decoration is leathery glossy dark green leaves on long petioles, which are mistaken for shoots. Petioles, in which the plant accumulates water, are fleshy, thickened at the base, with irregular brown-green spots and stripes. They develop from underground tubers, which also serve as a reservoir for nutrients. Every year the plant produces from 3 to 7 new petioles. They grow very fast.
For good growth, Zamioculcas should be planted in poor but well-drained soil, which includes sand and small pebbles. In nature, it grows precisely on such sandy-stony soils. This plant loves warmth, bright diffused light, moderate watering (it is better to underfill than overfill), periodic spraying.
Reference by topic: Home palm (photo) - planting, care and what to choose for cultivation
Photo by Ludmila Mogilevich
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